Albert Ball VC, DSO & 2 Bars, MC (14 August 1896 – 7 May 1917) was an exceptional
English fighter pilot of the First World War. He was a recipient of the Victoria Cross,
for gallantry “in the face of the enemy”, the highest award that can be earned by
members of the British or Commonwealth armed forces. At the time of his death he was,
with forty-four victories, the United Kingdom’s leading flying ace, and remained its
fourth-highest scorer behind Edward Mannock, James McCudden, and George McElroy.
A special commision for Goodwood Aero Club as an award at the Vintage Fly-in Concours
d’elegance (2008). The original is the result of 8 weeks work following the mould
making process. The Earl of March was delighted with the sculpture.
Exhibited at the Guild of Aviation Artists annual exhibition 2009, The Mall Galleries
london. Being the only sculpture offered and accepted, it was Highly commended for the
Quantas Trophy and the Arthur Gibson Trophy.
Solid bronze on a slate base
An edition of 50, individually numbered and signed
The Mall Gallery 2009