To commemorate the sixty fifth anniversary of the death of aviator poet John Gillespie Magee Jnr, aviation artist Edward Ash was asked to complete a painting which would celebrate the poem ‘High Flight’
The Supermarine Spitfire MK11a ‘VZ-E’ (P7856) depicted, was shared by John Magee and Flt. Sgt. N MacDonnel, during this time on 412 Squadron Flt. Sgt. MacDonnel had the honour of being the first 412 Squadron pilot to shoot down an enemy aircraft, an Me Bf 109, on October 13th 1941.