Skip to main content

JOY LOFTHOUSE.   It was with the deepest regret that we report that Joy passed away peacefully at home in Cirencester.  Joy was married to 7 Squadron Pathfinder Pilot S/L Charles Lofthouse OBE, DFC who was for many years Secretary of 7 Squadron Association, during which time Joy established herself as an Honorary member of the Association which continued after Charles' death.   After the end of the war Joy became a teacher and it was at teacher training colledge where she met Charles.  This followied her wartime service as a Pilot with the ATA and it was this latter role which brought Joy to National attention when she featured in many documentaries about the ATA and Spitfires.  Joy was 95 when she passed away, a full Obituary will appear shortly.

....By Night
....By Night

7 Squadron Chinook "EQ" ZA718 in company with another Chinook on Operations over Northern Ireland in 1986.   The original of this painting is in the Artist's collection  Each print will be signed and dated by the artist the print is printed on semi-gloss medium weight pape,r approx size 20 x 16 inches and is delivered rolled in a cardboard tube. Cost £27:50p including postage in UK (overseas postage cost on request).  10% donated to Association Funds on every purchase.

"Lancaster Sunset"

"Lancaster Sunset"  depicts a 7 Squadron Lancaster with engines running ready for the signal to taxy from dispersal sometime in 1944 as the setting sun starts to cast dark shadows.  The original of this painting was displayed at the 2014 Annual Exhibition of the Guild of Aviation Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.  Each print will be signed and dated by the artist the print is printed on semi-gloss medium weight paper, approx size 20 x 16 inches and is delivered rolled in a cardboard tube. Cost £27:50p including postage in UK (overseas postage cost on request).  10% donated to Association Funds on every purchase.

Commission a painting

If you would like to commission a painting please contact Mal Reeves, paintings are normally completed in Acrylic paint on Canvas board to a size of your choice, each painting will be priced depending upon the complexity of the subject.  Pencil drawings are also available and are normally cheaper!!

Get a website for your group
the easiest website builder
around give it a try for free