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BATTLE OF BRITAIN 50th ANNIVERSARY - Special Signed Edition Set of 20


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Originally produced in 1990, as a set of 20, these outstanding Limited Edition covers were created to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Each of the covers depict various stages of the conflict and are titled & signed by a distinguished RAF aircrew veteran who had a noteable role to play during the Battle of Britain, 1940, thus making this set a significant, historical collection of 20 rare signatures.

Various, rare and unique postmarks included are RAF Coltishall, RAF Biggin Hill and RAF Hawkinge etc

 

The Limited Edition covers in this superb set are;

 

1/ "The Skirmishing - 1st to 9th July 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain Denis David CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with 87 Squadron from Exeter & 213 Squadron from Tangmere.

 

2/ "The Skirmishing - 10th to 21st July 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Christopher "Bunny" Currant DSO, DFC*

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with 605 Squadron from RAF Drem in Scotland and Croydon, Surrey.

 

3/ "The Skirmishing - 22nd to 31st July 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander George "Grumpy" Unwin DSO, DFM

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 19 Squadron from RAF Duxford.

 

4/ "The Major Assault - 1st to 8th August 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain Frank "Chota" Carey CBE, DSO, DFC*, AFC, DFM

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with 43 Squadron from RAF Tangmere and Kenley.

 

5/ "The Major Assault - 9th to 12th August 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Rod Learoyd VC

He flew Blenheims with Bomber Command 49 Squadron and was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1940 whilst flying a daring raid across the English Channel to attack German invasion barges.

 

6/ "The Major Assault - 13th to 15th August 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Paddy Barthropp DFC, AFC

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 602 Squadron from RAF Westhampnett.

 

7/ "The Major Assault - 16th to 17th August 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Robert Doe DSO, DFC

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 234 Squadron from RAF Leaconfield and Hurricanes with 238 Squadron from RAF Middle Wallop.

 

8/ "The Major Assault - 18th August 1940" personally signed by;

Air Vice Marshall Harold Bird-Wilson CBE, DSO, DFC*, AFC

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with 17 Squadron from RAF Tangmere RAF Debden.

 

9/ "The Major Assault - 19th to 23rd August 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain Tom Gleave CBE

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with 253 Squadron from RAF Kenley and became one of the first "members of the Guinea Pig Club".

 

10/ "The Major Assault - 24th to 26th August 1940" personally signed by;

Air Vice Marshall Desmond Hughes CB, CBE, DSO, DFC, AFC

He flew Defiiants during the Battle of Britain with 264 Squadron from RAF Duxford, RAF Manston and RAF Hornchurch.

 

11/ "The Major Assault - 27th to 29th August 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain Denys Gillam DSO, DFC, AFC

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 616 Squadron from RAF Church Fenton and Hurricanes with 312 Squadron from RAF Folwmere.

 

12/ "The Major Assault - 30th to 31st August 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Ivor Cosby DSO, DFC, AFC

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 610 & 72 Squadrons from RAF Biggin Hill and 222 Squadron from RAF Hornchurch.

 

13/ "Invasion Month - 1st to 6th September 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain George Darley DSO, DFC

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 609 Squadron from RAF Northolt

 

14/ "Invasion Month - 7th September 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Harbourne Stephen DSO, DFC

He flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain with 74 Squadron from RAF Hornchurch

 

15/ "Invasion Month - 8th to 14th September 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain M.B.D. Duke Woolley DSO, DFC

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with RAF 253 Squadron based at RAF Kenley, Kent.

 

16/ "Invasion Month - 15th to 30th September 1940" personally signed by;

Air Vice Marshall H.A.V. Hogan CB, DFC

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with RAF 501 Squadron from RAF Hawkinge and RAF Gravesend.

 

17/ "The Night Blitz - 1st October to 31st October 1940" personally signed by;

Squadron Leader Charlton Haw DFC, DFM

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with RAF 504 Squadron from RAF Hendon and RAF Filton.

 

18/ "The Night Blitz - 1st to 15th November 1940" personally signed by;

Air Commodore Alan Deere DSO, OBE, DFC*, AFC

He flew Spitifres during the Battle of Britain with RAF 54 Squadron from RAF Hornchurch.

 

19/ "The Night Blitz - 16th to 22nd November 1940" personally signed by;

Group Captain John "Cats Eyes" Cunningham CBE, DSO, DFC*, AE

He flew Blenheims and Beaufighters during the Battle of Britain with RAF 604 Squadron from RAF Northolt and Middle Wallop.

 

20/ "The Night Blitz - 22nd November to 31st December 1940" personally signed by;

Wing Commander Roland Beamont CBE, DSO, DFC*

He flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain with RAF 87 Squadron from RAF Exeter.

 

With each of the limited edition covers there is a small photograph inside of the pilot who signed the cover along with a brief biography of their RAF service.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Although a complete set of 20 limited edition covers, they are not matching numbers. Due to their age (nearly 30 years old) they are not brand new or in mint condition but are still in very good condition, nice and clean with no damage.

 

**WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE OF THESE SOUGHT AFTER SETS IN STOCK**


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