Cover produced for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Cover depicts Hurricanes of 1, 17, 46 249 257 and 310 Squadrons in action over Colchester, a Heinkel III shot down by Blenheim of 25 Squadron on 4th September 1940 and BF110s of 6 Staffel attacking the factories of Vicker and Hawker at Brooklands.
Cover bears 34p Wellington 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain stamp cancelled with 4th Sept Jersey CDS cancelled on first day of issue.
Cover has been flown in HS125 xx508 of 32 Squadron from RAF Northolt to the region of Ipswich where formation was joined with Canberras from RAF Wyton. Then as part of the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Flypast to London along the Mall and over Buckingham Palace to finish at RAF Abingdon. Then returned to Northolt.
Hand signed by Group Captain H S 'George' Darley DSO
Battle of Britain fighter pilot No 609 Squadron
Official special, numbered and certified on reverse