No II (AC) Squadron is the oldest fixed wing squadron, although No 1 Squadron is older it started with Balloons and No 3 Squadron is just marginally younger, so to celebrate the Squadron's 95th Anniversary we were asked to produce a special commemorative cover to pay tribute to this remarkable achievement.
The Squadron had Tornado ZD748 specially repainted with black fin and 95th markings such as 'Shiney Two' and the squadron crest - this paint scheme won the award at the RIAT 2007 Air Show. Obviously, we have selected this aircraft for the artwork and it is shown in flight. The painting was especially commission from Ross Wardle, who was one of the Matchbox Kits artists before the company dropped out of kit market.
The cover has been flown in ZD848 by Wing Commander Andy Hine and Flight Lieutenant Leigh Borrow from RAF Marham and return.
The cover bears first class definitive stamp cancelled with BFPS 3013 postmark for the 95th Anniverary of No II (AC) Squadron dated 13 May 2007. 13 May 1912 being the date of the Squadron bwing formed.
Hand signed by Wing Commander Andy Hine MA RAF
150 Signed, Numbered and Certified
Andy Hine has the honour of being the Officer Commanding No II (AC) Squadron in the Squadron's 95th year.