CC35. Handover of RAF Leuchars to the Army 31 March 2015


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BFPS No: 3183 Date of issue: 31/3/2015 SKU: CC35 Category: Tags: , , , ,


RAF Leuchars in Fife, Scotland will be formally handed over to the British Army on the 31st March 2015. The base will be re-named “Leuchars Station” and will become home to a variety of military units. In recognition of this historic occasion the Forces Philatelic Bureau will be publishing a special commemorative cover.

The cover carries a stunning aerial photograph of Leuchars taken by Drew Dudgeon superimposed with the Station crest and the cap badges of the four main military units that will occupy the site. A Scottish regional definitive stamp has been cancelled by the unique BFPS 3183 special handstamp.

The cover comes complete with an A4 double-sided insert in full colour giving the base’s history. Both are presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir of the handover.