To mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain RAF Northolt has commissioned BFPS to produce the third commemorative cover in a set of three. This will be issued on the 15th September 2015.
This splendid cover bears images by Flt Lt James Payne RAF, of a Royal Flying Corps B.E.2 Bi-plane, a Spitfire fighter and a BAe 146 aircraft. In the background is shown the Polish Memorial situated near RAF Northolt.A red first class definitive stamp has been cancelled by the uniquely numbered BFPS 3185 ‘Battle of Britain 75’ 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 centenary.
One hundred of the covers will be a signed limited edition. 50 will be signed by Group Captain Andy Bacon, Station Commander and 50 by Wg Cdr Steve Courtnadge, Officer Commanding 32 (The Royal) Squadron.
The majority of these covers have been reserved for RAF Northolt, however BFPS has secured a limited quantity for sale to its customers. Versions of the cover for sale in the BFPS shop include a standard unsigned priced at £6 with flown cover at £9 and signed covers at £15 becoming available as they arrive.
This is the standard unsigned version of the cover.
You can also buy these covers via mail order by sending a cheque made out to ‘BFPS CIC’ to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9