FPB06A. Royal Navy Equipment Exhibition ’89, Whale Island, Portsmouth


Signed by Vice Admiral Sir Jock Slater KCB LVO

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BFPS No: 2289 Date of issue: 24/9/1989 SKU: FPB06A Category: Tags: , , ,


Produced to mark the Royal Navy Equipment Exhibition 1989.

Between 1976 and 1991, the British Army Equipment Exhibition and the Royal Navy Equipment Exhibition were held on alternate years in Aldershot and Portsmouth respectively.

In 1993 the two exhibitions were combined and held every other year until the exhibition was privatised. Exhibitions company Spearhead launched the first Defence Systems and Equipment International, in 1999 at Chertsey in Surrey. In 2001 it moved to its current location at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London Docklands. DSEi’s name was changed in 2009, replacing the word Systems with Security.(Extracts from Wikipedia)

The artwork shows a RN aircraft carrier with one Harrier and two helicopters in the foreground.

The information text on the right of the cover has been printed in red.

A rosine 26ᵖ Scottish regional definitive stamp has been cancelled by the BFPS 2289 Special Handstamp.

The back of the cover shows “Certified copy of 740” and the Commanding Officer’s L.O.F.T.U. stamp.