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19 Nov 81 Jersey Bomber Command Museum Appeal . Sopwith Tabloid. No 1 Royal Naval Air Service Detachment Eastchurch. Picture cachet of Flt Lt R L G Marix in Tabloid 168, bombing the Zeppelin Z 1X in its shed at Dusseldorf. October 8th 1914.

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19 Nov 81 Jersey Bomber Command Museum Appeal . Sopwith Tabloid. No 1 Royal Naval Air Service Detachment Eastchurch. Picture cachet of Flt Lt R L G Marix in Tabloid 168, bombing the Zeppelin Z 1X in its shed at Dusseldorf. October 8th 1914. Flown Nimrod of 201 Sqn 19 Nov 81 Jersey Bomber Command Museum Appeal . Sopwith Tabloid. No 1 Royal Naval Air Service Detachment Eastchurch. Picture cachet of Flt Lt R L G Marix in Tabloid 168, bombing the Zeppelin Z 1X in its shed at Dusseldorf. October 8th 1914. signed

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Bomber Command Cover Signed Sir Arthur Bomber Harris WW1 Pilot
Harris led RAF Bomber Command in World War Two, earning him the nickname 'Bomber Harris'. His implementation of the policy of 'saturation' or 'area' bombing of German cities has made him a
hugely controversial figure.
Leaving England at the age of 16, he travelled to Rhodesia where he worked on a farm becoming the manager by the age of 21. Having fought in South-West Africa, he returned to Britain and joined the RFC, gaining his RAeC Certificate (No 2015) on 6 November 1915. In March 1916, one of his flight, Lt W Leefe-Robinson, brought down the first Zeppelin over England for which he was awarded a VC. With No 45 Sqn he gained his five victories, thereby raising him to 'ace' status. It was in India that he saw the deplorable state of the RAF in the area and at one point even threatened to resign his commission over the situation. He has often been 'credited' with start 'area bombing', but this decision was made before he took over Bomber Command. However, having been given the task he carried it out with vigor. He also attempted increase the profile of the command and within months of taking over command had managed to mount three '1000 Bomber' raids against Cologne, Essen and Bremen. After the war, shunned by the British authorities, he returned to South Africa and became Managing Director of the South African Marine Corporation (Safmarine). He was eventually honoured when Churchill returned to Downing Street in 1953, but at his own request was awarded a baronet rather than a peerage. He died on 5 April 1984 Details & Black & White photo enclosed. Certifified Copy No 1321 of 1500.

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21 Nov 82 Commemorating Guernsey's own 201 Sqn Special Postmark Avro 504 No.1 Royal Naval Air Service detachment Eastchurch 21 November 1914. Flown in Nimrod.

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21 Nov 82 Commemorating Guernsey's own 201 Sqn Special Postmark Avro 504 No.1 Royal Naval Air Service detachment Eastchurch 21 November 1914. Flown in Nimrod. Crew signed Sqn Ldr W R Henshaw & Flt Lt J J Collis.

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RAF FDC No1 RNAS Detachment Eastchurch 2 Signed
21 Nov 82 Commemorating Guernsey's own 201 Sqn Special Postmark on 12p inter
- Island Transport Trislander Guernsey stamp. AVRO 204 No 1 Royal Naval Air Service detachment Eastchurch 21 November 1914. Picture cachet of Avro 504's No1 RNAS Detachment Eastchurch attacking Zeppelin sheds at Friedrichshafen 21 November 1914.On the reverse black flown cachet Flown by 201 Sqn crew 4 from RAF Kinloss to Homestead Airforce base Florida USA on 3 Oct 82 and returned on 21 Oct 82 Captain Flt Lt N Ward Aircraft XV 288 Nimrod MR 2 P Route Kinloss, Gander, Homestead and return. Total flight time 19hrs 45 mind. Backstamped Homestead Air Force Base Oct 18 AM 1982.and RAF Post Office Kinloss. Certified Copy No 0042 of 1550 Signed Project Officer.

Personally Signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Le Cheminant DFC and Bar.During the WW11 served in France, North Africa, Malta, Sicily and Italy 1940 to 44 Light bombers, Later Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of Guernsey 1980 to 85 also Signed by Wing Commander P N Presland Officer Commanding No 201 Squadron. Certified Copy No of 1550 Signed Project Officer £

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26 Apr 82 Jersey Commemorating lst Award VC to Airman

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26 Apr 82 Jersey Commemorating lst Award VC to Airman Flown from RAF Laarbruch in Jaguar Signed by Captain Wg Cdr T G Thorn & Pilot Gp Capt N J R Walpole

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1st award of Victoria Cross to an airman Signed Jackson VC
29 Mar 80 kortrijk postmark. Commemorating the First award of the Victoria Cross to an Airman - 2nd Lt.W.B.Rhodes - Moorhouse.Cover depicts 2nd Lt.W.B.Rhodes - Moorhouse in 2 Squadron BE2b bombing bombing German troop train in the Railway Station at Courtal ( now Kortrijk ) Belgium on 26 April 26 April 1915, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross and 2 Squadron Badge.Blue Flown cachet. Flown in 2 Sqn Jaguar T2 XX843 from RAF Laarbruch ( Germany ) to a point over France and then over the route taken by 2nd Lt.W.B.Rhodes - Moorhouse to Courtral and return to RAF Laarbruch pilot Capt Walpole and co - pilot Wg Cdr Thorn OC 2 Sqn.Hand signed Norman Jackson VC 106 Sqn Engineer of Lancaster ME 669 which was shot down over Germany on 26 April 1944, during the Focke - Wulf FW190 attack. Norman Jackson tried to extinguish a blazing engine & was awarded the Victoria Cross.Details and photogragh of Norman Jackson enclosed

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Signed byAir Commodore Sir Archie L Winskill 72 & 603 Sqns Battle of Britain WW11 Fighter Pilot.

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1 Apr 82 64th Anniversary of the Formation of RAF Handley Page 0/400Flown in Hercules by 70 Sqn

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64th Anniv of the Formation of RAF Signed E G Barwell Battle of Britain Pilot
1 Apr 82 64th Anniversary of the Formation of RAF Handley Page 0/400Flown in Hercules by 70 Sqn.
Wg Cdr E G Barwell Battle of Britain Fighter and Dunkirk Fighter Pilot Ace with 264, 125 Fighter Interception Unit Squadrons. Destroyed Bf 109, and two Ju 87s on May 29 and Bf 109 and a He 111 on the 31st Feb 1940.

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64th Anniv Formation of RAF Signed V Bergman Czechoslovakian Battle of Britain Pilots

1 Apr 82 64th Anniversary of the Formation of RAF Handley Page 0/400Flown in Hercules by 70 Sqn.

Personally Sqn Ldr V Bergman DFC & Bar 310 Sqn RAF Duxford Czechoslovakian Battle of Britain.He was shot down August 26 whilst attacking Do 17s over Clacton and baled out slightly wounded . In September claimed a Bf 110 destroyed on the 9th and a Do 215 on the 18th. Details enclosed

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22 Apr 86 Jersey Sopwith 1.5 Strutter Flown in Hercules Picture cachet of a Sopwith
Special Signed.by Sqn.Ldr.Rochford WW 1 facsimile Certified Cover of 825

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Special Signed.by Sqn.Ldr.Rochford WW 1 pilot.Certified Copy no 0808 of 825

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22 Apr 86 Jersey Sopwith 1.5 Strutter Flown in Hercules Picture cachet of a Sopwith Personally Signed( Handsigned not Facsimile )by Sqn.Ldr.Rochford WW 1 also Signed by W A Wilkinson Battle of Britain Hurricane Fighter Pilot with 501 Sqn. Posted to France in 22 May 1940 The Squadron was withdrawn 19 June 1940. Landing at Gravesend in poor visibility on 7th August collided with Sgt Howarth.


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As B5c but also signed by Roy Ford fighter pilot Battle of Britain with 41 Sqn.

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As B34a But Signed by John Young Artist who printed the original which was used on this cover. . Young has painted professionally since 1950. In 1960, Forty-five of Young's original paintings are displayed in the R.A.F. Museum in Hendon John Young's stature as an aviation artist is unrivalled. He was awarded the Guild Medal of Aviation Artists in 1983, , John has painted since 1950, gaining his technical knowledge during service in the Royal Air Force. Few issued.

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13 Apr 82 Jersey 70th Anniv.Formation RFC Flown in Vulcan B Mk 2 MRR XJ 782 of No 27 Sqn on Joint Maritime Co - Operation Exercise 82/1

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B6b 70th Anniv Formation RFC Flown in Vulcan crew signed

13 Apr 82 70th Anniv of the Formation of the Royal Flying Corps . Flown cachet on the reverse Black flown cachet Flown in Vulcan B MRR XH 563 of No 27 Sqn on a reconnaissance sortie to locate photograph and shadow the Soviet guided missile cruiser KIROV on its maiden voyage outside the baltic
Personall Signed by Vulcan Crew Capt Wg Cdr T A Pearson, Co Pilot Flt Lt Leslie, Nav Radar Sqn Ldr J Stevenson, Nav Plotter Flt Lt P W Edwards, AEO Flt Lt J D Wilson

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RAF Flown Vulcan Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir John Gingell
13 Apr 82 70th Anniv of the Formation of the Royal Flying Corps . Flown cachet on the reverse Blue flown cachet Flown in Vulcan B MK2 MRR XJ 782 of No 27 Sqnthe final flight made by the Squadron before disbandment. Captain Sqn Ldr Danby, Co Pilot Flt Lt J Marham, Navigator Radar Sqn Ldr J Stevenson, Navigator Plotter Flt Lt R B Olive, AEO Sqn Ldr A T Farmer,Chief Technician M J E Archer, Chief Technician M J Banyard. Flight Time 21 mins 15 Secs. . Personally Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir John Ginell KCB CBE RAF.
GINGELL, Air Chief Marshal Sir John, GBE 1984 (CBE 1973; MBE 1962); KCB 1978; KCVO 1992; RAF retired; Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1985-92; b 3 Feb. 1925; e s of late E. J. Gingell; m 1949, Prudence, d of late Brig. R. F. Johnson; two s one d. Educ: St Boniface Coll., Plymouth. Entered RAF, 1943; Fleet Air Arm, 1945-46 as Sub-Lt (A) RNVR; returned to RAF, 1951; served with Nos 58 and 542 Sqdns; CFS 1954; psc 1959; jssc 1965; comd No 27 Sqdn, 1963-65; Staff of Chief of Defence Staff, 1966; Dep. Dir defence Ops Staff (Central Staff), 1966-67; Mil. Asst to Chm. NATO Mil. Cttee, Brussels, 1968-70; AOA, RAF Germany, 1971-72; AOC 23 Group, RAF Trng Comd, 1973-75; Asst Chief of Defence Staff (Policy), 1975-78; Air Member for Personnel, 1978-80; AOC-in-C, RAF Support Comd, 1980-81; Dep. C-in-C, Allied Forces Central Europe, 1981-84, Mem., Commonwealth War Graves Commn, 1986-91. Hon. Bencher, Inner Temple, 1990. Recreations: gardening, walking, music. Club: Royal Air Force.Certified Copy of 1475.

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70th Anniv.Formation RFC Flown in Vulcan Signed 3 Battle of Britain Pilots
13 Apr 82 Jersey 70th Anniv.Formation RFC Flown in Vulcan B Mk 2 MRR XJ 782 of No 27 Sqn on Joint Maritime Co - Operation Exercise 82/1
Personally Signed by Flt Lt M F Anderson 604 Sqn Battle of Britain. Died 1993
A L .Winskill 72 & 603 Sqn's, British Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot and Fighter Ace
J A A Gibson 501 Sqn New Zealander Ace with 12 Victories in Hurricane . Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot.

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As B6a But Signed by Vulcan Crew who flew the cover and Anthony G Millier FIU and 17 Squadron Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot died 1992

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As B6a But Signed by Trevor Gray 64 Sqn Sqn Battle of Britain fighter pilot, and by Signed by A.H.Milnes 32 Sqn Battle of Britain Pilot.

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RAF Flown Vulcan Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir John Gingell
13 Apr 82 70th Anniv of the Formation of the Royal Flying Corps . Flown cachet on the reverse Blue flown cachet Flown in Vulcan B MK2 MRR XJ 782 of No 27 Sqnthe final flight made by the Squadron before disbandment. Captain Sqn Ldr Danby, Co Pilot Flt Lt J Marham, Navigator Radar Sqn Ldr J Stevenson, Navigator Plotter Flt Lt R B Olive, AEO Sqn Ldr A T Farmer,Chief Technician M J E Archer, Chief Technician M J Banyard. Flight Time 21 mins 15 Secs. . Personally Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir John Ginell KCB CBE RAF.
GINGELL, Air Chief Marshal Sir John, GBE 1984 (CBE 1973; MBE 1962); KCB 1978; KCVO 1992; RAF retired; Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Serjeant-at-Arms, House of Lords, and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, 1985-92; b 3 Feb. 1925; e s of late E. J. Gingell; m 1949, Prudence, d of late Brig. R. F. Johnson; two s one d. Educ: St Boniface Coll., Plymouth. Entered RAF, 1943; Fleet Air Arm, 1945-46 as Sub-Lt (A) RNVR; returned to RAF, 1951; served with Nos 58 and 542 Sqdns; CFS 1954; psc 1959; jssc 1965; comd No 27 Sqdn, 1963-65; Staff of Chief of Defence Staff, 1966; Dep. Dir defence Ops Staff (Central Staff), 1966-67; Mil. Asst to Chm. NATO Mil. Cttee, Brussels, 1968-70; AOA, RAF Germany, 1971-72; AOC 23 Group, RAF Trng Comd, 1973-75; Asst Chief of Defence Staff (Policy), 1975-78; Air Member for Personnel, 1978-80; AOC-in-C, RAF Support Comd, 1980-81; Dep. C-in-C, Allied Forces Central Europe, 1981-84, Mem., Commonwealth War Graves Commn, 1986-91. Hon. Bencher, Inner Temple, 1990. Recreations: gardening, walking, music. Club: Royal Air Force.and Anthony G Millier FIU and 17 Squadron Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot died 1992. Details enclosed. Certified Copy 1306 of 1475.

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19 July 84 Jersey 66th Anniv. 1st Seaborne bombing.

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19 July 84 Jersey Flown in Phantom Signed Pilot Flt Lt P J Barrett.

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Personally Signed by Marshal of RAF Sir Wilian Dickson WW1 pilot
Educated at Bowden House, Seaford and Haileybury College William Dickson joined the Royal Naval Air Service as a direct entrant in 1916 as a Midshipman. His choice of the Navy possibly being influenced by the fact that his mother was a direct descendant of Admiral Horatio Nelson. He was involved in various aspects of naval flying during WW1 including operations from the turret of the Battleship HMS Revenge and early landing trials aboard the after deck of HMS Furious. In July 1918 he was one of seven Camel pilots from Furious who undertook a raid against the Airships sheds at Tondern, the first carrier borne strike in history. Of the seven pilots involved in this raid, which destroyed the L54 and L60, one ditched with engine trouble early in the mission and was rescued, whilst one was drowned having had to ditch, three where interned in Denmark with only Dickson and one other pilot making it close enough to their ship to ditch and be picked up. With the formation of the RAF in 1918 he designed a new mess kit for the service which was adopted, although the original light blue uniform adopted at the same time was later dropped in favour of the blue-grey with which we are now familiar.
Awarded a Permanent Commission in the post-war RAF he was initially involved with his old service as a pilot in what would become the Fleet Air Arm of the RAF. Returning 'ashore' he then undertook a tour as a test pilot, although in those days there was no formal training, at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, for which he was awarded the AFC. Three years in the Air Ministry began as a staff officer responsible for naval/air matters before being appointed Personal Assistant to the DCAS. He returned to flying duties, as a fighter pilot with No 56 Squadron based at Biggin Hill and equipped with Gloster Grebes.
Completion of a staff course was followed by a move overseas to India where he served both with operational units and in a staff capacity. A return to the UK brought with it command of No 25 Squadron, equipped with the Hawker Fury I and based at Hawkinge. The outbreak of war in 1939 occurred shortly after he completed the Imperial Defence College course after which he had joined the Directorate of Plans. Appointed to the joint planning staff, he worked closely with Churchill and the Chiefs of Staff over the next two years. He was given command of two groups in Fighter Command, first No 9 and then No 10. During this time he accompanied AM Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory on a tour of the Desert Air Force. As a result of this visit he was tasked on his return with the formation of the first composite Group, No 83 Group, which would provide the basis of the new 2 Tactical Air Force. Having spent a year planning the organisation and administration of the new group whilst still carrying out operations in preparation for the Invasion, he was replaced by AVM Harry Broadhurst at the insistence of Montgomery. Ironically, his next posting was to Italy where he took command of the Desert Air Force, from the officer destined to replace him, Broadhurst.
Returning to Britain at the end of 1944 he was first appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Policy) and then Vice Chief of the Air Staff, followed by a return to the Middle East as AOC in C. Having been a member of the Air Council as VCAS, he returned to it once again as Air Member for Supply and Organisation. During this period he was heavily involved in RAF expansion to meet the threat of the Korean War and in talks and planning for the deployment of USAF aircraft on British bases. He represented the Air Council at the funeral of King George VI. In 1953, he succeeded Sir John Slessor as Chief of the Air Staff
At the beginning of 1956 Sir William became the Chairman of the Chief's of Staff Committee a post he held until 1958 when the new post of Chief of the Defence Staff came into being with Sir William as it's first incumbent. Following retirement he worked for a number of charitable organisations, and in 1964 was Master of The Glass Sellers' Co, eventually dying in the RAF Hospital at Wroughton in 1987.
Citation for the award of the DSO: -
"Lieut. (Hon. Capt.) William Forster Dickson (Sea Patrol).
Displayed great skill and gallantry on the occasion of a long-distance bombing raid. He succeeded in dropping bombs on an airship station from a low altitude with destructive effect, and although subjected to severe fire from the enemy obtained valuable information.Certified Copy of 1200 Signed Gp Capt Randle WW11 Wellington Pilot.

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as above but also Signed.by V.Bergman Czech Battle of Britain fighter pilot with 310 Sqdn.

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1 Feb 82 Jersey 1st British Squadron formed specifically for Night Bombing 100 Sqdn. Flown in Canberra.

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1 Feb 82 Jersey 1st British Squadron formed specifically for Night Bombing 100 Sqdn.Pilot signed.

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1st British Sqn Nignt bombing Signed Williamson WW1
1 Feb 82 Jersey 65th Anniversary Formation of No 100. The First British Squadron formed specifically for night bombing No 100 Squadron 1 February 1917. Picture cachet depicts FE 2b's of No 100 Squadron leaving Ochey for a raid on Trier January 24th 1918.Brown flown cachet flown in Canberra E15 WH983 of 100 Sqn from RAF Wyton on 25th January 1982. The flight retraced the night bombing route Nancy / Ochey to Trier of 24/25 January 1918. Personally Signed by Sqn Ldr J C Williamson MBE RAF ( Retd ) Formerly 2nd Lieutenant 100 Sqn RFC. After training at Dover early in 1917 he joined his 1st Sqn No 38 at Buckminster for night anti Zeppelin patrols. Joined 100 Sqn at Ochey in France in January 1918 and carried out 31 night raids until the night of 17th 18th May when his aircraft was hit by anti aircraft fire. Unfortunately the fire revealed their position to the enemy troops and they were captured. English Electric Canberra postcard & Black & White photo enclosed. Details enclosed. RAF ref no B8c Certified Copy of 1500 signed project Officer

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15 Oct 82 Jersey 60th Anniv of the First Military Control Operations by the Royal Air Force. Flown in Shackleton

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signed by the 5 crew members .

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1st Military Operations 1 Oct 1922 by RAF Signed West VC
15 Oct 82 Jersey 60th 60th Anniv 1st Air Control Operation Special Postmark
Cover depicts 8 Sqn DH9s supported by 1 Squadron Sopwith Snipes in air policing action 1924.Flown in Shackleton AEW Mk2 No WL 756 on a low level sortie over the North Sea.Using the APS 20 ( F ) radar carried out practice interceptions against fighters from Wattisham, Binbrook and Wyton and re flown in Hawker Hind G AENP of the Shuttleworth Collection. Signed by Air Commodore F.M.F.West VC,CBE,MC.Won his Victoria Cross as Captain with No 8 Squadron with the Royal Flying Corps in 1918 in France. Details and photo enclosed. Certified copy of 1487 signed by Project Officer



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15 Oct 82 Jersey Disbandment 57 Sqdn.Flown Shackleton

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Signed Victor 57 Sqn Disbandment crew

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1 Nov 84 Jersey Reformation of No 216 Squadron Royal Air Force Special Postmark DeHavilland DH 10 Reformation of No 216 Squadron Royal Air Force 1 November 1984. Picture cachet of DH 10 of No 216 Sqn Returning to base Heliopolis 1923. Flown

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1 Nov 84 Jersey Reformation of No 216 Squadron Royal Air Force Special Postmark DeHavilland DH 10 Reformation of No 216 Squadron Royal Air Force 1 November 1984. Picture cachet of DH 10 of No 216 Sqn Returning to base Heliopolis 1923. Flown Crew signed.

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Flown Tristar Falklands Signed Gp Capt Howie
1 Nov 84 Jersey Reformation of No 216 Squadron Royal Air Force Special Postmark DeHavilland DH 10 Reformation of No 216 Squadron Royal Air Force 1 November 1984. Picture cachet of DH 10 of No 216 Sqn Returning to base Heliopolis 1923. Flown cachet Return of the inaugural flights to the Falklands. This cover was flown on 14th/15th May 1985, in a Tristar ZD 948 of the Royal Air Force. Pilot in Command Wing Commander K D Filbery RAF. Records
1 Mount Pleasant to Ascension Island 7 hrs 18 Mins 50 secs World Record.
2, Ascesion Island to Brize Norton 8hrs 29 mins 40 secs World Record
3, Mount Pleasant to Brize Norton 17 hrs 20 Mins 45 secs World Record.
Verified David Hamilton Vice Chairman Royal Aero Club. Personally Signed by Group Captain G R Howie DSO. He applied for and was granted a short service commission in the Royal Air Force. He was commissioned in September 1932, completed pilot training in 1934, and was posted to No 70 Squadron in Iraq flying Vickers Vimys. On return to UK in 1937 he attended the Central Flying School and became an instructor first at No 7 FTS then at 4 FTS. Joined 216 Sqn in September 1940 flying Bristol Bombays, only heavy Bomber transport in the Middle East and it was in the thick of the fighting. By middle of 1942 had taken part in five separate campaigns, Italian,Syrian,Iraq, Greece and Western Desert flying some 1200 hours in the process.Awarded DSO in 1942 . During the siege of Tobruk he flew supply missions and transported personnel into the area in the face of heavy defending fire. Full details and black & white photo enclosed. Certified Copy no 310 of 1060 Signed.

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15 May 85 Jersey 60th Anniversary of the formation of the First Special Reserve Unit 502 (Ulster) Sqn.Royal Auxillary Air Force.

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Vickers Vimy Signed ACM Sir Kenneth Cross
15 May 85 Jersey 60th Anniversary of No 502 Sqn Royal Auxillary Air Force Special Postmark. Vickers Vimy . 60th Anniversary of the formation of the First Special Reserve Unit No 502 Sqn Royal Auxillary Air Force.Cover depicts Vickers Vimy of 58 Squadron based at Helopolls December 1919. Black flown cachet Flown in Bulldog XX711 of No 13 Air Experience Flight from RAF Aldergrove on a re enactment of operational formation flight made by the Vickers Vimys of No 502 ( Ulster ) sqn.
Personally Signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Kenneth Cross KCB CBE DSO DFC
Accepted for a five year SSC, he arrived at Uxbridge on 11 April 1930 for his two week 'Officer Training' before proceeding to No 3 FTS at Grantham for his year's flying training course. Graduation from No 3 FTS was followed by his first posting to No 25 Sqn at Hawkinge which at the time was equipped with Siskins. Re-equipment with Hawker Fury's also saw the squadron selected to undertake the squadron formation display at the 1933 and 1934 Hendon Air Displays. It was during this period that Kenneth Cross was part of 'C' Flight which attempted and perfected a barrel roll in formation, the first time this had been achieved, and a manoeuvre incorporated into the squadron display.
Nearing the end of his SSC, he attempted to gain a permanent commission by taking a specialization examination in which he needed to pass in the top 25. Failing to do this he applied for a newly introduced Medium Service Commission which would extend his initial five year engagement to 10. Being accepted, he was then selected for training as a Flying Instructor and left Hawkinge for the CFS at Wittering in late 1934. Qualifying as a QFI he was posted to No 5 Flying Training School at RAF Sealand. During June and July 1936 he was attached to Cambridge UAS during it's Annual Camp at RAF Abingdon. Returning to Sealand he was informed of his permanent posting to Cambridge UAS and so he moved to their base at Duxford. In 1937 the RAF offered the opportunity to those holding medium service commissions of being accepted for permanent commissions, 'Bing ' applied for one and was successful.
Promotion to Squadron Leader, initially as Administrative Officer at Duxford, was quickly followed by a posting to HQ No 12 Group under Trafford Leigh-Mallory as Auxiliary Liaison officer. This involved touring the Auxiliary squadrons in No 12 Group, advising on training as they prepared to convert from biplanes to Hurricanes and Spitfires. A return to the operational environment came with his appointment to command No 46 Sqn equipped with Hurricanes and based at Digby. Operations at this stage was mainly convoy patrols over the North Sea, but then Squadron Leader Cross was told to go to France and recce a site for the operation of 46 Sqn as part of the Air Component BEF. This move never came off however, as 46 was then sent to reinforce British forces in Norway.
Flying their Hurricanes from the deck of HMS Glorious they arrived eventually at their operating base of Bardufoss from where they were to cover operations around Narvik. On 3 June he learnt that Norway was to evacuated completely. Given the choice of flying his aircraft further North, dismantling them and putting them aboard a steamer or leaving them and burning them, he proposed an alternative - to fly them onto the deck of HMS Glorious. Having successfully landed his squadron on the carrier it made it's way independently back to Scapa Flow. Unfortunately, it was attacked by the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and sunk, 'Bing' Cross and his flight commander, Pat Jameson being the only two pilots of 46 to survive. Scrambling aboard a Cayley float together with about 30 others they drifted for three days and two nights until being rescued by the Norwegian trawler SS Borgund, taken to the Faroes and then to Rosyth aboard HMS Veteran.
Two months convalescence at the Gleneagles Hotel was followed by his appointment to HQ No 12 Group as a Group Controller, he was unable to return to flying due to 'trench foot' as a result of his experience. As his feet recovered he desired to get back in the air and decided to apply for a posting in the Middle East. Originally earmarked for a Staff position, he was appointed to command No 252 Wing responsible for the air defence of western Egypt in view of his recent fighter experience. He was desperate to get into the main operational area and his wish was granted in late 1941 with first a supernumerary posting to HQ Western Desert Air Force and then command of No 258 Wing. However, when No 258 was upgraded to a Group, he found himself back in Alexandria at the helm of No 252 Wing. Promotion to Act Air Commodore brought a move back to Western Desert Air Force as AOC, No 212 Group albeit short-lived as he was moved further West as AOC, No 242 Group initially part of Eastern Air Command, then North-west African Tactical Air Force and finally North-west Coastal Air Force. Continuing to operate from Algiers and Tunisia in support of Operation Husky (the Sicilian invasion) before moving his group onto the Italian mainland, his command expanded from air defence and tactical support to embrace shipping strike and recce.
Following one of his rear visits to the UK on leave during this period, he was due to return aboard a Hudson aircraft which suffered engine problems. To avoid further delays he managed to 'hitch' a flight back on a American C-54. On arriving back in Africa he learnt that the Hudson he should have been aboard had been shot down crossing the Bay of Biscay with all onboard being killed.
After an absence of over three years, he returned to the UK to work once again under his old boss, Trafford Leigh-Mallory, who was now the Air C in C, Allied Expeditionary Air Force. In this capacity, together with his American counterpart, he was tasked with the conversion of RAF and USAAF fighter squadrons from the air fighting role to that of ground attack. With the Invasion of France underway the training requirement was reduced and he requested to return to operations in a reduced rank, however Portal had other ideas and Cross was posted to the Air Ministry as the Director of Overseas Operations (Tactical), the post in which he finished his war service.
With the cessation of hostilities and now holding a permanent commission, he reverted to his substantive rank of Group Capt and the more normal career pattern of an senior officer. Attending the first post war course at the Imperial Defence College he moved to Germany on graduation as a Staff Officer with the British Air Forces of Occupation. This phase of his career included being closely involved in the planning of the Berlin airlift. A lengthy tour in Germany was followed by a return to the Air Ministry. The introduction of the V-Bombers brought with it a re-think of bomber operations, a result of which was the staffing of Bomber Command with Senior officers with fighter experience. It was because of his previous experience in this area that Kenneth Cross found himself AOC, No 3 Group and then AOC in C, Bomber Command. His final post in the RAF saw yet another change of role when he became AOC in C, Transport Command. During his tenure at the helm of Transport Command, he had the pleasure of returning to his old squadron, No 46, when on 27 January 1967, he attended the ceremony at Abingdon to welcome the arrival of the first Andovers with which the squadron was about to be equipped following its re-formation in December 1966.
Always a keen sportsman, he played Rugby for Harlequins as well as the RAF. He met his future wife, Brenda, in 1944 when she worked in the War Room in Whitehall marrying her within a month, remaining happily married until she died in 1991.
Citation for the award of the Distinguished Service Order.
"Acting Group Captain Kenneth Brian Boyd CROSS, D.F.C.
Since the commencement of operations in the Libyan campaign, this officer has displayed inspiring courage and leadership. In spite of his onerous duties on the ground, Group Captain Cross has constantly participated in the air operations and his indomitable courage and skill have contributed materially to the fighting efficiency of the force he commands." With details and Photograph of Air Chief Marshal Cross Certified Copy No of 1190 Signed .


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24 Nov 83 Jersey 61st Anniversary of the First Flight of the Vickers Virginia 24 November 1922. Pilot signed

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B13c 61st Anniv 1st Flight Vickers Virginia Signed Alan Boxer WW11 Pilot Special duties operation
24 Nov 83 Jersey 61st Anniversary of the First Flight of the Vickers Virginia 24 November 1922.
Personally Special Signed Air Vice Marshal Sir Alan Boxer KCVO,CB,DSO,DFC.WW11 Pilot Special duties operation no 161 Sqn at RAF Tempsford some 4 months later promoted to Squadron Leadron and transferred to no 138 Sqn engaged in 'Cloak and Dagger Missions to support the underground forces in occupied Europe. & Sqn Ldr Cuthill Chinook pilot 7 Sqn Captain who flew the crew.
Certified Copy no of 1395

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1 Jan 85 Jersey 70th Anniversary of the Formation of No 10 Squadron RAF H.P. Hinaidi. Flown in VC 10 on a Royal Visit to Italt. Pilot signed Sqn Ldr F A Huddleston

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Signed Co - Pilot Flt Lt W S Baines.

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Special Signed by Gp.Capt.K.Batchelor CBE DFC Joined 9 squadron in 1940 RAF Honington flewing Wellington's, later took Command 138 Special Duty Squadron with Halifaxes in 1943,tcommand of Chedburgh which had two Stirling Squadrons. In 1944 became Station Commander at Mildenhall until the end of the War with two Lancaster Squarons. Black & White Photo of Ken Batchelor and Details.

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59th Anniv.lst Flight Fairey.

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59th Anniv 1st Flight Fairey Fox Signed Rutter Pilot
3 Jan 84 59th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Fox Special Postmark. Fairey Fox 59th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Fairey Fox 3 January 1984. Black flown cachet flown in Buccaneer of No 12 Sqn on detachment to Gibraltar, on an attack sorte against the Royal Navy ships en route to the Falkland Islands, Simulating Sea - Skimming missile ( Exocet ) flight profiles. Personally Signed by Air Vice Marshall N C S Rutter CB CBE C Eng FInst Mech E FRAeS RAF ( Ret'd ) In Sep 1926 Aircraft Apprentice, 14th Entry, No 1 School of Technical Training. 1929 Flight Cadet, 'B' Sqn, RAF College, Cranwell 25 Jul 1931 Appointed to a Permanent Commission. He flew a variety of aircraft Avro 504, Bristol Fighters, Atlas and Fairey Fox before joining Nos 12 and 18 Squadrons, 23 Feb 1932 No 39 Sqn.flew Wapiti 1 Apr 1934 No 60 Sqn. Flew Wapiti 8 Mar 1935 Supernumerary, RAF Depot. 23 Sep 1935 Attended Officers' Engineering Course, Home Aircraft Depot/RAF School of Aeronautical Engineering. 31 Jan 1938 Staff, No 1 (General Engineering) Wing, Home Aircraft Depot. 1 Aug 1938 Engineering Officer, No 4 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit. 24 Apr 1940: Transferred to the Technical BranchAttended RAF Staff College. 1945 Senior Engineer Staff Officer, HQ No 47 Group. 1947 Deputy Director of Technical Policy. Attended Joint Services Staff College. Attended Imperial Defence College, 1959 AOC and Commandant, RAF Technical College, Henlow 21 Aug 1961 Senior Technical Staff Officer, HQ Bomber Command. Details & Black & White Photo enclosed.Certified Copy No 1199 of 1384 Signed. RAF Ref no B15c

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1 Feb 85 Jersey 70th Anniv. Formation 17 Sqdn.Flown in Jaguar XZ 385 of no 17 Squadron
Personally Signed K L Noble. one of the Pilots of No 17 Sqn RAF now operational on the Tornado at RAF Bruggen

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B16b 70th Anniv. Formation 17 Sqn.Flown Signed by Steve Wright Pilot 17 Sqn

1 Feb 85 Jersey 70th Anniv. Formation 17 Sqdn.Flown in Jaguar XZ 385 of no 17 Squadron

Personally Signed Steve Wright one of the Pilots of No 17 Sqn RAF now operational on the Tornado at RAF Bruggen

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Signed Different pilot to the Above . Covers passed around the 17 Squadron .Many Different Pilots Signed.

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70th Anniv Formation 17 Sqn Signed ACM Sir P Hine
1 Feb 85 Jersey Special. Black Flown in Jaguar of No 17 Sqn from Farnborough over Gosport the birthplace of the Squadron to RAF Bruggen,marking 70th Anniversary. Personally Signed by Air Chief Marshall Sir Patrick Hine . He became Air Officer C in C for RAF Strike Command and C in C for the UK Air Forces in 1988 to 91. He has also been the Military Adviser to British Aerospace Plc since 1992 . He served with Nos 1, 93, 111 Sqns from 1952 to 69. Also during this time was a member of Treble One's famous Black Arrows aerobatic team. He then Commanded No 92 Sqn in 1962 to 64. flew Lightings. Black and white photo of self enclosed. Cetified Copy No 0534 of 1390.Signed Project Officer.

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14 Feb 85 Jersey 70th Anniv. Formation 11 Sqdn.Flown in Lightning from RAF Binbrook. Pilot signed.

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14 Feb 85 Jersey 70th Anniv. Formation 11 Sqdn.Flown in Lightning from RAF Binbrook.
Special Signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir H.ConstantineDuring WW11 Flew Wellington, Halifax and Lancaster. He took part in the first 1000 bomber raid on Cologne in 1942. Full Details and Photo enclosed. .Certified Copy No 1128 of 1375

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21 June 83 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Production Version of the Handley Page Heyford. Flown from Jersey to Southhampton airport in Trislander by Aurigny Air Services Alderney - Ortac - Frawley - Southampton.

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50th Anniv1st Flight of the Production Version H P Heyford Flown from Jersey Pilot Signed
21 June 83 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Production Version of the Handley Page Heyford. Flown from Jersey to Southhampton airport in Trislander by Aurigny Air Services Alderney - Ortac - Frawley - Southampton. Pilot Signed Captain John Ingrouille.

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Handley Page Heyford FDC Signed MRAF Boyle.
21 June 83 Jersey First Flight of the Production Version of the Handley Page Heyford. Black flown cachet flown from Jersey to Southampton Airport in Trislander by courtesy of Aurigny Air Services. Route Alderney to Ortac to Frawley to Southampton.
Personally Signed by Marshal Royal Air Force Dermot Boyle ( served with 17 Sqn Aug 1924 to Dec 1925 ) became the first ex-Cranwell Cadet to reach the position of Chief of the Air Staff. He qualified as a QFI at the CFS in 1927 achieving a rare 'A1' rating. Whilst serving at the Central Flying School in 1928, he led the school's display team of two Genet Moths, the other pilot being fellow instructor, Richard Atcherley. However, he nearly did not achieve his ultimate greatness. He was carrying out a low slow roll in one of the School's Tomtits, when the engine cut out. The aircraft crashed and was declared a write-off but Boyle walked away owing to the strength of it's metal construction.
In 1935 he had the privilege of taking The Queen Mother (then the Duchess of York) for her first flight. This took place from the grounds of Sir Philip Sassoon's residence in a Puss Moth. The flight resulted in an instruction from the Air Council that members of the Royal Family where not to be flown "in conditions unbecoming of their station".
Appointed to the staff of the Advanced Air Striking Force in 1939, he was tasked with the organisation of the final withdrawal of the Force's remaining units through Brest and together with his AOC, became one of the last RAF officers to leave France. 28 Jun 1940: Air Staff - Operations, HQ Bomber Command.21 Nov 1940:Officer Commanding, No 83 Sqn.17 Feb 1941:Assistant Secretary, Committee of Imperial Defence.17 Jan 1942: Officer Commanding, RAF Stradishall.17 May 1943:SASO, No 83 Group.26 Aug 1943:Appointed Air ADC to The King26 Apr 1945:AOC, No 85 (Base) Group.20 Jul 1945:AOC, No 11 Group. 2 Apr 1946: Attended Imperial Defence College. 2 Jan 1947 Commandant, RAF Staff College 26 Jul 1948 Director-General of Personnel (1) 2 Aug 1949 Director-General of Manning 5 Apr 1951 AOC, No 1 (Bomber) Group.
Whilst AOC, No 1 Group, he undertook a flight from London to Valetta in a Canberra, setting a new speed record for the journey. In 1952 he flew one of the four Canberras involved in Operation' Round Trip'. This consisted of a seven week tour taking in 14 South American countries covering 24,000 miles. Shortly after taking up his appointment as CAS, he undertook a tour of RAF bases in the Middle and Far East by piloting himself in a Canberra covering around 20,000 miles. Following his retirement from active service he joined ? (Aircraft Company) becoming Vice-Chairman of the British Aircraft Corporation in 1962 until 1971. He was also Master of the Guild of Airline Pilots and Air Navigators (1965 - 66), Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the RAF Museum (1965 - 74) and Deputy Chairman of the RAF Benevolent Fund (1971 - 80 ) Details & Black and White Photo of Marshal Royal Air Force Dermot Boyle Certified Copy No of 1500. Signed project Officer

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21 June 83 Jersey Postmark on full Set of Jersey World Communication stamps FDC.

50th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Production Version of the Handley Page Heyford. Flown from Jersey to Southhampton airport in Trislander by Aurigny Air Services Alderney - Ortac - Frawley - Southampton. Certified Copy no of 800

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B19a 1 Apr 86 Jersey 70th Anniv of 38 Sqdn.Flown in HS 125 of No 32 Sqn from RAF Northolt to Edinburgh and return. This aircraft flew to Edinburgh carrying the Prime Minister and Party .. Passengers Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher MP , Mr Denis Thatcher plus 5 Parliamentary Staff.

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Signed Captain Only Sqn Ldr R S Dixon

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1 Apr 86 70th Anniversary of No 38 Sqn Flown cover Flown in HS 125 of 32 Sqn from RAF Northolt to Edinburgh and return. This aircraft flew to Edinburgh carrying the Prime Minster and party.
Personally Signed by Wing Commander David J Shannon DSO Dambuster Pilot 617 Sqn. started his operations with 106 Squadron where he took part in one of the early 1000 Bomber raids, and also in the low level attacks on specific targets, flying Lancasters. He was awarded a DFC after completing 36 operations. David continued to serve in 5 Group with Nos 106 & 617 Squadrons, being continuously operational from June 42 until July 44.He was awarded a DSO for his part in the famous Dams Raid raid operation Chastise May 16/17 1943, he ended his war service on Mosquitoes and added bars to his DSO and DFC Certified Copy No 949 of 995.

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1 may 84 Jersey Special 50th Anniv. of the introduction of the Overstrand to RAF Service. 1 May 1934.

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1 may 84 Jersey Special 50th Anniv. of the introduction of the Overstrand to RAF Service. 1 May 1934. Crew signed.

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Special Signed. Air Chief Marshal Sir N.Beavis

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31 Mar 84 Jersey 31st Anniv.Last Flight Wellington

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31st Anniv last flight Wellington Signed Reid VC
31 Mar 84 Jersey 31st Anniv last flight Wellington. Cover depicts 425 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force Wellington flying over Yorkshire in the summer of 1942 and 425 Squadron RCAF badge. The Vickers Wellington was designed by Sir Barnes Wallis and served the RAF in many roles from 1938 to 1953. In the early years of WW11 Wellingtons were the backbone of Bomber Command and made their last bombing raid on 9 October 1943.Cover flown in the sole remaining serviceable Avro Lancaster City of Lincoln PA 474 at the Air Show held at RAF Swinderby, RAF Cosford and Duxford on 16th and 17th June 1984..Backstamped black RAF Farnborough 22 Jun 84.Personally Signed by Flight Lieutenant W Reid VC BSc RAF. On 14 December 1943 while flying Lancaster aircraft with No 61 Squadron as bomber Pilot awarded the Victoria Cross following a raid on Dusseldorf in 1943, after recovering from his injuries he was posted to 617 Dambuster's Squadron, was shot down on 31 July 44 by being bombed from above, and became a POW Details enclosed with black and white photo of W Reid VC holders. Certified copy No 0428 of 1397 Signed Randle


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31 Mar 84 Jersey 31st Anniv last flight Wellington. Cover depicts 425 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force Wellington flying over Yorkshire in the summer of 1942 and 425 Squadron RCAF badge. The Vickers Wellington was designed by Sir Barnes Wallis and served the RAF in many roles from 1938 to 1953. In the early years of WW11 Wellingtons were the backbone of Bomber Command and made their last bombing raid on 9 October 1943.
flown in Vickers Varsity T1
Personally Signed by Wg Cdr D French Trained as a Pilot at Point Cook with RAAF. 1938 Short Service Commission Officer with RAF Joined 50s Hawker Hind Bomber, 1939 Conversion to twins Blenheims - Hampdens. 1940 Took part in first night bombing raid on Germany - Sylt,Hornum Naval Base 19 3 40
9 4 40 attacked and hit a German ship off Bergen during the invasion of Norway. Decorated 1st DFC for an Australian in WW11
4 5 40 caught by seach lights and become inverted at 500 feet while planting a mine in Oslo
9 6 40 Took part in the 1st bombing raid on Stettin ( past Berlin)
Full details service History enclosed.
Lesie Pearman MBE MM 101 Sqn
Alan W Gear 32 Hurricane Sqn, Battle of Britain
.Backstamped black RAF Farnborough 22 Jun 84.

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16 Sep 86 BFPS 2123 46th Anniv of the Battle of Britain 70th Anniv of 76 Sqdn. Flown in Avro Adover

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Vickers Wellesley FDC Signed ACM Sir B Burnett
16 Sept 86 BFPS 2123 46th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Special postmark. Vickers Wellesley 70th Anniversary of No 76 Squadron 16th September 1986. Cover depicts Wellesley of no 47 Squadron en route to attack Asmara the Eritrean capital 11 June 1940 with RAF badge 76 Sqn. Personally Signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir Brian Burnett Pilot RAF Flt Commander at RAF Tofcliffe 102 ( Whitley ) Sq CO of 51 Sq RAF Dishforth. With details and Photograph of Air Chief Marshal Burnett. Certified Copy No of 1000 Signed . RAF Museum Ref No B22c.

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16 Sep 86 BFPS 2123 46th Anniv of the Battle of Britain 70th Anniv of 76 Sqdn. Flown in Avro Andover.
Personally Signed by G T Williams 219 Sqn Battle of Britain Air Gunner Blenheim's and Beaufighter. Died 1993. £9.95

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Signed by A G V Holton Air Gunner Defiant L7014 Biggin Hill / Gatwick with 141 Sqn Battle of Britain . Died 94

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12 Apr 85 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Bristol Blenheim First . Cover depicts Bristol Blenheim of No 107 Squadron attacking German shipping off the Frisian Islands July 1941. Flown in BAC 111

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12 Apr 85 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Bristol Britain First . Cover depicts Bristol Blenheim of No 107 Squadron attacking German shipping off the Frisian Islands July 1941.Red Flown cachet flown in BAC111 of the Empire Test Pilots School where the Bristol Blenheim was built nd from where the Britain First the forerunner of the Blenheim made its first Flight

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Blenheim Cover Signed B Edrich Pilot and England Cricket Test Player
12 Apr 85 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the First Flight of the Bristol Britain First . Cover depicts Bristol Blenheim of No 107 Squadron attacking German shipping off the Frisian Islands July 1941.Red Flown cachet flown in BAC111 of the Empire Test Pilots School where the Bristol Blenheim was built and from where the Britain First the forerunner of the Blenheim made its first Flight Special Signed. Bill Edrich WW11 pilot awarded DFC.
Aircrew History. I.T.W. Hastings Tourquay June 1940 - July 1940. E.F.T.S. Burnaston, Derby July - 1940 - August 1940 Magisters, F.T.S. Cranwell September 1940 - November 1940, Nav School Cranage Cheshire December 1940 - January 1941 . O.T.U. Upwood Blenheims February 1941 - April 1941 Mk 1V's Operational Great Massingham 107 Sqn May 1941 - July 1941, Watton 21 Sqn August 1941 - September 1941 Staff 2 Group Headquarters Huntingdon September 1941 .!942 180 Sqn Mitchell B 25's off operations medical grounds, 1943 - 45 2 Group Headquarters Nov 1945 Demobilised as Squadron Leaders. and played cricket Norfolk CC.C. 1932 ( aged 16 ) to 1936, Middlesex 1937 - 1958 excepting war years, & England 1938 - 1955 with odd omissions. Born 26 March 1916 died 23 April 1986.
Details enclosed . Certified Copy No of 1157. Born 26 March 1916 died 23 April 1986

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Special Signed. Bill Edrich and another 18 Test Players Bob Taylor,Ray Illingworth,Tom Graveney, Mike Brearley, Tony Lewis, Sunil Gauasilan, Agodfrey Evans, Alec Bedser,John Edrich, Richie Benaud, Henry Blofeld, Hanif Mohammed, Tony Greig, John Snow,Clive LLoyd, Geoff Boycott, Bob Willis & Phil Edmonds

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Special Signed By W.J.Edrich Blenheim pilot awarded DFC and Denis C.S. Compton Both played cricket For England .245 numbered & issued

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12 Aug 82 Jersey Postmark 1st Victoria Cross Awarded to Pilot of Bomber

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Signed. Capt. & 1st 0ff.

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B24c 1st Victoria Cross awarded Bomber Command Flt Lt R Learoyd VC
12 Aug 82 Jersey 1st Victoria Cross awarded to Bomber Command special postmark. Cover depicts Flt Lt Learoyd in 49 Squadron HP Hampden P4403 bombing an aqueduct of the Dortmund - Ems Canal on 12 August 1940, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross and 49 Squadron badge. The Handley page Hampden High - Speed Day Bomber entered RAF Service in 1938 and was withdrawn from the Bomber Command in October 1943. The Hampden was vulnerable in day bombing and was confined to night bombing and mine laying duties. 2 Victoria Crosses were awarded to Hampden crew members in bombing missions, Wg Cdr Learoyd of 49 Squadron and posthumously to Sqt Hannah of 13 Squdron. Personally signed by Flt Lt Learoyd 49 Squadron HP Hampden pilot bombing an aqueduct of the Dortmund - Ems Canal on 12 August 1940. and Flt Lt White the Jaguar Pilot ,blue jaguar Flight cachet & photo of Wg Cdr R Leoroyd VC ,Flown in 2 Squadron Jaguar GR1 XZ111 from RAF Laarbruch ( Germany) overflying the Dortmund - Ems Canal ( where Wg Cdr Learoyd won his VC ) to RAF Laarbruch.. With red 2 Sqn backstamp. Details and Photo enclosed. Certified copy of 1413


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3 Sept 83 Jersey A.W.Whitley First bomber Command Operation over Germany. Black flown cachet flown on training flight in Nimrod Mk R1, XW665 of 51 Squadron fron RAF Wyton to RAF Manston.

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3rd Sept 83 Jersey First bomber Command Operation over Germany.Red flown cachet flown on training flight in Nimrod Mk R1, XW665 of 51 Squadron fron RAF Wyton to RAF Manston.
Signed by 2 members of the Nimrod crew Captsin Sqn Ldr Brice & Navigator Wg Cdr B N J Speed OBE

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3 Sept 83 Jersey A.W.Whitley First bomber Command Operation over Germany. Black flown cachet flown on training flight in Nimrod Mk R1, XW665 of 51 Squadron fron RAF Wyton to RAF Manston.
Signed by all the members of the Nimrod crew on the front. ( 500) RAF Museum REf No B25c

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A.W.Whitley Special Signed by Leonard Cheshire VC
3 Sept 83 Jersey 44th Anniversary of the first bomber operation over Germany.Cover depicts 51 Squadron A.W.Whitley flying over the Ruhr on 3 September 1939 and 51 Squadron badge. The Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Heavy Bomber entered RAF service in 1938 and was withdrawn from Bomber Command in 1943. 51 Squadron was formed at Thetford on 15 May 1945 on 15 May 1916, was equipped with Whitleys 1938 - 42 and is now based at Wyton with Nimrods R 1's. Famous Whitley pilots include Gp Capt Leonard Cheshire VC of 102 Sqn who was awarded the Victoria Cross when OC 617 'Dambusters ' Squadron following a long range Mosquito ' Pathfinder' attack on Munich with the Mosquitos diverting to RAF Manston on the return flight due to little fuel remaining.
Personally Signed by Leonard Cheshire VC. WW11 Bomber Pilot awared the Victoria cross and after WW11 founded the Cheshire Homes and signed on the back by the Wessex Crew Pilot ( OC22 Sqn E Flt) Flt Lt R A Bendy, Navigator Flt Lt J D Evans, Winchman Sgt J D Muir, which flew the cover. Detailed insert and black & white photo of Cheshire enclosed. Certified copy No 559 of 1500 signed by project Officer

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As B25a But signed Gp.Capt.G.’Hamish’ Mahaddie DSO DFC AFC.1st Tour Bomber Pilot, later joined new Pathfinders 7 Sqn

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B25bB £49.95 "As B25b but also Signed W T Badham USA World War 1 fighter ace 5 victoriesWilliam Terry Badham was a World War 1 fighter ace credited with five victories. He was one of four Americans to earn the title of ""Ace"" as an observer/gunner during World War I. Badham graduated from Yale in 1917. He then joined the French air service.He served as a gunner/observer in several French observation squadrons. After training, he reported to the 210th Observation Squadron of the Fourth French Army near Metz, where he flew Latour and Breguet aircraft.In May 1918, he transferred to the Air Service united States Army, and was assigned to the First Army Air service 91st Aero Squadron, an American observation unit flying Salmson 2A2s at Gondreville Sur Moselle AerodromeBadham scored his first victory on 15 September 1918, his pilot was his commanding officer, George Kenney. For the next four, from 23 through 29 October 1918, it was Everett Cook. For his actions, he was awarded the DFC. On 29 October, he scored the last of five victories gained over the battlefields of Saint Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne. First Lieutenant Badham remained with the 91st until January 1919. Details enclosed"

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10 Mar 86 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the 1st Flight Fairey Battle

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10 Mar 86 Jersey 50th Anniversary of the 1st Flight Fairey Battle
Special signed Air Vice Marshal Alec Maisner. CB CBE AFC . Photo of self with details
Certified Copy No 677 of 1200

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15 Apr 86 Jersey 70th Anniv 49 Sqn Postmark Avro Manchester 70th Anniversary 49 Sqn Flown in Gazelle

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as above but Pilot Signed by Gazelle Pilot Capt Sqn Ldr H T Elliott.

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15 Apr 86 Jersey 70th Anniv of 49 Squadron RAF Special Postmark. Avro Manchester 70th Anniversary of No 49 Squadron . Picture Cachet of Manchesters of No 49 Squadron based at RAF Scampton over Lincoln June 1942.Black Flown in Gazelle of the CFS (H) Squadron RAF Shawbury to Manchester . Personally Signed by Air Chief Marshal Sir.August Walker GCB CBE DSO DFC AFC MA
29 Sep 1934: Appointed to a Permanent Commission in the rank of Pilot Officer.
29 Sep 1934: U/T Pilot, No 5 FTS, RAF Sealand.
1 Sep 1935: Pilot, No 99 Sqn. (Mildenhall)
18 Jan 1937: Attended Air Armament School, Eastchurch
1 Sep 1938: Armament Development Staff, Joint Directorate of Research and Development.
3 Jun 1940: Attended/Staff, No 16 OTU.
5 Nov 1940: Officer Commanding, No 50 Sqn.
20 Apr 1942: Officer Commanding, RAF Syerston.
24 Mar 1943: AOC, No 42 Base - RAF Pocklington.
26 Aug 1943: Appointed Air ADC to The King
12 Feb 1945: SASO, HQ No 4 Group.
11 May 1946: Deputy Director of Operational Training.
5 Feb1948: SASO, Rhodesian Air Training Group. (Effective from 21 Feb 1948)
xx xxx xxxx: Appointed Additional Air ADC to the King
26 Apr 1949: Title of appointment changed to ADC to The King
10 Jun 1952 - 31 Jul 1956: ADC to The Queen. (effective from 6 Feb 1952)
28 Aug 1950: Attended Joint Services Staff College.
Jan 1953: Attended Imperial Defence College.
1 Feb 1954: Commandant, RAF Flying College.
3 Oct 1956: AOC, No 1 Group.
15 Jun 1959: Chief Information Officer, Air Ministry
24 Sep 1961: AOC in C, Flying Training Command.
15 Aug 1964: Inspector-General of the RAF.
1 Mar 1967 : Deputy C in C, Allied Forces Central Europe.
9 Nov 1968 - 7 Jul 1970: Air ADC to The Queen.
'Gus' Walker, as he was more commonly known, became famous throughout the RAF due to the loss of his right arm. The incident in which he lost his arm occurred on 8 December 1942 whilst he was Station Commander of RAF Syerston. A Lancaster belonging to one of his squadrons lost some incendiaries just as it was about to take off. Racing to the rescue of the crew, 'Gus' was seriously injured, when he was blown along the runway by the force of an exploding 4000lb bomb, ignited by the incendiaries.

He was born in Yorkshire and attended St Bees School before going to St Catharine's College, Cambridge where he was awarded a University Commission entering the RAF after gaining a MA in 1934. 'Gus' was an extremely good rugby player, playing for the RAF, Blackheath, Yorkshire and England and captaining the RAF team from 1936 to 1939.

Promoted to Air Commodore he took command of No 42 Base. This consisted of the RAF Pocklington and its two satellites at Elvington and Melbourne, all situated just outside York. During Operation 'Musketeer' in 1956, many of his squadrons were detached to Cyprus in order to carry out operations against Egyptian targets. These forces included both Canberra an Valiant units. On 16 April 1959 he was an observer at the first live launch of Thor IRBM by an RAF crew at Vandenburg AFB.

Retirement from the RAF did not mean a rest for Sir 'Gus' as he joined the Board of Philips Electronics, remaining as such until 1982. He also took an extremely active role in a number of voluntary and welfare organisations. These included RAFA (Chairman 1973 - 78, President 1978 - 81), National Sporting Club (Chairman 1973 - 83) and Governor and Commandant, Church Lads' (Lads' and Girls' from 1978) Brigade, 1970 - 79. Following his death, his wife donated a painting of a Halifax to the North & East Region of the Air Training Corps which is presented to the winners of the Region's annual inter-Wing rugby competition. Always a true Yorkshireman, he took a great interest in the formation of the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, being made one of its first patrons. An airman who remembered him from the 1950's sent me this comment: -


B28a

B28a


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8 Sept 83 40th Anniversary of the Last Operational Sortie made by the Stirling. Flown Tornado

B28b

B28b


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8 Sept 83 40th Anniversary of the Last Operational Sortie made by the Stirling. Flown Tornado Crew Signed

B28c

B28c


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8 Sept 83 40th Anniversary of the Last Operational Sortie made by the Stirling. Flown Tornado
Special signed Gp.Capt.G.’Hamish’ Mahaddie DSO,DFC,AFC. & Tornado crew of 15 Sqn.
Gp.Capt.G.’Hamish’ Mahaddie took leaflets yto the Ruht on the 1st night of the war and was the only one of 4 crews of 77 Sqn to return. In Aug 1942 joined newly formed Pathfinders with 7 Sqn. He completed a tour as one of the founder members. Details & photo enclosed.

B29c

B29c


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Formation Pathfinders Special signed A.C.M.Bennett
In April 1942 brought a move to the command of No 10, newly equipped with the four-engined Halifax. Later the same month (27th), he took part in a combined raid by No's 10, 35 and 76 squadron against the Tirpitz. Hit by flak his aircraft caught fire and he set course for Sweden. Unable to make Sweden he ordered his crew to bale out whilst he remained at the controls before making his own escape. Landing in deep snow he located his wireless operator and with the help of friendly Norwegians he managed to cross the border into Sweden and eventually return to Britain resuming command of his squadron one month after baling out and to receive an immediate DSO. Certified Copy no of 1400.

B29cB

B29cB


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15 Aug 82 Jersey Formation Pathfinders, Flown from RAF Waddington in Vulcan B2 XM 607 Signed by Sqn Ldr Lewis Brandon DSO,DFC Night Fighter Ace and author of the book Night Flyer.

BB29aBJ

BB29aBJ


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Mosquito Flown Cover Signed by Arthur Eyton - Jones DFC Lewis Brandon DSO WW 11 Pilots
15 Aug 82 Jersey Formation Pathfinders, Flown from RAF Waddington in Vulcan B2 XM 607
Personally Signed by Flt Lt Arthur Eyton - Jones DFC 226 & 21 Sqn 2 Group & 2nd TAF and author of the Book Day Bomber. and by Sqn Ldr Lewis Brandon DSO,DFC & Bar Night Fighter Ace and author of the book Night Flyer. Details enclosed.

B30c

B30c


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Special signed by Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin K.C.B, D.S.O., D.F.C, A.F.C. At the time was the senior surviving member of No 617 Squadron's attack on the dams . He was a Pilot for 617 Sqn in the raid Mohne dam awarded DSO for this action, Certified Copy 1500 issued.

B30cRVC

B30cRVC


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Special signed by Air Marshal Sir Harold Martin K.C.B, D.S.O., D.F.C, A.F.C. At the time was the senior surviving member of No 617 Squadron's attack on the dams . He was a Pilot for 617 Sqn in the raid Mohne dam awarded DSO for this action,
also Signed by Signed by Bill Reid VC.of 61 Squadron RAFVR.Awarded the VC for gallantry during a raid on Dusseldorf,Germany on 3rd November 1943. Certified Copy 1500 issued. Very few issued with additional Bill Reid VC signature

B30aS3

B30aS3


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As B30a but Signed by Wing Commander David J Shannon DSO Dambuster Pilot 617 Sqn. started his operations with 106 Squadron where he took part in one of the early 1000 Bomber raids, and also in the low level attacks on specific targets, flying Lancasters. He was awarded a DFC after completing 36 operations. David continued to serve in 5 Group with Nos 106 & 617 Squadrons, being continuously operational from June 42 until July 44.He was awarded a DSO for his part in the famous Dams Raid, he ended his war service on Mosquitoes and added bars to his DSO and DFC and byThomas Bennett DFM, Navigator Lancaster crew,49 617 Sqn'sSqn Ldr M L Hamilton DFC Pilot of Lancaster G on the 15th Sept 1944 when 617 attacked the German Battleship Tirpitz and again on the 29th Oct 1944.They carried Tallboy bombs Sqn Ldr R E Knight 617 Sqn Pilot in action against the Tirpitz.

B30AJ

B30AJ


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31 Dec 81 Jersey Disbandment of No 617 Squadron special postmark. Picture Cachet of Last Operational mission of 617 Dambuster Squadron Berchtesgaden April 25th 1945 and 617 RAF Squadron 617 badge. Blue flown Cachet Flown in Vulcan B MK 2 XL 318 of No 617 Sqn on a 500ft flypast over the bomber command museum site on 27 Nov 81 as part of the appeal launch ceremony. Signed by Sqn Ldr G L Johnson DFM. Bomb Aimer J McCarthy's Crew.On Dams Raid 17th May 1943

B30aM

B30aM


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Signed by Les Munro, Dambuster pilot with 617 Sqn. Operation Chastise May 16/17 1943.






Signed by Les Munro, Dambuster pilot with 617 Sqn. Operation Chastise May 16/17 1943.

B30aFT

B30aFT


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Signed by H B ( Basil ) Feneron F/Eng Brown's crew on the Dams Raid, 16 & 17 May 43.also Signed by Richard Todd played Wg Cdr Guy Gibson in the Film Dambusters

B31b

B31b


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25 Oct 83 Jersey 1st Flight Handley Page Halifax 25 Oct 1939. pilot signed.

B31c

B31c


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25 Oct 83 Jersey 44th Anniversary of the First flight of the Halifax .Personally Signed by Gp.Capt.J.B.Tait, 617 Sqn.led attack on the battleship Tirpitz. Awarded 4 DS0's.Flown on Lancaster PA474.Details & Photo enclosed

B31cR

B31cR


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25 Oct 83 Jersey 1st Flight Handley Page Halifax 25 Oct 1939.
Personally Signed by Gp.Capt.J.B.Tait, 617 Sqn.led attack on the battleship Tirpitz. Awarded 4 DS0's.Flown on Lancaster PA474.Details & Photo enclosed also signed by Bill Reid Victoria Cross holder. Certified Copy No 522 of 1400. Very few issued with additional Reid VC Signature.

B32c

B32c


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Boeing B17 50th Anniv. Special signed General C E Lemay and Air Cdr Dick pilot who flew the covers in the B17

B32dRUSA

B32dRUSA


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50th Anniv B 17 Fortress Signed P M Rasmussen Pearl Harbour Pilot 1 Victory
4 Oct 1983 Washington B17 50th Anniversary flown B 17 Fortress,Flown in Flying Fortress B17 Sally B from Andrews Air Force Base Washington DC to RAF Brize Norton for delivery to the Bomber Command Museum Hendon. Personally Signed by the B17 Pilot Air Comodore R Dick and by Col Philip Rasmussen 4 Victories . On 7 December 1941 six Pilots managed to get their planes airbourne during the attack Philip Rasmussen was one, and Shot down one Japanese aircraft with Curtis P - 36. Details enclosed. Certified Copy No 1555 of 2991 Very Few additional Signed by Col Charles MacDonald

B32cGHUSA

B32cGHUSA


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B32c 50th Anniversary B 17 Signed 3 USA Pilots Le May, F Gailer,W E Hardy
4 Oct 83 Washington DC Boeing B17 50th Anniversary . Flown in Flying Fortress B17 Sally B.
Personally signed General Curtis Emerson Le May United States Air Force
He is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of WW11. During the war, he was known for planning and executing a massive bombing campaign against cities in Japan and a cripping minelaying campaign in Japan's internal waterways. After the war, he unintentionally initiated the Berlin Airlift, then reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective instrument of nuclear war.. He served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until his retirement in 1965.
and by Air Comodore R Dick B17 Flying Fortress Pilot who flew the covers.
Brigadier General Frank L Gailer Jr USAF
He then entered the aviation cadet program and received pilot training at Parks Air College, Garden City, Kan., and Eagle Pass, Texas, where he earned his pilot wings and commission as second lieutenant.

In September 1943 General Gailer was assigned to Columbia Army Air Base, S.C., for tactical training in the B-25 aircraft and in February 1944 was transferred to P-40 training at Thomasville, Ga. In July 1944 he joined the 357th Fighter Group in England as a P-51 pilot. Flying with the 363rd Fighter Squadron, he was credited with destroying 6 1/2 enemy aircraft before he was shot down in November 1944 and interned by the Germans as a prisoner of war in Stalag One.

General Gailer returned to the United States in 1945; and until June 1946, he served as base flight operations officer at Selfridge Field, Mich. He went to the Panama Canal Zone as a squadron commander in the 6th Fighter Wing. From February 1949 until June 1954, he served as group operations officer and then deputy commander of the 6570th Chemical and Ordnance Test Group, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
also Signed by Cdr W E Hardy VF - 17 Uss Hornet F6F Hellcats 7 Victories.
Details enclosed and Black & white photo of General Curtis Emerson Le May United States Air Force
Certified Copy no of 1396. Very few issued with additional Signatures.

B32dUSA3

B32dUSA3


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As b32d but also Signed by American Aces Captain Charles London (5), Lt Col Donald Lopez (5) and Lt Cdr James Billo (5)

B32cLMUSA

B32cLMUSA


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B17 50th Anniversary Signed by General Curtis Emerson Le May Plus 2 USA Ace's
13 April 84 Boeing B17 50th Anniversary . Flown in Flying Fortress B17 Sally B.
Personally Signed by General Curtis Emerson Le May United States Air Force
He is credited with designing and implementing an effective, but also controversial, systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of WW11. During the war, he was known for planning and executing a massive bombing campaign against cities in Japan and a cripping minelaying campaign in Japan's internal waterways. After the war, he unintentionally initiated the Berlin Airlift, then reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective instrument of nuclear war.. He served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until his retirement in 1965.
and by Air Comodore R Dick B17 Flying Fortress Pilot who flew the covers.
signed General C E Lemay and Air Cdr Dick pilot who flew the covers in the B17
but also signed by USA Pilots Capt Paul C Murphy Jr WW11 Ace with 6 Victories, and Captain Richard Lee WW11 Ace 5 Victories. Details enclosed

B32bNPUSA

B32bNPUSA


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50th Anniv of the start design B 17 Fortress Signed 2 USA WW11 Ace's
13 April 84 Boeing B17 50th Anniversary . Flown in Flying Fortress B17 Sally B.
Captain Keith Sissons
Personally Signed by B17 Pilot Captain Keith Sissons and 2 USA WW11 Aces, Commander William E Henry USN During WW11 flew a combat tour F6F - 5Ns off USS Independence.Credited with 9. ½ victories 1st Navy night Ace. Later flew in Korea
Col Bruce Porter A Marine Night-Fighter Pilot in World War II WW11 Ace 5 victories. Details enclosed.

B32chhusa

B32chhusa


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B32cHH as above but also signed by USA Pilots Bruce .K.Holloway with 18th Pursuit group Wheeler field Hi 1938 - 40 ,23rd Fighter group,14th Air Force, China,1942 - 43 group Commander and H.B. Hatch DSC the USA second highest award only 3 issued in the 15th Air Force the other were posthumous .details enclosed

B33a

B33a


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15 Dec 82 Jersey introduction of the liberator to the RAF Flown in F-111E of 79th ( Tiger) Sqn. USA

B33c

B33c


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RAF B24 FDC Signed Lt General Ira Eaker
4 Oct 1983 Washington DC 40th Anniversary of the introduction of the Liberator Mk3 to Royal Air Force Bomber Operations 14 December 1942. Cover depicts B24 Liberators of No 703 Sqn, No 445 bomb group USAAC. Squadron Commander Lt Col James Stewart RAF Badge 104 Sqn Personally signed Lt.Gen.lra. C.Eaker.USAF As World War II commander of both the 8th Air Force in England and the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, Gen. Ira C. Eaker was one of the most important figures in air warfare. April 1945 marked a turning point for Eaker's career and for the something he called the new Air Force. Gen. Ira C. (Clarence) Eaker one of America's great air pioneers. The Ira Eaker Aviation Museum in Dallas is a fitting tribute to the son of a Texas tenant farmer who enlisted as a private in 1917, got his wings at Kelly Field in San Antonio, and ended his career as a four-star general in 1947. The museum is also another in a long list of honors for the man who commanded both the 8th Air Force and the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces during World War II. Eaker was commander of 8th Air Force when it deployed to England in early May 1942. By April 1945, he had accomplished his task by helping defeat Nazi Germany and freeing Western Europe. Before the end of the war, Eaker, like many other Army Air Force leaders, had made up his mind that the military should be reorganized. He wanted the services unified and the air arm to have parity with the Army and Navy. On April 13, his 49th birthday, Eaker was satisfied that the war in Europe was over, and made plans to go back to Washington, according to his biographer. After returning to AAF headquarters in April 1945, Eaker "was in the forefront in developing force structure, redeployment plans and organizational plans for the postwar Air Force," stated an Air Force history report. The history report also points to Eaker as one of the top men at AAF headquarters in 1945-47, when the AAF fought the successful battle for a separate Air Force. Eaker's executive officer during World War II writes that even before it was fashionable, the general had a nameplate on his desk that read "Air Force Spoken Here." In 1977, when Eaker was 81, he received the Wright Trophy, given annually to a civilian for aiding the cause of aviation. Two years later, at age 83, he received the Congressional Gold Medal an award first given to George Washington in 1777, and regarded ever since as the noncombatant equivalent of the Medal of Honour.
Details and pphoto of Eaker. Eaker died on Aug. 6, 1987
RAF Ref no B33c. Certified copy No of 1520.

B33cG

B33cG


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4 Oct 1983 Washington DC 40th Anniversary of the introduction of the Liberator Mk3 to Royal Air Force Bomber Operations 14 December 1942. Cover depicts B24 Liberators of No 703 Sqn, No 445 bomb group USAAC. Squadron Commander Lt Col James Stewart RAF Badge 104 Sqn Personally signed Lt.Gen.lra. C.Eaker.USAF and Adolf Galland.

Lt Gen Ira C Eaker As World War II commander of both the 8th Air Force in England and the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, Gen. Ira C. Eaker was one of the most important figures in air warfare. April 1945 marked a turning point for Eaker's career and for the something he called the new Air Force. Gen. Ira C. (Clarence) Eaker one of America's great air pioneers. The Ira Eaker Aviation Museum in Dallas is a fitting tribute to the son of a Texas tenant farmer who enlisted as a private in 1917, got his wings at Kelly Field in San Antonio, and ended his career as a four-star general in 1947. The museum is also another in a long list of honors for the man who commanded both the 8th Air Force and the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces during World War II. Eaker was commander of 8th Air Force when it deployed to England in early May 1942. By April 1945, he had accomplished his task by helping defeat Nazi Germany and freeing Western Europe. Before the end of the war, Eaker, like many other Army Air Force leaders, had made up his mind that the military should be reorganized. He wanted the services unified and the air arm to have parity with the Army and Navy. On April 13, his 49th birthday, Eaker was satisfied that the war in Europe was over, and made plans to go back to Washington, according to his biographer. After returning to AAF headquarters in April 1945, Eaker "was in the forefront in developing force structure, redeployment plans and organizational plans for the postwar Air Force," stated an Air Force history report. The history report also points to Eaker as one of the top men at AAF headquarters in 1945-47, when the AAF fought the successful battle for a separate Air Force. Eaker's executive officer during World War II writes that even before it was fashionable, the general had a nameplate on his desk that read "Air Force Spoken Here." In 1977, when Eaker was 81, he received the Wright Trophy, given annually to a civilian for aiding the cause of aviation. Two years later, at age 83, he received the Congressional Gold Medal an award first given to George Washington in 1777, and regarded ever since as the noncombatant equivalent of the Medal of Honour.
Details and pphoto of Eaker. Eaker died on Aug. 6, 1987
General leutnant Adolf Galland,Knight's Cross,Oak - leaves,Swords & Diamonds. Having led a squadron in the Spanish Campaign. Adolf Galland was an experienced Ace by the time World War 11 started. Adolf Galland fought in the Battles of Poland,France and Battle of Britain, leading the Famous JG26 Abbeville Boys in the West. He flew in combat against the RAF's best including Douglas Bader , Bob Stanford - Tuck , Sailor Malan and Johnnie Johnson.
RAF Ref no B33c. Certified copy No 0325 of 1520.Few additional Signed by Adolf Galland

B33cJUSA

B33cJUSA


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As B33c Signed by Lt.Gen.lra. C.Eaker.USAF and Lt Col Robert Johnson USA Pilot WW11 Ace 27 Details and photo of Eaker. Eaker died on Aug. 6, 1987 RAF Ref no B33c. Certified copy No 0343 of 1520.very few additional Signed Johnson"

B33bUSA3

B33bUSA3


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B33b Introduction of the Liberator Signed 2 USA WW11 Ace Pilots
4 Oct 1983 Washington DC 40th Anniversary of the introduction of the Liberator Mk3 to Royal Air Force Bomber Operations 14 December 1942. Cover depicts B24 Liberators of No 703 Sqn, No 445 bomb group USAAC. Squadron Commander Lt Col James Stewart RAF Badge 104 Sqn
Personally Signed by American Aces Jerry Collinsworth 6 Victories and Colonel George Hollowell Details enclosed. Small nick on the envelope flop & stamp creased £5.95

B34aM

B34aM


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Signed by Wireless Operator Flying Officer David McClymont whose pilot was Wg.Cdr.Bill Townsend. Flew Bostons carrying 500 lb. bombs.Escape in New Britain after being shot down on 3 November 1943 . Both Evader the Japanese and Escaped by Submarine USS Gato on 5 February.1944

B34c

B34c


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8 May 85 Jersey 40th Anriiv VE - Day Flown Mirage Special MRAF Sir John Grandy

B34aY

B34aY


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15 Aug 85 Jersey 40th Anniv VJ - Day. Flown in Boeing 737 to Malta.
Signed by John Young Artist who printed the orginal which was used on this cover. . Young has painted professionally since 1950. In 1960, Forty-five of Young's original paintings are displayed in the R.A.F. Museum in Hendon John Young's stature as an aviation artist is unrivalled. He was awarded the Guild Medal of Aviation Artists in 1983, , John has painted since 1950, gaining his technical knowledge during service in the Royal Air Force.

B35a

B35a


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15 Aug 85 Jersey 40th Anniv VJ - Day. Flown in Boeing 737 to Malta.

B35bA

B35bA


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15 Aug 85 40th Anniv VJ - Day Pilot signed British Airtours Pilot Captain Peter Jarvis

B35bB

B35bB


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as above but Signed by Co - Pilot Senior First Officer K Vicek.


B35c

B35c


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15 Aug 85 Jersey 40th Anniv VJ - Day. Flown in Boeing 737 to Malta.
Special Signed by Wing Commander P.B. Lucas 249 Sqn WW11 ace 1 and 2 shared destroyed 1 Probable , 8 and 1 shared damaged Victories in Spitfire Aircraft.

B35c3

B35c3


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AS B35c But also Signed by Edward Kenna Victoria Cross holder 2/4th ( N.S.W. )Australian Military Forces.Won VC 1945 in New Guinea. was the last living Australian Second World War recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.L Bowman Air Gunner 141 Sqn Defiant Battle of Britain ,John Keatings ( Air Gunner with 219 Sqn Battle of Britain )very few additional Signed

B35cUSAE

B35cUSAE


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as B35c but also Signed by American Ace Captain Willard E Eder (6) Victories Details enclosed.

B36aA

B36aA


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3 May 83 Jersey & 3 V 83 6 1 Amsterdam Postmark 40th Anniv of the award of the Victoria Cross to Sqn Ldr Trent. Lockheed Ventura. Red Backstamp.

B36aD

B36aD


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3 May 83 Jersey & 3 V 83 16 4 Amsterdam Postmarks 40th Anniv of the award of the Victoria Cross to Sqn Ldr Trent. Lockheed Ventura. Red Backstamp.( Different Postmark )

B36bA

B36bA


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As B36aA but Signed by pilot.

B36c

B36c


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40th Anniv award Victoria Cross to Len Trent Signed himself
3 May 83 Jersey Lockheed Ventura 41st Anniv of Ventura and 40th Anniv of the award of the Victoria Cross to Gp Capt L. Trent VC. Cover depicts Sqn Ldr Trent in 487 Royal New Zealand Air Force Squadron Lockheed Ventura bombing Amsterdam Power Station on 3 May 1943, for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross and 487 Squadron RNZAF badge.The Lockheed Ventura was a development of the Lockheed Lodestar Transport. 394 Venturas were built and carried out their first daylight bombing raid on 3rd November 1942. Personally Signed by Sqn Ldr L.H.Trent VC .On 3rd May 1943 Sqn Ldr Trent showed outstanding leadership when he led 11 Ventura aircraft in a daylight attack on Amsterdam's power station.Crossing the Dutch coast 1 aircraft was hit and forced to return.Enemy fighters then shot down 6 Venturas in 4 minutes and of the reminder only 2 reached the target.Sqn Ldr Trent completed an accurate bombing run before his aircraft broke up and he and his navigator became prisoners of war.The other aircraft was destroyed over the target.
Trent was put into Stalag 111 and was appointed to take charge of security matters. On 24th March 1944 the Great Escaper took place when 76 men escaped, Trent was caught when No 77 was spotted by a sentry.He was a lucky because Hitler had 50 of the escapers shot.
Details and black and white photo enclosed.2 backstamps. Certified Copy No 0289 of 1518. RAF Ref No B36c.

B36aT

B36aT


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B36aT Signed by Ken Trent pilot. Served as a pilot with 576 and 625 Squadrons from mid 1944 and completed 47 operations flying Lancaster before being posted to 617 Squadron during February 1945. He then completed a further 10 operations with 617 Squadron which consisted mainly of flying Lancaster B! Specials carrying 22,000 IB bombs. Some of his exploits included the landing of a Lancaster ladened with a 22,000lb bomb.

B37c

B37c


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40th Anniv use of Mitchell By RAF Signed Gen Doolittle
Air Force Postal Service APO postmark . N A Mitchell RAF FDC 40th Anniversary of the First Operational Use of the Mitchell by the Royal Air Force . Cover depicts Lt Col Doolittle in USAAF NA Mitchell 02344 bombing shipping in Toyko Harbour on 18 April 1942 and 320 Squadron Royal Netherlands Air Force badge. The North American B25 Mitchell entered service with the USAAF in 1941 and in 1943 the first of over 800 Mitchell entered service with the RAF and were used extensively by Bomber Command and later the 2nd Tactical Air Force. The Mitchell is best remembered for the attack led by General Doolittle USAAF on Toyko on 18th April 1942. The 15 Mitchells took off from US Carrier Hornet and all ran out of fuel over China and crash landed. Of the 75 Aircrew, General Doolittle and 59 others returned to American Units, 5 died accidentally and the other 10 were captured and tried by the Japanese, of these 3 were executed, 1 died in prison and 6 were released at the end of the War. General Doolittle later commanded the USAAFs 12th Air Force in North Africa,15th in Italy and the 8th in England from 1944 and the Pacific from 1945. Flown in 1st Tac Recon Sqn from RAF Alconbury to the Italian Air Force Base at Aviano in ItalyPhantom RF4C No 580 pilot Captain S Gruca USAF. The cover was reflown on Christmas Eve 1983 in a Lockheed TR 1 of the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Reconnaissance Wing, whilst on a routine training sortie from Alconbury. Pilot Major T Evans Aircraft TR1 070 Flight Time 9 + hours.. Photo and details of General Doolittle enclosed. Personally Signed by General James Harold Doolittle . Certified no of 1470 Signed project Officer..

B37aBB

B37aBB


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as B37b But Signed by Lt Col Harry W Brown . Was one of 5 Pilots to score victories during the Pearl Harbor attacts shooting down two 2 Vals while flying P -36 also Signed by George T Buck CO 309 Sqn 31st Gp P 51 Mustang Col USAF>

B37aUSAB

B37aUSAB


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17 May 1983 First Operational Use of the Mitchell by the Royal Air Force. Cover of N.A.MitchellSigned by American Ace Lt Robert Booth (8) Victories. Details Enclosed.

B37aUSA3

B37aUSA3


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As B37a But Signed by 3 Amercain WW11 Aces, Lt Col Sammy Pierce WW11 Ace 7, Captain Willard E Eder WW11 Ace, Colonel Perry Dale WW11 Ace 9 . Details enclosed.

B37aC

B37aC


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Signed by Capt R C Coats USN WW11 Ace 9 Victories.

B37aD

B37aD


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Signed by Colonel P J Dahl USAF 9 victories purple heart Cross of Gallantry with palm & Lt Cdr W C Edwards USN 7 victories. Details enclosed

B37aFCOUSA

B37aFCOUSA


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17 May 1983 First Operational Use of the Mitchell by the Royal Air Force. Cover of N.A.Mitchell Flown by 1st Tac REcon Sqn RAF Alconbury to the Italian Air Force base at Aviano in Italy.
Personally Signed by Major Joseph J Foss USMC WW11 Fighter Ace with 23 Victories, Captain James R Carter USAF 56 Grp claimed 6 Victories Captain Edwin L Olander USMC VMF214 Black Sheep Squadron claimed 5 Victories. Details enclosed

B39bHWW1

B39bHWW1


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As B37b But also Signed by Harold R Harris US WW1 Fighter Pilot Harold Ross Harris (December 20, 1895 – July 28, 1988) was a notable American test pilot and U.S. Army Air Force officer who held 26 flying records. Graduated in July 1917. After graduation he was sent to Europe for flight training where he helped set up the 8th Aviation Instruction Center for the Allied Expeditionairy Force in Foggia, Italy. After 181 minutes of dual instruction time, he soloed, and shortly afterward was named Chief Instructor for both day and night training. He served at Foggia from March to July 1918. While there Harris flew Farman and Caproni bombers. On July 25, 1918, Harris along with co-pilot, George Lewis, led the first successful flight by American pilots over the Alps, crossing from Italy to France in four Caproni bombers. While based in Italy Harris also helped the United States Navy establish an aerial ferry route from Ilan to Paris.. Details enclosed. "

B37aT

B37aT


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1st Operational Use of the Mitchell by the RAF Major General Ralph G Taylor
17 May 1983 First Operational Use of the Mitchell by the Royal Air Force. Cover of N.A.Mitchell Personally Signed by Major General Ralph G Taylor Jr USAF. WW11 Pilot Details enclosed.

B37aUSAFL

B37aUSAFL


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17 May 1983 First Operational Use of the Mitchell by the Royal Air Force. Signed by Major General Paul J Fontana U S Marine Corps 5 Victories and Colonel W L Leverette 37th Squadron Commander. Total of 11 Victories shot down 7 German Stukas on a single mission 9 October 1943. Details enclosed.

B38a

B38a


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21 May 85 Jersey 40th Anniv Delivery Avro Lincoln black flown cachet flown in Shackleton

B38b

B38b


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21 May 85 Jersey 40th Anniv Delivery Avro Lincoln blue flown cachet flown in Shackleton Pilot signed

B38c

B38c


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Special Signed Special Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar AFC AOC , Flew with 1 sqn Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and WW11 Fighter Ace 13 victories ( details ) . Western Desert 1942 to 1943. took Command of RAF Wittering by the end of 1940. Gp Capt in command of Famous Battle of Britain airfield at Hornchurch. Died 1995.Details enclosed

B38crW

B38crW


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as above but also signed by W.A.A.Read 603 Sqdn. & R.Wolton 152 Sqdn. Both Battle of Britain fighter pilots.

B38cG

B38cG


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Special Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst also Signed R E Gardner 242 Sqn ( FAA)Battle of Britain Pilot

B38CHo

B38CHo


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Special Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar AFC AOC , Flew with 1 sqn Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and WW11 Fighter Ace 13 victories ( details ) . Western Desert 1942 to 1943. took Command of RAF Wittering by the end of 1940. Gp Capt in command of Famous Battle of Britain airfield at Hornchurch. Died 1995.Details enclosed also Signed by Geoffrey L Howitt 245 & 615 Sqn Battle of Britain fighter pilot. WW11 Fighter Ace with 6 destroyed, 1 probable 2 V-1s

B38cGHT

B38cGHT


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40th Anniv Delivery Avro Lincoln Signed H Broadhurst, Thomson, Haylock, Gibson Battle of Britain
21 May 85 Jersey 40th Anniv Delivery Avro Lincoln Purple flown cachet flown in Shackleton. Personally Signed by
Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar AFC AOC , Flew with 1 sqn Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and WW11 Fighter Ace 13 victories ( details ) . Western Desert 1942 to 1943. took Command of RAF Wittering by the end of 1940. Gp Capt in command of Famous Battle of Britain airfield at Hornchurch. Died 1995.Details enclosed also Signed by
Wg Cdr J A Thomson (245 & 302 Sqns), Battle of Britain Pilot died '01.
R A Haylock Battle of Britain fighter pilot with 236 Sqn.
J A A Gibson 501 Sqn New Zealander Ace with 12 Victories in Hurricane . Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot
Certified Copy No of 1300Very few issued with additional Signature's £19.9

B38cK

B38cK


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Special Signed Air Chief Marshal Sir Harry Broadhurst also Signed John Ignatius Kilmartin 43 Sqn Irish Battle of Britain Pilot Details enclosed.

B38cHb

B38cHb


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Special Signed A.C.M.Sir Harry Broadhurst 1 Sqn and Signed by J J Hanus 310 Sqn. Czechoslovkian Battle of Britain fighter pilot died 1992. Certified Copy No of 1300 Very Few Issued with additional Signature of J Hanus 310 Sqn. Czechoslovkian Battle of Britain

B39a

B39a


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B39a 22 Mar 82 Jersey. Introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950. Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress

B39bB

B39bB


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B39bB 22 Mar 82 Jersey. Introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950. Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress Crew Signed (4) Col McGregor, Col Bill Becker, Col Hoxie & Col I Weaver.

B39c

B39c


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25 Jun 1982 Richmond Postmark on 28c USA Airmail Stamp Introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950. Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress. Special Signed by Brig.Gen.P.W.Tibbets.AF B29 Super fortress Personally Signed General Tibbets. Cover introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950.Blue Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress 44 62070 N 529B,'Fifi' of the Confederate Air Force from Charlotte North Carolina to Greensborough North Carolina flight time 45 mins. Personally Signed by Brigadier General Paul W Tibbets. He left medical school in 1937 and joined the Army Air Corp. at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Here he could fly at government expense. While stationed at Ft. Benning, GA., and being a shotgun enthusiast, he was assigned to the base Skeet Shooting range. This is where he met George Patton. They became good friends and spent many hours on the shooting range. He also served as Patton's pilot during tank range manoeuvres. He has some great stories to tell about him. Paul flew B10 and B12 aircraft in low flying excercises. Returning from one of these missions in December 1941, he heard on his aircaft radio that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbour. America was at war.
He was then transferred to the 29th Bomb Group to fly the new B17. He temporarily flew the B18 on antisub duty off the U.S. east coast. He was made Commander of the 40th Squadron, 97th Bombardment Group (Heavy) at MacDill Air Base, Tampa, FL. He trained his crew in the B17 and flew many hours, day and night. Most of this time, he slept in his clothes.
From Bangor, Maine, he flew across the North Atlantic to England. This was the first group of American-manned, tactical aircraft to reach the United Kingdom in WWII.
Paul was made the Executive Officer of the 97th Bombardment Group (Heavy). On August 17, 1942, he flew the first American plane on a daylight bombing raid over German occupied Europe. The mission was to bomb a rail yard in France. This mission was flown in the aircraft named, "Butcher Shop", not his regular plane. His future missions were flown in the "Red Gremlin". Paul had a great attachment to this aircraft and called it, "the Good Gremlin".
He flew many missions over German occupied territory. On one of these missions he was wounded but was able to return to his base.
Before the invasion of North Africa he flew General Mark Clark on a secret mission to Gibraltar. It was from Gibraltar that General Mark Clark directed the invasion of North Africa, "Operation Torch".
He later flew General Eisenhower (sitting on a 2 x 4) to North Africa on an inspection tour. Paul flew many missions in North Africa during 1942-43. He was then moved to Algiers and continued to fly missions. General Doolittle sent Paul back to the states to help develop a new bomber, the B29.
After extensive training with the B29, he was sent to Colorado Springs where he was selected to lead a top secret mission. He was 29 years old at the time. He would command the 509th Composite Group. From the Island of Tinian, Paul Tibbets would go down in history as the first pilot to drop the Atomic Bomb - the target, Hiroshima.
After the war he was consulted frequently about atomic testing and in the late 1940's and 50's he worked very hard to promote the new B47 Jet Bomber.
In 1954 he was a member of the NATO staff in Paris. Later Paul was put in charge of the 308th Bomb Wing in Savannah, GA.
In 1959 he was promoted to Brigadier General and was put in command of the Air Division at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.
In 1962 he was selected to put together the National Military Command Center in Washington DC, at the Pentagon.
During 1964 he went to India to operate the Military Assistance Group, and in 1969, after this very impressive career, he retired from the military service.
In 1976 he was made president of Executive Jet Aviation in Columbus, Ohio, and is now retired. Black & White photo And details enclosed. Certified Copy of 1477 Signed.


B39cE

B39cE


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25 Jun 1982 Richmond Postmark on 28c USA Airmail Stamp Introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950. Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress. Special Signed by Brig.Gen.P.W.Tibbets.AF B29 Super fortress Also Signed by Commander W C ( Bulldog ) Edwards USN. with 7 1/2 victories, 1 probabvle, 2 damaged .
Cover introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950.Blue Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress 44 62070 N 529B,'Fifi' of the Confederate Air Force from Charlotte North Carolina to Greensborough North Carolina flight time 45 mins.
Personally Signed by Brigadier General Paul W Tibbets. He left medical school in 1937 and joined the Army Air Corp. at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio. Here he could fly at government expense. While stationed at Ft. Benning, GA., and being a shotgun enthusiast, he was assigned to the base Skeet Shooting range. This is where he met George Patton. They became good friends and spent many hours on the shooting range. He also served as Patton's pilot during tank range manoeuvres. He has some great stories to tell about him. Paul flew B10 and B12 aircraft in low flying excercises. Returning from one of these missions in December 1941, he heard on his aircaft radio that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbour. America was at war.
He was then transferred to the 29th Bomb Group to fly the new B17. He temporarily flew the B18 on antisub duty off the U.S. east coast. He was made Commander of the 40th Squadron, 97th Bombardment Group (Heavy) at MacDill Air Base, Tampa, FL. He trained his crew in the B17 and flew many hours, day and night. Most of this time, he slept in his clothes.
From Bangor, Maine, he flew across the North Atlantic to England. This was the first group of American-manned, tactical aircraft to reach the United Kingdom in WWII.
Paul was made the Executive Officer of the 97th Bombardment Group (Heavy). On August 17, 1942, he flew the first American plane on a daylight bombing raid over German occupied Europe. The mission was to bomb a rail yard in France. This mission was flown in the aircraft named, "Butcher Shop", not his regular plane. His future missions were flown in the "Red Gremlin". Paul had a great attachment to this aircraft and called it, "the Good Gremlin".
He flew many missions over German occupied territory. On one of these missions he was wounded but was able to return to his base.
Before the invasion of North Africa he flew General Mark Clark on a secret mission to Gibraltar. It was from Gibraltar that General Mark Clark directed the invasion of North Africa, "Operation Torch".
He later flew General Eisenhower (sitting on a 2 x 4) to North Africa on an inspection tour. Paul flew many missions in North Africa during 1942-43. He was then moved to Algiers and continued to fly missions. General Doolittle sent Paul back to the states to help develop a new bomber, the B29.
After extensive training with the B29, he was sent to Colorado Springs where he was selected to lead a top secret mission. He was 29 years old at the time. He would command the 509th Composite Group. From the Island of Tinian, Paul Tibbets would go down in history as the first pilot to drop the Atomic Bomb - the target, Hiroshima.
After the war he was consulted frequently about atomic testing and in the late 1940's and 50's he worked very hard to promote the new B47 Jet Bomber.
In 1954 he was a member of the NATO staff in Paris. Later Paul was put in charge of the 308th Bomb Wing in Savannah, GA.
In 1959 he was promoted to Brigadier General and was put in command of the Air Division at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL.
In 1962 he was selected to put together the National Military Command Center in Washington DC, at the Pentagon.
During 1964 he went to India to operate the Military Assistance Group, and in 1969, after this very impressive career, he retired from the military service.
In 1976 he was made president of Executive Jet Aviation in Columbus, Ohio, and is now retired. Black & White photo And details enclosed.
Also Signed by Commander W C ( Bulldog ) Edwards USN. with 7 1/2 victories, 1 probabvle, 2 damaged . Details enclosed. Certified Copy of 1477 Signed.


B39aHWUSA

B39aHWUSA


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Introduction of Boeing B.29 Signed H Hansen & Capt H Winters USA Fighter Aces.
B39 22 Mar 82 Jersey. Introduction of Boeing B.29 renamed The Washington 1 to the Royal Air Force 22 March 1950. Flown cachet. Flown in B29 Super fortress
Personally Signed Col Herman Hansen USMC WW11 Ace 5 Victories & Capt H Winters USAN Ace with 8 Victories. Full Details enclosed.

B39aUSA3

B39aUSA3


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As B39a But Signed by 3 Amercain WW11 Aces, Captain Norman Berree WW11 Ace 9, Commander Harris Mitchell WW11 Ace 10 , Lt Cdr Elvin Lindsay 6 . Details enclosed.

B39aO

B39aO


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As B39a but Personally Signed by Brigadier General Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 - June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a "triple ace", with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general.Details enclosed.

B39aUSA2

B39aUSA2


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As B39a But Signed by 2 Amercain WW11 Aces, Lt Col Norman J Fortier WW11Ace 5 Commander Thomas S Harris US Navy 9 . Details enclosed.

B39aA

B39aA


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Signed by Lieutenant General George C. Axtell United States Marine Corps lieutenant general, a World War II ace, and Navy Cross recipient for heroism during the Battle of Okinawa. During World War II, he was also the youngest commanding officer of a Marine Fighter Squadron.Details enclosed.

B39aUSA3b

B39aUSA3b


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as B39a but Signed by Hamilton McWhorter US fighter Ace 5 pages details , Col Dale Brannon US fighter Ace,Cdr Paul Douglas. US Fighter Pilot P47 F105.

B40a

B40a


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19 Dec 83 Jersey 30th Anniversary of the breaking of the London to Capetown & return record by Canberra 19 December 1953.E.E.Canberra

B40b

B40b


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19 Dec 83 Jersey 30th Anniversary of the breaking of the London to Capetown & return record by Canberra 19 December 1953.E.E.Canberra Crew signed

B40c

B40c


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Breaking London to Capetown & return record Canberra 1953 Signed
19 Dec 83 Jersey 30th Anniversary of the breaking of the London to Capetown to London record by Canberra. 30th Anniversary of the breaking of the London to Capetown return record by Canberra 19 December 1953. Cover depicts Canberra of No 45 Sqn approaching Tengah 1962. Flight Cachet on the reverse flown on a routine training flight from RAF Wyton to RAF Gibraltar and return . Personally Signed by Air Vice Marshal D Bower CBE AFC, Group Captain G G Petty, Wing Commander J McD Craig DFC and Wing Commander R F B Powell AFC Four of the Six crew members of WH699 Aries 1V that set the London to Capetown and Cape town to London World Record 1953. Certified Copy No 0027 of 1400 Signed Project Officer. RAF Ref No

B41a

B41a


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25th Anniv Operation Grapple
15 June 82 25th Anniversary of Operation Grapple. Vickers Valiant B1 . Cover depicts Valiant B1 XD 818 No 49 Sqn RAF leaving the dropping zone off Maiden Island 15 May 1957. Blue Flown in Canberra

B41b

B41b


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Crew signed Flt Lt D Horton, Navigator Flt Lt R Smith.

B41c

B41c


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25th Anniv Operation Grapple Signed Pilot & Penney Scientist
15 June 82 25th Anniversary of Operation Grapple. Vickers Valiant B1 . Cover depicts Valiant B1 XD 818 No 49 Sqn RAF leaving the dropping zone off Maiden Island 15 May 1957. Red flown cachet Flown from RAF Wittering by a Harrier of No 1 ( F ) Sqn. Personally Signed by Gp Capt K G Hubbard who took command of 49 sqn at RAF Wittering. No 49 Sqn was specifically tasked with the live drops element of British thermonuclear testing, Operation Grapple . The operation culminating on 15th May 1957 with the first live drop of a British megaton yield weapon. The dropping aircraft Valiant B1 XD818 was captained by Wing Commander Hubbard. Also Signed by Lord Penney of East Hendred
was appointed to direct the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston. He was AWRE Director from 1953 to 1959, the period of Britains emergence as a nuclear power and the weapon tests of operation Buffalo and Grapple. He personally led the scientific team for the first British A Bomb drops at Maralinga.details and photo of Lord Penny.. Certified Copy No of 1400 signed project Officer.


B42aW

B42aW


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28 Feb 82 Disbandment Avro Vulcan 35 Sqn. Flown in Vulcan of 35 Sqn.
As B42 a but Personally Signed by Group Captain J R Ward RAF Service 1943 - 1983. On March 1962 He was Captain of Vulcan X4481 Point to Point record. Flight from London to Aden in 6 Hours 13 ½ minutes. Subsequently Awarded the Geofferey - de Havilland Trophy for 1962.

B43a

B43a


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24 Dec 82 Jersey H.P.Victor 30th Anniv of the 1st flight of the Victor 24 December 1952. Flown in Victor of 57Sqn

B43b

B43b


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30th Anniv of the 1st flight of the Victor 24 December 1952. Flown Signed Crew
24 December 1952. Flown in Victor of 57Sqn Signed by 5 Victor crew Flt Lt J V Poole, Flt Lt M N S High,Sqn Ldr S T Ackerley,Wg Cdr A M Bowman, Flt Lt B Munday.

B43c

B43c


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30th Anniv 1st Flight Victor Signed Air Vice Marshal I G Broom
24 De 82 Ascension Postmark on 10p B25c Ascension Stamp. Black flown cachet flown from Ascension Island on the 30th Anniversary of the maiden flight of the Victor in Victor K2 XL160 of No 57 Sqn engaged on an in - flight refuelling mission with a Hercules Transport en route to Port Stanley Falkland Islands. The Hercules flight was part of Airbridg