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Daily Mail Trans Atlantic Air Race.
as above but backstamp Sydney 126
17 Dec 69 BFPS 1105 London - Sydney Air Race. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Flight from England to Australia 12th Nov - 10th Dec 1919. Royal Air Force Little Rissington . Flown from RAF Brize Norton in VC 10 XV 103 to Singapore and from there to Adelaide and then Sydney Australia in Hercules C Mk 1 XV 206. Backstamped G.P.O. Sydney 129
as above but backstamp 139
17 Dec 69 BFPS 1105 London - Sydney Air Race - Green Flown cachet Flown Gatwick to Sydney ( details on the cachet) Signed Kingsley. Backstamped GPO Sydney 126
17 Dec 69 BFPS 1105 London - Sydney Air Race - Signed Kingsley. Backstamped GPO Sydney 126
Signed full Crew Flt Lt T Kingsley, Flt Lt P Evans , Mr Arthur Gibsom and Ivor Broom. Backstamped Sydney.
Flown London to Sydney 1969 Signed Pilot 17 Dec 69 BFPS 1105 London to Sydney Air RaceCommemorating the 50th Anniversary of the First Flight from England to Australia 12th Nov to 10th Dec 1919. Royal Air Force Biggin Hill. Green Flown cachet Flown by Sqn Ldr J C Waters RAF in Piper Aztec G ARXF from Gatwick to Athens to Bahrain to Karachi to Calcutta to Singpore to Bali to Darwin to Alice Springs to Adelaide to Sydney. Total Flying time 65 hrs 36 mins. Total time elapsed 73 hrs 56 mins. Added red cachet 29th Overall 19th Class B 8th British Registered Aircraft. Personally Signed Sqn Ldr J C Waters. Backstamped 2 Ja 70 GPO Sydney 139 NSW AUST.
19 Sept 70 Philympia Airmail Day. Centenary of First Airmail Service Siege of Paris September 1870. Red Flown cachet Flown from The Site of Philympia to Battersea Heliport in Westland Wessex Pilot Flt Lt R A Brew.
S5c Set of 3 Philympia Stamps Postmarked 18 Sept 70 Philympia Day.Signed by the Pilot and Mr R A Lee, Chairman of the Philymia Committee.100 issued.
26 Sept 1970 BFPS 1137 RAF Cardington Centenary of First Airmail Service Paris. Flown in Balloon cachet
Signed by Balloon Nimbus crew
1 Jul 71 BFPS 1167 London - Victoria Air Race Flown RAF Abingdon to Victoria BC.
As above but also signed by his crew members Flt J T Kingsley & Mr A Gibson.on the London - Victoria Air Race. Backstamped Victoria 7 July 1971
Special Signed by A.Cdre Weir,Senior holder of the Royal Aero Club Certificate ( No 24 ),Sir Thomas Sopwith,second Senior Certificate holder ( No 31 ) and authenticated by Mr J Blake,Competitions Manager of the Royal Aero Club.It is also signed by the pilot ( 115 numbered and issued and certified). £50.00
1st UK Aerial Post Hendon - Windsor 9 Sep 71 BFPS 1173 60th Anniversary of the First UK Aerial Post Hendon to Windsor Royal Hendon. Cover depicts Bleriot 11 Hendon 1911. Flown from RAF Hendon to Windsor Castle, landing on the East Lawn in the Home Park Private at 1100 hours on 9th September 1971. Carried in Bristol Sycamore MK XIV, of 32 Squadron
Sqn.Pilot & Nav.
Special Signed by MRAF Sir John SlessorMarshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Cotesworth (Jack) Slessor GCB, DSO, MC (3 June 1897 12 July 1979) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force (RAF), serving as Chief of the Air Staff from 1950 to 1952. As a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps during World War I, he saw action with No. 17 Squadron in the Middle East, earning the Military Cross, and with No. 5 Squadron on the Western Front, where he was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre. Between the wars he commanded No. 4 Squadron in England, and No. 3 (Indian) Wing, earning the Distinguished Service Order for operations with the latter in Waziristan. In 1936, he published Air Power and Armies, examining of the use of air power against targets on and behind the battlefield.Slessor held several operational commands in World War II. As Air Officer Commanding Coastal Command in 1943 and 1944, he was credited with doing "much to start winning the Battle of the Atlantic" by his use of long-range bombers against German U-boats. He was knighted in June 1943. In the closing stages of the war he became Commander-in-Chief RAF Mediterranean and Middle East and deputy to Lieutenant General Ira Eaker as Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, conducting operations in the Italian Campaign and Yugoslavia. Slessor went on to serve in the RAF's most senior post, Chief of the Air Staff, in the early 1950s, and was considered a strong proponent of strategic bombing and the nuclear deterrent. In retirement he published two more books, including an autobiography. 500 issued
Special Signed Christopher Chataway MP then Minister for Post and Telecommunications.10 defin (100)
Special Signed by Air Commodore D W Clappen CB Bleriot Aviation Co ( Apprentice ) 1910 Pilot Certificate No 591 August 1913 in a Bleriot monplane.. Certified No 11 of 110.
15 July 72 BFPS 1289 50th Anniversary of the Kings Cup Air Race. Flown in Robin HR 100 Pilot Neil Jensen
15 July 72 BFPS 1289 50th Anniversary of the Kings Cup Air Race. Flown in Robin HR 100 Pilot Neil Jensen Pilot signed by Neil Jensen
RAF Hospital Nocton Hall Flown Brize Norton to RAF Kai Tak Hong Kong 16 Aug 72 BFPS 1263 Postmark. 25th Anniv of the RAF Hospital Nocton Hall .Black flown cachet.Flown from RAF Brize Norton to RAF Kai Tak in V.C.10 aircraft No XR 807 of 10 Sqn on toutine schedule flight to Hong Kong.
RAF Hospital Nocton Hall Flown Brize Norton to RAF Kai Tak Hong Kong 16 Aug 72 BFPS 1263 Postmark. 25th Anniv of the RAF Hospital Nocton Hall .Black flown cachet.Flown from RAF Brize Norton to RAF Kai Tak in V.C.10 aircraft No XR 807 of 10 Sqn on toutine schedule flight to Hong Kong by Capt. Sqn Ldr W G Gregory. Personally Signed by the Pilot Capt. Sqn Ldr W G Gregory