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BB14x Battle of Britain - MM signed 74 Squadron Ground Crew
JS(CC)94e / JS(BB)14e 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain cover with artwork by Tony Theobald showing Supermarine Spitfires of No 74 Squadron, including the legendary 'Sailor' Malan flying Spitfire 'ZP-A' attacking He 111s. The cover shows the Military Medal which was famously awarded to the WAAFs at Biggin Hill for remaining at their posted during a heavy Luftwaffe attack and bears 2002 World Cup Football Lion stamp cancelled with BFPS 2680 postmark for the Biggin Hill Air Fair showing a Spitfire on 2 June 2002.

Hand signed by Ground Crew from No 74 Squadron
150 Signed, Numbered and Certified

The cover has been signed by nine members of No 74 Squadron groundcrew during the 1940 period to pay tribute to importance of the fitters and mechanics towards the war effort. The covers have been signed by the following, listed in order of rank and with the dates in brackets being the dates that they served with No 74 Squadron:

Cpl Eden Webster - Fitter II (January 1939 to March 1940)
LAC Geoffrey Burge - Fitter IIE (April 1940 to November 1940)
LAC Kenneth Green - Fitter II (June 1940 to December 1940)
LAC Fred Waters - Fitter II (September 1939 to June 1940)
AC1 Colin Hales - Electrician (February 1940 to April 1941)
AC1 John Loosemore - Fitter IIA (March 1940 to November 1940)
AC1 Derek Morris - Armourer (October 1939 to March 1940)
AC2 John Gill - Flight Rigger (August 1939 to March 1940)


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