Cover produced for the 55th Anniversary of the Meterological Research Flight.
Cover depicts aircraft involved in the flight which include a Varsity T1 WF425, Mosquito PR34 VL621, Halifax MET VI ST817, Hastings C1 TG618, Canberra PR3 WE173 and Hercules W2 XV208. Cover depicts the logo of the Met Office and the RAF Crest of the Meterological Flight which depicts a weather vane.
Cover bears 26p horse stamp cancelled with 55th Anniversary of the Meterological Flight 6 August 1997 Boscombe Down postmark.
Cover has been flown in Hercules W Mk2 XV208 of the Meterological Research Flight, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Boscombe Down on a weather research sortie over the North Sea as part of the TACIA campaign.