1992 Europa RAF FDC
Cover bears full set of 1992 Europa (Expo 92 Seville, Olympics 92 Barcelona, Paralympics 92 Barcelona, Operation Raleigh and Christopher Columbus) stamps cancelled on 1st Day of Issue with BFPS 2319 depicting 56 Squadron`s Phonenix crest. Cover also depicts the Squadron Badge of 56 Squadron and a Phantom which was the aircraft flown by 56 Squadron (now they fly the Tornado).
Cover has been flown in Phamtp, pf 56 Squadron from RAF Wattisham home of the Firebirds from June 1976 to July 1992. The sortie profile included Air to Air Refuelling from a Hercules C-130 tanker, aboard which was the High Sheriff of Suffolk. The sortie also included Electronic Counter Measures training with Canberra aircraft from 360 Squadron.
Cover is signed by Sir Edward Heath KG MBE, Conservative Prime Minister 1970-74 and also Wing Commander Doggett Officer Commanding 56 Squadron.
Numbered and Certified on reverse
Unofficial variant only three signed in person
The Right Honourable Sir Edward Richard George Heath KG MBE
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974
Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.