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RAF FDC37 1996 Cinema RAF FDC signed CO 617 Tornado Sqn
1996 Cinema RAF FDC

Cover bears full set of 1996 Cinema stamps cancelled on 1st Day of Issue with BFPS 2501 depicting 617 Squadron's Lightning Bolts over dam crest.
Cover also depicts the Squadron Badge of 617 Squadron and a Tornado which is the aircraft flown by 617 Squadron.
Cover has been flown in Tornado of 617 Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth. Flown in lead aircraft of formation of 3 Tornado aircraft taking part in Operation JMC a Major NATO Exercise involving air and maritime assets. Sortie involved simulated attack on NATO ships using the Sea Eagle missile, air-air refuelling with VC10 tanker and practise weaponry at Tain air weapons range.

Cover is signed by Wing Commander I L Dugmore Officer Commanding 617 Squadron

Numbered and Certified on reverse