Cover produced for the 50th Anniversary of the North Sea Shipping Searches by Bomber Command. Cover depicts Wellingtons attacking German Warships 3rd December 1939, Wellingtons of 99 Squadron under heavy attack over the Schillig Roads, wellingtons of 9,37 & 149 Squadrons under continuous fighter attacks near Wilhelmshafen 18th December 1939, it also depicts the Squadron badges of 115, 99 and 9 Squadron alson with the Bomber Command Badge.
Cover bears 24p defin cancelled with BFPS2032 for the 50th Anniversary of the North Sea Shipping Searches.
Cover has been flown in Phantom FGR2 XV426 from RAF Wattisham on a 2V1 day tactical sortie over the areas in the North Sea over which the Bomber Command Shipping Searches were made between 4th September 1939 and 30th April 1940.
Hand signed by Air Marshal Sir Gareth Clayton KCB DFC
Blenheim Pilot 107 Squadron on Shipping Searches
Hand signed by Squadron Leader John Haskins
Hampden Pilot 49 Squadron on Shipping Searches
Official Special - numbered and certified