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JS50/42/07 The retreat to El Alamein RAF cover
Cover produced for the 50th Anniversary of the Retreat to El Alamein. Cover depicts scenes from the retreat with Axis troops recapturing Tobruk in 1942, the British Armoured formations suffering severe losses near Bir Behaffer and some of the Imperial troops who were captured during the retreat.

Cover bears Military Cross, Military Medal 20p Gallantry stamp cancelled with BFPS 2328 for the Battle of Alam Halfa. Cover has been flown in Hercules of 30 Squadron from RAF Lyneham to RAF Akrotiri diverting en route to fly over the El Alamein area of Eqypt where the 8th Army retreated and then consolidated to face the Afrika Korps

Cover bears preprinted fascimile signature od Major General Henry Robert Bowreman Foote VC CB DSO

Official Special - numbered and certified