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JS(50)43/7a / AF11a Operation Husky Allied Invasion of Sicily cover 1
JS50/43/7a RAF cover dual numbered AF11 as part of the Airborne Forces mini-series. Operation Husky was the code name used by the Allies for the Invasion of Sicily in 1943. The cover artwork shows gliders of the 1st Air Landing Brigade being towed by Dakotas, the landings at Lacata and troops in North Africa. After the capture of Sicily this prepared the way for the invasion of Italy two months later.

The cover bears 24p Claudius stamp and is cancelled with BFPS 2358 postmark for the 50th anniversary of Operation Husky 9 July 1993. The cover has been flown in a Hercules of No 30 Squadron from RAF Lyneham to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.

Unsigned variant
Cover size 190mm x 113mm


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