JS(CC)50 - 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
Numbered RAF(80)10 as part of the 80th Mini Series
AIR TRANSPORT / TANKER
The cover shows the mainstays of the RAF's present strategic air transport and tanker roles; namely the wide-bodied Lockheed L-1011 Tristar of 216 Squadron and the VC10K tanker of 101 Squadron. The 2 aircraft are depicted refuelling fast-jet aircraft; in particular the presence of the Eurofighter is worthy of note, despite it not yet being in squadron service. The covers were flown in a VC10C1K of 10 Squadron to include all flying units based at RAF Brize Norton.
Hand signed by Group Captain D C Vass MBE FIMgt MIPD RAF, Officer Commanding RAF Brize Norton
Flight details on reverse
Cover size 210mm x 110mm