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 Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Michael Beetham GCB CBE DFC AFC DL
Official special, numbered and certified on reverse
Flight details also on reverse
Cover size 210mm x 110mm