70th Anniversary of the Society of British Aerospace Companies Ltd RAF FDC
RAF FDC bearing the RAF logo and picture of the Space Shuttle. Cover bears full set of Halleys Comet stamps cancelled with BFPS 2109 for the Pending launch of Skynet 4a the communications satellite.
Cover has been flown in Tornado of 229 Operational Conversion Unit RAF Coningsby on a training interception sortie.
Cover has been signed by Squadron Leader Nigel Wood
He was selected as the Prime Payload specialist for the flight to launch Skynet 4A. Due to the Challenger Shuttle accident the launch of Skynet 4a was originally postponed and then the US refused to take passengers so Nigel Wood did not get the chance to go into space and Skynet 4A was launched by Ariane