VRT1t 50th Anniversary of the Avro Vulcan signed Group Captain Bill Burnett & Ken Hyde
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Cover for the 50th Anniversary of the Avro Vulcan depicting the first prototype Vulcan VX770 on its first flight and also Vulcan XM607 taking off from Ascension Island during the Black Buck Raids during the Falklands War in 1982.
The cover bears Gold Definitive stamp cancelled with BFPS 2678 postmark postmark for the 50th Anniversary of Avro Vulcan. Furthermore the cover has been flown in a VC10 of No 101 Squadron and then carried aboard Vulcan XL426 on a taxi-run at Southend Airport on the 30th August 2002 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vulcan and bears the official Vulcan Restoration handstamp in blue. The cover has been signed by the two members of the Vulcan Restoration Trust who taxied the covers: Group Captain Bill Burnett, a former Vulcan pilot with No 617 Squadron and also flew XL426 and also signed by Ken Hyde, who acted as the AEO on the taxi-run. The covers have been especially overprinted with the taxi details
Hand signed by Group Captain Bill Burnett & Ken Hyde
200 Signed, Numbered and Certified