No 74 Squadron lived up to their name of the 'Flying Tigers' and during the Battle of Britain were tasked with the Defence of London firstly based at RAF Hornchurch and then, the famous RAF Station - Biggin Hill. During this time the Squadron was led by the legendary South African ace 'Sailor' Malan.
We have selected to show a Spitfire Mk I 'ZP-C' to appear on the artwork flying over the Kent Countryside in 1940. The cover bears a Gold 1st class definitive stamp cancelled with Remembering the Few, Biggin Hill Westerham Kent postmark.
Hand signed by Warrant Officer Ray Racy
150 Signed, Numbered and Certified
Ray Racy joined the RAF in August 1941 and served with No 154 Squadron before being posted to No 74 Squadron in March 1945. On the 5th April 1945 his Spitfire XVI ran off of fuel over Holland and was taken POW after a brief attempt to evade.