FDC: 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-07-16 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Country: United Kingdom
Date of Issue: 16th July 2015 (first day cover)

The stamps feature wonderful photographs from Britain in 1940, including images of the iconic British fighter aircraft, the Hawker Hurricane and the Supermarine Spitfire.

The cover carries a souvenir sheet of the issue, which features Britain’s wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill, and his famous words honouring the pilots and crews who fought to save Britain from invasion:

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

You can read the full speech here.

Stamp Details

Top row, left to right

Bottom row, left to right

In Formation

The insert to the cover provides some background to the wartime events of the summer of 1940 and information about the aerial battle that ensued. Click the image below for easier reading.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-07-16 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

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