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Paying Tribute to the Bravery of Bomber Command

Bomber Command Mint Stamp Sheet

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RAF Bomber Command played a crucial role during the Second World War, attacking and bombing German airbases, shipping, troops and communications. Our stamp sheet pays tribute to 55,573 young men of Bomber Command who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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  • Limited numbers signed by Group Captain Bill Randle
  • Featuring 10 beautiful stamps and labels showing notable aircraft used by Bomber Command
  • Stunning background artwork showing Group Captain Bill Randle bailing out over Maastricht
  • A limited edition of just 500 sheets
  • An homage to RAF Bomber Command

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Limited Signed Editions

Bomber Command FDC

Why not pair this stamp sheet with our Bomber Command FDC? Featuring four stamps from the House of Windsor minaiture sheet and a specially designed Snaith airfield postmark, limited numbers are available signed by Group Captain Bill Randle Find out more!

A small number of these covers have been personally signed by Group Captain WSO Bill Randle. Bill Randle is someone who to us symbolises the theme of this cover - courage, endurance, sacrifice and duty - and we are extremely proud to have him as our signer. Bill has a rich history in aviation, and flew with 150 Squadron during the Second World War, based at Snaith in Yorkshire. He survived no fewer than 8 Wellington crashes, for which his colleagues jokingly awarded him an 'Iron Cross, Second Class', and developed (quite rightfully) a reputation as a survivor and escaper. Read his entire history.

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Bomber Command

During World War II, while the Spitfires and Hurricanes of RAF Fighter Command defended the United Kingdom against German aerial attacks, RAF Bomber Command attacked the enemy's own military strength - by bombing their airbases, shipping, troops, communications and all industries used in the German war effort. Towards the beginning of the war Winston Churchill was notably quoted as saying: "The fighters are our salvation, but the bombers alone provide the means of victory."

In the 2,074 days and nights between 3 September 1939 and 7-8 August 1945 a total of 387,416 sorties were flown, over 955,000 tons of bombs were dropped and 8953 aircraft were lost. 55,573 young airmen made the ultimate sacrifice, and the VC was awarded to no fewer than 23 airmen of Bomber Command during the war, many posthumously.

What are stamp sheets?

A stamp sheet is around A4 size and contains 10 first class stamps (the poppy stamps in this stamp sheet being an example) contained in a special design. The stamps are valid for postage, but you don't want to be ripping this up! Most people collect sheets in an album although some of them frame them for the wall.

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This sheet would look stunning framed for the wall - a great gift for an enthusiast or just for yourself! We are more than happy to provide a mount for your sheet, so if interested please add one to your shopping cart below when placing your order, or alternatively give us a call on +44 (0)1303 278 137.

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Quick Facts: Bomber Command Mint Stamp Sheet is a Mint Sheet Issue date : 12th April 2012

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 BCSHEET63  In Stock £27.50
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 BCSHEET63SSigned by: Group Captain W S O Randle CBE AFC DFM FRAeS FIMgt In Stock £40.00
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