Buckingham Covers - First Day Covers

Farewell to Concorde: UK Tribute Flights

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Name Price
Flown on the last Concorde Flight to CARDIFF on 23/10/03, unsigned £60.00 Limited Availability
Flown on the last Concorde Flight to BELFAST on 21/10/03, unsigned £65.00 Limited Availability
Carried on last Concorde flight to BIRMINGHAM on 20/10/03, signed by Captain Les Brodie £75.00 Limited Availability
Farewell to Concorde UK Tribute Flights, Tribute VIP Flights, signed Paul Douglas £75.00 Limited Availability
Flown on the last Concorde Flight to BELFAST on 21/10/03, and signed by the Captain Mike Bannister £85.00 Limited Availability
Carried on the last Concorde flight to MANCHESTER on 22/10/03, signed by the pilot, Warren Hazelby £100.00 Buy Now
Flown on the last Concorde Flight to CARDIFF on 23/10/03 and signed by the Captain, Les Brodie £100.00 Buy Now
Flown on the last Concorde Flight to EDINBURGH on 24/10/03, signed by the Captain, Les Brodie £100.00 Buy Now
Flown on the last Concorde Flight to EDINBURGH on 24/10/03, unsigned £60.00 Sold Out

Product Information

 

  • Farewell to Concorde: UK Tribute Flights
  • Each cover was carried on the relevant flight
  • With a relevant postmark, cachet and signature


Issue Date: 24/10/2003

Issue Name: Farewell to Concorde: UK Tribute Flights

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Before she reitred forever as Princess of the Skies, Concorde flew 5 tribute flights around Britain: - Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast. We produced covers for every city. Each cover was carried on the relevant last flight and postmarked on the day. The image is the same for all the covers but the postmarks, cachets and signatures are relevant to their individual flights.

 

We produced the following cover options:

BCON004AS: - Tribute flight to Birmingham, signed by Les Brodie

BCON004B: - Tribute flight to Belfast, unsigned

BCON004BS: - Tribute flight to Belfast, signed by Mike Bannister

BCON004CS: - Tribute flight to Manchester, signed by Warren Hazelby

BCON004D: - Tribute flight to Cardiff, unsigned

BCON004DS: - Tribute flight to Cardiff, signed by Les Brodie

BCON004E: - Tribute flight to Edinburgh, unsigned

BCON004ES: - Tribute flight to Edinburgh, signed by Les Brodie

BCON004G: - Tribute VIP flight, signed by Paul Douglas

 

  • Farewell to Concorde: UK Tribute Flights
  • Each cover was carried on the relevant flight
  • With a relevant postmark, cachet and signature

 

The End of an Era

British Airways Farewell UK Tour started on Monday 20th October. The aircraft visited Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Belfast, before heading back to London for the final time on the 24th when it was joined by the inbound aircraft from the final ever supersonic BA0002 service from New York.

Each day Concorde left London Heathrow in the morning and visited one of five destinations, then returned to London in the evening. Whilst in the cities, British Airways opened an exclusive Concorde Exhibition, just for that day.

The lucky passengers were chosen in a competition run by British Airways.

 

Want to see all our Concorde covers? View them all here

 

Captain Les Brodie trained at the College of Air Training, Hamble, in 1972 to become a commercial pilot with British Airways.

 

Mike Bannister is an airline pilot. He is most famous as the Chief Pilot of British Airways' Concorde fleet, a post which he held from 1995 until its withdrawal from service in 2003.

 

Captain Paul Douglas joined BA in 1974 as a Trident co-pilot and became Concorde co-pilot in 1988. He was the last Concorde Captain to fly passengers to Washington.

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