|BC221B||60th Ann End of the Second World War / Design Classics Supermarine Spitfire, unsigned||£25.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 18/09/2005
Issue Name: 60th Ann End of the Second World War / Design Classics Supermarine Spitfire
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The Battle of Bitain monument, suggested by English Heritage is a 25 metre long granite structure, built as part of the Victoria Embankment. We have produced this stunning cover paying tribute to the monument. It features a 1st class Union Jack stamp and London SW1 postmark, and has been doubled with two 1965 Battle of Britain stamps and cachet. It also features the Supermarine Spitfire stamp from the Design Classics issue along with a Spitfire Road, Birmingham postmark.
The Battle of Britain Monument
The Battle of Britain Monument in London is a sculpture on the Victoria Embankment, overlooking the River Thames, which commemorates the British military personnel who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.
It was unveiled on the 18th September 2005, the 65th anniversary of the Battle, by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the presence of many of the surviving airmen known collectively as "The Few", following the Royal Air Force Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday. This service is an annual event, the first of which took place in 1943 at St Paul's Cathedral and since has taken place in Westminster Abbey.
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