|BC221||60th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War, unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC221S2||60th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War, signed Wing Commander Robert Doe||£50.00||Limited Availability|
|BC221S||60th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War, Squadron Leader Neville Duke||£55.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 05/07/2005
Issue Name: 60th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Our cover is illustrated by famous airbrush artist, Philip Castle, whose work includes the cult Clockwork Orange poster and tour posters for Paul McCartney's band Wings. Philip Castle donated his time to create this illustration for the Battle of Britain Monument. It features the End of the War miniature sheet along with our London EC4 postmark, and is available signed by Squadron Leader Neville Frederick Duke, DSO, OBE, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, FRAeS, or Wing Commander Robert Doe DFC DSO.
The Battle of Britain Monument, Victoria Embankment
The site for the monument, suggested by English Heritage is a 25 metre long granite structur, built as part of the Victoria Embankment in the late 1860s. Standing between the RAF Memorial and Westminster Bridge, it lies at the end of the long triangular wedge of steps that divides the pavements of the Embankment riverside walk and the bridge approach road.
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Robert Francis Thomas "Bob" Doe, DSO, DFC & Bar was a British fighter pilot and flying ace of the Second World War. He flew with the Royal Air Force during the Battle of Britain, and was seconded to the Indian Air Force during the Burma campaign.
Squadron Leader Neville Frederick Duke, DSO, OBE, DFC & Two Bars, AFC, FRAeS was a British test pilot and fighter ace of the Second World War. He was the most successful Western Allied ace in the Mediterranean Theatre, and was credited with the destruction of 27 enemy aircraft.