|BCON011S7||Concorde, Nauru single cover, signed by Chorley, Weidner, Robson & Mills (our choice of cover)||£24.95||Buy Now|
|BCON011S5||Concorde, Nauru single cover, signed by Peter Horton and Edouard Chemel (our choice of cover)||£25.00||Buy Now|
|BCON011S4||Concorde, Nauru single cover, signed by Stephen Ward and John Massie (our choice of cover)||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BCON011||Nauru Concorde Set of Four Covers, unsigned||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BCON011S3||Concorde, Nauru single cover, signed by George Kennedy (our choice of cover)||£80.00||Limited Availability|
|BCON011S||Nauru Concorde Set of Four Covers, signed Lowe, Brodie, Douglas & Thompson||£85.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 10/10/2006
Issue Name: Nauru Concorde Set of Four Covers
Producer: Buckingham Covers
This set of 4 covers was postmarked in Nauru on the first day of issue and shares the full set of stamps split across 4 covers.It is available as a set of 4 signed covers, or as individually signed covers in the following
BCON011S: - Set of 4 covers signed by Captain Jock Lowe, Captain Les Brodie, Captain Paul Douglas & Captain Adrian Thompson
BCON011S3: - Single cover signed by George Kennedy
BCON011S4: - Single cover signed by Captain John Massie & Captain Stephen Wand
BCON011S5: - Single cover signed by Captain Peter Horton & Captain Edouard Chemel
BCON011S7: - Single cover signed by Captain John Chorley, Captain Ron Weidner, Captain Martin Robson & Captain Roger Mills
Concorde first flew on test flights in 1969, but it was not until 5th December 1975 that she received her British Certificate of Airworthiness. There were still many obstacles to overcome, not the least of which was that the House of Representatives in Washington voted by 199 to 198 to put a six month ban on Concorde landing in the USA. British Airways and Air France had planned six flights a day to New York and Washington so this was a huge blow.
There was a breakthrough on the 4th February 1976, when William Coleman, US Secretary of Transportation approved both companies to operate two Concorde services each per day to New York and one service each per day to Washington for a trial period of 16 months. On the 13th February, the second British Airways Concorde G-BOAC (204) was delivered, but there was another blow to come. On 11th March, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey banned Concorde from landing at its airports.
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Jock Lowe is a distinguished former senior Concorde pilot and Director of Flight Operations for British Airways. He was elected as Master of the Guild of Air Pilots.
Captain Les Brodie trained at the College of Air Training, Hamble, in 1972 to become a commercial pilot with British Airways.
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.
Former British Airways Concorde Captain Adrian Thompson flew the very last commercial Concorde service, which was the BA001 London to New York, on 23rd October 2003, the evening before she was retired.
Captain John Massie joined B.O.A.C. In 1955 and was a co-pilot on Stratocruisers, Comet IV's and VC10's.
George Harris Kennedy Jr. was an American actor who appeared in more than 200 film and television productions.