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Geoff CHILDS10/04/2019 06:46:44
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2012_A-Z of Britain The Old Bailey London EC4
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Geoff CHILDS11/04/2019 06:48:56
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Geoff CHILDS12/04/2019 06:49:08
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2011_The Royal Shakespeare Company GBFDC Association Rose Lane Liverpool
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Geoff CHILDS12/04/2019 19:23:44
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50th Anniversary of the Harrier Aircraft into Service

The Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 entered Royal Air Force service in 1969. It had evolved directly from the Hawker P.1127 and the subsequent Kestrel F.G.A.1 prototype aircraft. Over the next forty years, successive Harrier developments saw the aircraft mature into a highly effective combat aircraft for both the RAF and Royal Navy. During its time with the Armed Forces the Harrier saw action in the Falklands War, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The last Harrier type in service was the BAe Harrier GR9.

To commemorate this fantastic aircraft’s entry into service and its achievements BFPS will publish a commemorative cover to be issued on the 2ⁿᵈ May 2019.

This cover bears images of the first and last variants of the aircraft in service with the British Military (Airfix images were kindly supplied by Hornby Hobbies Ltd). A first-class stamp will be cancelled by the unique BFPS 3222 special handstamp, the centre of which displays a striking silhouette of the Harrier Jump-Jet.

Besides the standard unsigned version there will be a numbered limited edition of 50 covers signed by former RAF and Royal Navy pilot David Morgan who flew Harriers during the Falklands War.

These covers will have an A4 information insert and both will be presented in a protective cellophane slip.

Costing £7.50 and £15 respectively for the standard and signed versions these covers can be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk/shop) or by post by sending a cheque payable to ‘BFPS CIC’ to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX.

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Geoff CHILDS13/04/2019 07:40:55
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Geoff CHILDS14/04/2019 07:48:20
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2005_65th Anniversary of The P-40 Warhawk First Flight of The Production Curtis P-40 BFPS 2847
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Geoff CHILDS15/04/2019 07:45:32
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2006_Bluebell Special Service Bluebell Railway East Grinstead
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Geoff CHILDS16/04/2019 07:48:06
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2005_700th Anniversary of the Death of Sir William Wallace ASPS Congress Perth
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Geoff CHILDS18/04/2019 19:30:52
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2008_Ken Colyer Jazz Musician Great Yarmouth Norfolk
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Geoff CHILDS19/04/2019 07:49:33
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2013_ASPS 84th Annual Congress Host Alba Stamp Group Perth
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