Black Buck 1 Anniversary First Day Covers

We are planning to arrange a philatelic treat to our supporters.   We recently commemorated the Black Buck 1 mission at Bruntingthorpe.  As part of this celebration we have arranged with the Adjutant of the Canberra WT333 Team to produce a series of Black Buck first day philatelic covers.

To commemorate the historic flight of Victor XL189  on Black Buck 1 we have produced 189 numbered covers to be flown on a flight from the UK to Ascension, the Falklands and return.  They will be Ascension Island postmarked over the 65p Vulcan stamp.  They will be signed by Martin Withers, who flew Vulcan 607, and the crew members of XL189, Bob, Glyn and Mike.  There are also 50 similar covers but with C-130 + Sea Harrier stamp instead  plus a few stamped with other aircraft stamps in the Ascension Island series.  All have appropriate fillers.

ALL WERE CARRIED ON BOARD TEASIN TINA XM715 ON THE AIRCRAFT RUN ON 30TH APRIL 35th. 

 

The first day cover- White 2 returns to Wideawake

 

 

 

 

 

 

We await the resumption of direct flights from Ascension Island to the Falklands but in the meantime if you wish to show an interest please use the our contact form and we will update you on progress.

We offer a philatelic cover stamped with GB issues cancelled by the  Birmingham Special Handstamp Centre with their Leicester permanent philatelic postmark dated 30th April. They also were on board our run on 30th April.  They will be signed and for sale.

The flight crew demonstrate the First Day Covers

 

 

 

 

 

XL189 Filler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victor XM715 Filler

 

 

 

 

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