RARE Signed 1965 Battle Of Britain Air Show Cover White Hart 92 Squadron Pilots. A superb and rare item signed 20 inc Battle of Britain Signatures some very scarce. An Evening News Day of the Show Cover dated 18th September 1965 for the Biggin Hill Air Show.
Very unusual cover as much larger than normal FDC size. Possibly signed at the White Hart Pub after the event as photos in reference books show a gathering the re. The White Hart Pub was well known for being the end of day release for pilots during the Battle of Britain and especially known for being the meeting place for 92 Squadron.See First Light by Geoffrey Wellum Smoke Trails in the Sky by Tony Bartley. Three great 92 Squadron signatures. J amie Rankin - CO of 92 Squadron in 1941. B rian Kingcome - Flt Cdr 92 Squadron During the Battle of Britain. Don Kingaby - 266 / 92 Squadron Battle of Britain.
Douglas Bader CBE DSO DFC flew in the Battle of Britain (222/242 Squadron) despite having lost both legs in a flying accident in 1931. Later POW and held in Colditz after many escape attempts. Al Deere DSO OBE DFC - Battle of France / Battle of Britain / D-Day.Credited with destroying 34 enemy aircraft destroyed. Pete Brothers CBE DSO DFC - 32/257 Squadron Battle of Britain. Geoffrey Page DSO OBE DFC 66/56 Squadron Battle of Britain.
Tom Gleave CBE - 253 Squadron Battle of Britain. 6 enemy aircraft destroyed including 5 ME109s in one day.
Shot down 31 August 1940 and badly burned. Denis Crowley-Milling KCB CBE DSO DFC 242 Squadron flight commander under Douglas Bader (featured in Reach for the Sky). John cats eyes Cunningham CBE DSO DFC highly successful night fighter pilot helping to develop intercept radar. By the end of the Blitz in June 1941 he had destroyed 13 enemy aircraft ending the war with 20. Later a test pilot with de Havilland and flew the worlds first jet airliner the Comet.Ben Bennions DFC - 41 Squadron Battle of Britain. 13 enemy aircraft destroyed possibly repsonsible for shooting down Hans-Joachim Marseille over the English Channel. Shot down 1st October 1940 and severely injured. Became a Fighter Controller after recovering from injuries. George Grumpy Unwin DSO DFM. 19 Squadron - Dunkirk and Battle of Britain. Flt Lt Otaker Hruby DFC (Czech) 111 Sqn.
John William McLaughlin 238 Sqn - shot down and East Grinstead Burns Unit - Guinea Pig Club. Keral Seda - Czech pilot 310 Sqn. Edgar Percival - aircraft designer.Karol Pniak - 32 Squadron Battle of Britain 5 enemy aircraft destroyed. Sgt Antoni Seredyn 32 Sqn or Sgt Joseph Stehlik 312 Sqn?
A superb collection of signatures on a very special cover signed at the 1965 Biggin Hill reunion. Will try and answer any questions. The item "RARE Multi Signed 1965 Battle Of Britain Douglas Bader Biggin Hill Air Show FDC" is in sale since Sunday, May 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Autographs\Certified Original Autographs\Military". The seller is "simonsouthport" and is located in Lancashire.
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