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edition R-100 90th Anniversary First Flight Commemorative Cover
celebrate the first flight of the R-100, the Airship
Heritage Trust with support from the Rolls Royce Heritage
Trust have created a 90th anniversary first flight
covers have been flow in a Cessna 172-BJXZ by pilot
Martin Jones, from Howden, via York to Cardingon, along
the same original flight route during 1st-15th December
2019, during which time in 1929 bad weather delayed
the R-100's similar maiden flight. The covers are cancelled
with new commemorative commissioned postal cancels from
both the Airship Heritage Trust, and Rolls Royce Heritage
Trust, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the R-100
airship's maiden flight from Howden Shed, to the Cardington
Mast on 16th December 1929.
celebrate the fight, the covers were stamped at Howden,
nr. Selby Yorkshire where the R-100 was built 1924-29,
then driven south to Cardington, and arrive at the
Shorts Building, Shortstown, at 13.00 on Monday December
16th, to stamp the covers with a timed commemorative
mark for 13.30, the designated arrival time at the
mast, after 5hrs 47 mins in the air.
beautiful original artwork of the R-100 by Keith Goldsmith,
and to celebrate the work by Barnes Wallis, the commemorative
covers will be collectors items.
your cover now, price GBP 8:00 with free postage and packing
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