© 2017 Darrell Drury - Royal Engineers First Day Covers
125th Anniversary of the development of Ballooning in the British Army
First Day of Issue
The Army Balloon factory at Aldershot was run by the RE.
Stamps: 4 x Victorian Britain commemoratives, 18ᵖ, 22ᵖ, 31ᵖ and 34ᵖ, issued 8 September 1987.
Special Hand Stamp: 125th Anniversary of the Development of Ballooning in the British Army, BFPS 2156, image of an early hot air balloon in the centre.
Cover Ref No: RFDC 57.
Signed: Peter J. Bish, Friend of the British Balloon Museum and Library Ltd http://www.bbml.org.uk).