© 2017 Darrell Drury - Royal Engineers First Day Covers
60th Anniversary of the First Scheduled UK International Airmail Service - Folkestone - Cologne
The RE badge represents the fact that the RE were responsible for Forces Mail.
Stamp: 11p The Sovereign's Orb Commemorative, issued 31 May 1978,
Special Handstand Stamp: 60th Anniversary of the first UK Regular Airmail Service, BFPS 1919, An image of a Bi-plane overlaid on a German and UK flag.
Text: The text in the title box is black. The text on the right of the cover is in blue. The Flight details are also printed on the back of the envelope in German and in blue ink.
Cover Reference No: RAF FF1-A.
Cert No: 0767 of 1485
Signed by Sir William Barlow, Chairman of the Post Office.