Royal Mail is issuing six special stamps to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
A Royal Mail van from Birch Park delivery office, near RAF Boulmer, will feature an image of one of the stamps along with a selection of other locations close to RAF.
The Battle of Britain took place over the summer and autumn of 1940 and saw the Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe contest the world’s first independent and decisive air campaign in the skies over England. The Battle of Britain would change the course of the Second World War – and with it, the course of history.
The six stamps feature photographs from this period, showing some of the many aspects of the battle and the service personnel involved, including pilots, ground crew, observers and Operations Room staff.
A specially painted Typhoon jet was unveiled today at RAF Conningsby in Lincolnshire to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The jet has been repainted to match the camouflage it would have had at the time to help it blend into the countryside and deceive German bombers:
A Typhoon fast jet has been specially painted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The jet, which is based as RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, has been painted in colours from the era with the identification number of the only RAF pilot to be awarded a Victoria Cross during the battle.
Hundreds of RAF crew, killed in the Battle of Britain, have been remembered in services across our region. It's 72 years since the biggest attack of the campaign which claimed the lives of over 500 British and Allied pilots. Michael Billington reports.
A special service is to be held in Hull later to make the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Parades are taking place across the region this weekend. A commemorative service will be held at the Holy Trinity Church in Hull before a parade to the cenotaph for a wreath laying ceremony.