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Stamps mark 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

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.

New paint-job for Typhoon jet pays homage to Battle of Britain fighters

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: