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Battle of Britain Commemorative Coin

24 March 2017

 

Battle of Britain Commemorative Coin obverse—Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

Battle of Britain Commemorative Coin cover—Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

Battle of Britain Commemorative Coin fold out text of the Battle of Britain as well as of the coin—Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

Battle of Britain Commemorative Coin reverse—Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

Battle of Britain Commemorative Coin reverse side text—Joseph May: Travel for Aircraft

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  1. 24 March 2017 01:17

    A bit of research revealed there are quite a few copies of this coin for sale online. Here is the link to one of the eBay sites, but there are lots more. Surprisingly affordable for the collector who MUST have one for a collection.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-Battle-of-Britain-5-Commemorative-Coin-Marshall-Islands-/400834249196

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      24 March 2017 10:44

      Thanks! My brother finds interesting things and it was he who found it then gave it to me.

  2. shortfinals permalink
    24 March 2017 13:37

    Ahh! The Battle of Britain….I was, of course, not around during this part of history, but my brother Michael, was unsuccessfully bombed by the Luftwaffe (he was only 1 at the time) during one of the night attacks on Sheffield in 1940. The only damage to the house was caused by blast, which freakishly ‘flexed’ a bow-fronted china cabinet, so that a piece of plate glass 2 feet by 3 feet popped out and fell, without breaking, onto a carpet. Pops cursed like nobody, because he had to carefully remove a rebate on the cabinet to get the glass back in!

    I later worked in the Battle of Britain Air Show Office at RAF Finningley, where I had a lot to do with the RAF’s official celebration of the Battle.

    It is a good thing that that producers of the coin have shown a Hawker Hurricane in the accompanying literature (the Hurricane scored more than twice the number of kills compared to the Spitfire during the Battle). However, it is a shame that they show the very last Hurricane produced (‘The Last of the Many’), which was a Mk IIc, armed with 4 x 20mm cannon. This Mark was too late for the Battle. The only Hurricanes armed with cannon flying at that time were a couple of experimental types, which had an Hispano 20mm fitted under each wing. * Cheap aircraft consultants available

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