80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain

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Sheets of 10



The Battle of Britain took place between 10th July and 31st October 1940, an attempt by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) to destroy the Royal Air Force (RAF) and gain air superiority.

The name Battle of Britain came from a speech Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered to the House of Commons on 18th June 1940 in which he said, "the battle of France is over.  I expect the Battle of Britain is about to begin."

50p Stamp: Searching for enemy aircraft

68p Stamp: Supermarine Spitfire & Hawker Hurricane

70p Stamp: Mail collection, Old Kent Road, London

85p Stamp: Heinkel He 111 bomber under fire

95p Stamp: St Paul's Cathedral shrouded in smoke

£1.02 Stamp: Lancaster bomber under fire


Date of Issue 21 July 2020
Designer Bridget Yabsley
Printer Southern Colour Print
Values 50p, 68p, 70p, 85p, 95p, £1.02
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 40mm wide
Paper NovaStamp Non-Phosphor Gummed 105gsm
Perforation 13.33 x 13.60
Cylinder A

80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain