They Brought Freedom – Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IXE– Stamps of the Czech Republic.
The Czech Republic issued a stamp on Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IXE fighter aircraft. on 20 Jan 2015. It marked 70 years of Supermarine Spitfire (1945-2015). The stamp was issued as a No Value Indicator stamp (A on stamp) and initial face value was 13 Czech Koruna.
A Beautiful FDC with stamp and cancellation at Prague is listed. These stamps were issued under theme “They brought Freedom”
APS Cover Oct 2018 -Diamond Jubilee No 35 Squadron Indian Air Force
APS Cover issued on 16 Oct 2018 to mark Diamond Jubilee of No 35 Squadron Indian Air Force. It was formed on 10 Aug 1958 and christened as “Rapiers”. The crest of the Squadron is Rapier – a double-edged sword.
The India Air Force’sC-130J Super Hercules is an advanced Mobility Special Operations Platform with a maximum payload of 20 Tonnes. It was inducted in IAF in Jan 2011.It can operate from Advanced Landing Grounds.
On 20 Aug 2013, it created history and entered Limca Book of Records by Landing at Daulat Beg Oldie at an altitude of16614 ft above mean sea level.
A Commemorative Postage stamp was issued on 06 Oct 2016 on induction of C-130 in IAF and to mark Air Force Day 08 Oct 2016. This stamp was printed in Security Printing Press Hyderabad by wet offset process and had a print run of 401590. A FDC is listed.
APS Cover Jan 2019 – Platinum Jubilee – No 10 Squadron Indian Air Force
No 9 Squadron of IAF was formed on 20 Feb 1944 at Lahore. The Squadron crest is “Winged Dagger and this squadron is known as “DAGGERS”.It took part in World War II in Burma sector and since then it has taken part in all major conflicts and battles. It has graduated from Vampires and Maruts to MIGs It received Presidents’ Standards in 1985. It was awarded two Vir Chakras in 1971 operations.
Squadron Leader H Moolgavkar was the Commanding Officer of the sqn in 1947-48 operations against Pakistan when he was awarded Maha Vir Chakra. He rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshal H Moolgavkar, PVSM, MVC, LOM and became Chief of Air Staff Indian Air Force from 1976 to 1978
APS issued a cover on 20 Feb 2019 to mark its Platinum Jubilee of raising.