Ascension 2011 70th anniversary of RAF Search and Rescue

From Stamps of the World

  • Date of Issue: 19th May 2011
  • Design: Robin Carter, incorporating the SAR 70th anniversary logo
  • Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France
  • Printing Process: lithography
  • Perforations: 13.25 x 13.25
  • Stamp size: height 32mm x width 48mmm (stamps from sheets)
  • Souvenir Sheet Size: height 95mm x width 64mm
  • Souvenir Sheet Stamp Size: height 30mm x width 48mm

70th anniversary of RAF Search and Rescue (a unit of which has been based at Ascension)
35p ~ Westland Sea King helicopter being unloaded from Short Belfast at Wideawake Airfield on Ascesnion, May 8, 1982
40p ~ Westland Sea King HAR3 helicopter (XZ593) of SAR (1977)
90p ~ Sea King XZ593 acting as freight carrier to HMS Dumbarton Castle
£1 ~ Sea King XZ593 and nuclear fleet submarine HMS Spartan (casualty evacuation, end of Falklands war)
Miniature sheet £2.50 ~ Sea King XZ593 over the QE2 when that vessel was acting as a troop ship

Sheet Stamps[edit]


Miniature Sheet[edit]

Miniature sheet £2.50