Barbuda 1994 75th anniversary of the Royal Air Force

From Stamps of the World
  • Issue date: 15th June 1994
  • wo values and one value in a miniature sheet
  • Designs: stamps of Antigua with overprint BARDUDA MAIL
  • Printed by: The House of Questa
  • Print Process: lithography
  • Perforations: 14 x 14
  • stamp format height 28mm x width 42mm. Miniature sheet stamp height 42mm x width 57mm; miniature sheet overall height 84mm x width 114mm

75th anniversary of the Royal Air Force (UK)

  • including the loss of the German battleship Bismarck (spelled Bismark in error on the samp)

stamp designs painted by William R Hanson (USA)
these designs without overprint were released by Antigua and Barbuda in October 1993, as were other Aviation anniversary designs

40c Gloster Whittle E28.39(first jet aircraft)
$5 ~ Gloster Meteor jet aircraft in World War II combat
Miniature sheet EC$6 ~ PBY Catalina Flying Boat W8406 of RAF Coastal Command Squadron 209 spots the German battleship Bismarck, 26th May 1941
The Catalina (based in Northern Ireland), piloted by Ensign Leonard B. Smith of the US Navy, located the already damaged German vessel 690 nautical miles (1,280 km; 790 mi) northwest of Brest. Smith is sometimes reckoned the first American involved in direct combat in the war

sheet stamps

40c Gloster, 1941
$5 Gloster Meteor

Miniature Sheet

$6 Catalina, 1941