The Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Set - Flown on the Day

includes the Gold Supermarine Spitfire Commemorative - flown on the day

Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Set - Flown on the Day

  • Their Finest Hour is the official Royal Air Force Association commemorative set marking the 75th Anniversary of The Battle of Britain. 
  • Includes six stunning proof commemoratives - each with common obverse with the official RAF crest and the numerals ‘75’ to denote the number of years since the Battle of Britain itself. 
  • Includes the solid gold Spitfire Commemorative - flown in a wartime spitfire on the day of the 75th anniversary of The Battle of Britain.
  • This is truly a worthy commemoration of the Battle of Britain which pays tribute to the people and the machinery that played a pivotal role in Britain’s ultimate victory during World War 2.
Type: Single
Availability: Low
Price: £ 495

Created with the full endorsement of the Royal Air Force Association (R.A.F.A) this set pays a stirring tribute to everyone in the air and on the ground who worked so resolutely to defend our islands during the crucial summer months of 1940. Presented in the official Battle of Britain presentation folder this set is an outstanding salute to the RAF and its crucial role in the Battle of Britain.

Pride of Place is The Official Battle of Britain Medal. A masterpiece in design, it is struck to proof quality in bronze and layered in pure silver. The official RAF crest graces the obverse and at the centre is the familiar red, white and blue roundel. Encircling the roundel are all the names of the sixteen countries that supported Britain during the Battle of Britain together with the list of all the departments that make up the modern day RAF.

A salute to five architects of victory in the air: 'Men & Machines' five commemoratives that honour the contribution of a particular individual to the winning of the Battle of Britain. All five figures have been chosen for their crucial contribution to victory in the air during that extraordinary summer of 1940.

  • Douglas Bader represents the courage and tenacity of the pilots themselves. 

  • Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill kept the nation united and focused with his inspirational oratory during those tense summer months. 

  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding masterminded Britain’s air defences as they faced their ultimate test in the Battle of Britain. 

  • Sir Robert Watson Watt was one of the unsung heroes of the Battle of Britain. It was he who discovered and developed the detection of aircraft by radio waves, which gave Fighter Command vital time to prepare for and counter Luftwaffe attacks. 

  • Finally, we celebrate the dynamism of Lord Beaverbrook, Minister of Aircraft Production and a member of Churchill’s inner circle. 

Completing the set is the 'flown on the day’ Supermarine Spitfire Gold Commemorative 

To mark the 75th anniversary, The London Mint Office and the Royal Air Force Association arranged a very special Battle of Britain commemorative flight by a wartime Supermarine Spitfire, surely one of the most iconic aircraft in military history. The Spitfire took off from RAF Biggin Hill on 15 September 2015 with a unique cargo on board – A limited number of Supermarine spitfire gold medals.

This is truly a worthy commemoration of the Battle of Britain which pays tribute to the people and the machinery that played a pivotal role in Britain’s ultimate victory during World War 2.

 

 

Price: £ 495
Specifications
Year Of Issue:
2015
Finish:
Proof
Mintage:
4,999 Sets
Gold Spitfire Commemorative:
Flown on the Day
Metal:
9 carat gold
Diameter:
22mm
Weight:
6.4g
Men & Machines Commemoratives:
Metal:
Solid Bronze Layered in Pure Silver
Diameter:
36mm
Weight :
28.28 grams