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Britain declares War on Germany JS50 RAF cover

Cover produced for the 50th Anniversary of Britain declaring War on Germany. 
Cover depicts Big Ben showing 11:15 on 3rd September, the SS Athenia which was torpedped off the Northwest Coast of Ireland, a Blenheim of 139 Squadron wich was the first aircraft of the war to cross the German coast. The badge of 139 Squadron is also depicted.
Cover bears defin which is cancelled with 3rd Sept 89 WWII Postmark.

Cover has been flown in Hercules XV191 of 30 Squadron from RAF Lyneham to RAF Gatow with members of 30 Squadron Associationver which the Bomber Command Shipping Searches were made between 4th September 1939 and 30th April 1940.

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Sixty three minutes after the outbreak of war a Blenheim of 139 Squadron took off from RAF Wyton to search for German Warships in the North Sea and just over an hour later became the first RAF aicraft to fly over Germany. That night 10 Whitleys from 51 and 58 Squadrons carried 5.4 million leaflets to drop on Hamburg, Bremen and cities in the Ruhr. Comer Command was under strict orders that no targets of any kind on German soil were to be attacked, German naval vessels could be attacked but only  those steaming at sea or moored in harbours.
Bomber Command at once concentrated operations on its nighttime leaflet dropping and against the German Fleet. The former were to continue right up to the time of the German Blitzkrieg in May 1940; the latter only until circumstances dramatically proved that Bomber Command could no longer afford the alarming penalties of operating in daylight.

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