Issue Date: 5th May 2022
The miniature sheet honours the ‘Spitfire Women’, an incredibly brave and ground-breaking group of women whose job it was, in the Air Transport Auxiliary, to “ferry” the planes to the front-line Airfields once they were ready for combat.
- 1st Class Pilots meet in their Ferry Pool Briefing Room
- 1st Class Pilot Climbing into the Cockpit of a Supermarine Spitfire
- £1.85 Pilot Completing her Post Flight Paperwork in a Lockheed Hudson
- £1.85 Pilots of the No. 5 Ferry Pool Disembarking from an Avro Anson
Background – Airfield photograph of the first eight women to join the ATA in 1940
Stamps & Postmarks: Artillery Road, Chester | Wilmslow | FDI London | Hatfield