St. Vincent and the Grenadines post issued a set of stamp and a souvenir sheet to commemorate 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain.
The stamps features the historic events of Battle of Britain: Royal Airforce fighter pilot, Hawker Hurricane plane, palace of Westminster and Royal Airforce Bomber Crew.
The souvenir sheet features King and Queen assessing damage to Buckingham palace.
Battle of Britain 75th anniversary
The Battle of Britain was the German air force’s attempt to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940.
Their ultimate failure was one of the turning points of World War Two and prevented Germany from invading Britain.
In the Summer of 1940, Nazi Germany set its sights on Britain after victories over Denmark and Norway.
Hitler deployed his airforce, the Luftwaffe, against Britain in an attempt to intimidate into peace negotiations.
But the Nazi fighters and bombers failed against the RAF’s industrious Hawker Hurricane and adaptable Supermarine Spitfire.
Towards the end of the air battle, Germany began its eight-month blitz bombing campaign to cripple Britain’s war economy — which also did not have the desired effect.
The failure of Nazi Germany to achieve its objective of destroying Britain’s air defences in order to force Britain to negotiate an armistice is considered by historians to be its first major defeat in World War II and a crucial turning point in the conflict.
After the failure his attention was now focused on the invasion of the Soviet Union, although the Luftwaffe continued to bomb Britain until the end of the war.
A RAF fighter squadron played major role in the historic Battle of Britain.
It’s difficult to establish an exact figure of how many aircraft were shot down in the Battle of Britain, partly because both sides tended to exaggerate their successes and downplay their losses.
However, it’s estimated that between 10 July and the end of October 1940, the RAF lost around 1,023 aircraft whilst the Luftwaffe lost 1,887.
Title: Battle of Britain 75th anniversary stamp St Vincent
Date of Issue: 3 August 2015
Country: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Denominations: $3.25 x 4, $10.0