A set of stamps commemorating anniversaries was issued on 2 April 1969. It contained a stamp I have shown before.
And a stamp commemorating the first England-Australia flight made later in 1919.
The plane is a Vickers Vimy. The Australian Government had put up a £A10.000 prize for the first Australians to fly from Great Britain to Australia. Captain Ross MacPherson Smith. his (Lieutenant) brother Keith. and mechanics Wally Shiers and Jim Bennett were the crew that flew from Hounslow Heath in London to Darwin with as many as ten stops along the way.
How much quicker is it these days on a plane powered by the invention of Sir Frank Whittle.
|Great Britain (issued 19 September 1967)|
Now you should jet off to see what other air transport awaits at Viridian's Sunday-stamps-174.