Fly Navy: Centenary of Naval Aviation
The Fly Navy Heritage Trust has hosted a launch of Fly Navy postage stamps from the Falkland Islands, Ascension Island and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands at HMS President in London to mark the Centenary of Naval Aviation. A number of veterans and air crew whose aircraft had been depicted on the various stamps were in attendance, as well as families of Victoria Cross winners and naval aviators from several generations. The Falkland Islands series has four stamps and a souvenir sheet that depict the naval aircraft that have flown over the area since 1982. The series also highlights the close link between the Royal Marines and the Islands by showing several of the aircraft of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, which flew extensively during the Falklands War of 1982.