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Great Britain:WW2 RARE SIGNATURE OF AIR CHIEF MARSHALL SIR RALPH COCHRANE ON A 1971 DATED FIRST DAY COVER COMMEMORATING THE '60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1st LONG DISTANCE INTERNATIONAL AIR RACE'. Cover has a colour illustration of a Bristol Blenheim MK 1 light bomber & Air Chief Marshal Sir Ralph Alexander Ink signature in black pen. Cover has some slight age related yellowing to the paper. Few items and documents are ever sighted with Cochrane's signature. An exceptionally rare signature of one of the most historically important figures in the WW2 RAF. Cochrane, GBE, KCB, AFC, RAF (24 February 1895-17 December 1977) was a British pilot and Royal Air Force officer, perhaps best known for his role in planning Operation Chastise, the famous Dambusters' raid.
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