50th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
YEAR KM diameter 1990 77 38.61Fifty years ago, the skies over southern England became the fighting arena for those British airmen whom Churchill dubbed 'The Few'. At a crucial stage of the war, they answered the challenge to contest the mastery of the air. Their victory was shadowed by tragic losses. One in three never returned.
The reverse, designed by Ian Rank Broadley, depicts a Spitfire over the outline of the British Isles.