Postal Stamp Image : TIGERS OF THE SKY 1534 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 01/04/1993
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1534
Postal Stamp Name : TIGERS OF THE SKY
Stamp Information : "Tigers" is the valiant name by which No. 1 Squadron of the Indian Air Force is recognised. This Squadron was raised on the 1st of April 1933 in Karachi with the Wapiti Aircraft. The early history of this Squadron is synonymous with the history of the Indian Air Force. This Squadron was presented with the Lysandar Air-Craft by the citisens of Bombay and ever since has been known as the "Bombay Squadron". The unit took part in the "Burma Campaign". The "Tigers" entered the Jet Age when they acquired Vampire Air Craft and again in 1957 when they marched ahead and converted the Air Craft to Mysteres. In 1961 this Squadron flew "Strike and Patrol mission" for the liberation of Goa and during the Indo-Pak conflict.
Philatelic Stamp Description : FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 1 million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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