2018 sees the Royal Air Force celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its formation in 1918.
Club Coins UK are proud to unveil the eighth coin in our RAF100 series. The series will contain 10 coins featuring some of the most loved and iconic aircraft from the history of the Royal Air Force, up to the present day.
The RAF100 series wouldn’t be complete without acknowledgement of the aircraft that transport troops, spares, equipment and aid. The Hercules has been in service with the RAF in various guises since the 1960s and had been based at RAF Lyneham until a recent move to RAF Brize Norton. The reverse of the coin shows the Vickers VC-10. This aircraft was used as a tanker and troop carrier for many years until being retired from service in 2013. Those who have heard the VC-10 take off won’t forget it in a hurry!
The coin measures 50mm (two inches) in diameter, weighs 55 grams and is supplied in a fitted presentation box with the specially designed RAF100 anniversary logo in silver on the lid inside and out.