2018 sees the Royal Air Force celebrate the 100th Anniversary of its formation in 1918.
Club Coins UK are proud to unveil the seventh 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.
This coin features one of the most revered aircraft from the RAF’s history in the form of the English Electric Lightning. 30 years on from its retirement, the Lightning is still a crowd puller at Bruntingthrope where the Lightning Preservation Group maintain two aircraft in fast taxiing condition. The reverse of the coin depicts the Hunter in, an aircraft famous for its sleek lines. The Hunter is shown in 4FTS colours from its time at RAF Valley when it made up part of the RAF fast jet training syllabus.
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.