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Signed card

  • Price: £ 50

Card signed by 

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Tedder

Lord Tedder (1890-1967) was a WWI fighter pilot who was promoted to command his first squadron barely six months after gaining his wings. His promotions and commands continued and by the start of WWII he was an Air-Vice Marshal.  Tedder became famous as Air Commander in Chief in the Middle East right up to the triumph at Tunis and the successful landings in Italy, and thereafter as Deputy Supreme Commander with General Eisenhower. This marked him out as a highly successful and effective Commander and he succeeded Portal as Chief of the Air Staff in 1946.

A blue card with an RAF crest measuring 11 x 9 cm which would fit nicely into any of the biographies of him.

(NB This came from a collection of distinguished RAF signatures on similar style cards which was compiled
in the 1960s. The rank and decoration appear to have been subsequently added and the photo is for illustrative purposes only.) 

A scarce signature of one of the greatest of the Senior Commanders in the RAF’s illustrious history