Ascension 2012 70th anniversary of Wideawake Airfield

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 5th December 2012
  • a miniature sheet containing four values
  • Designed by: Robin Carter
  • Printed by: Cartor, France
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 30½mm x width 38mm. Miniature sheet format height 95mm x width 112mm
  • Perforations: 13.1 x 13

miniature sheet, containing
45p ~ Wideawake Terns, Onychoprion fuscatus, which gave the airfield its name, over Ascension
50p ~ Douglas Dakota of US Air Force
£1 ~ Eurofighter Typhoon over Ascension
£1.45 ~Masked Booby, Sula dactylata, and Ascension coastline
Border of miniature sheet depicts airfield soon after its construction c1942

Miniature sheet