50 years of British Engineering honoured by Royal Mail
We’ve noticed that we are not the only ones focussing on the engineering industry currently. The Royal Mail are commemorating 50 years of British engineering with its latest commemorative stamp set, released in May. These special stamps honour half a century of groundbreaking, life-saving, world-changing engineering excellence.
The collection features ten new stamps including three projects that have previously won the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award: the Raspberry Pi, the three-way catalytic converter and superconducting magnets that enable MRI scanning. Also featured is the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift, and Crossrail’s monumental tunnel boring project.
The Harrier Jump Jet, which is also celebrating 50 years since it entered RAF service, is itself also featured in a miniature sheet of four stamps. This triumph of British aviation engineering was the first operational jet fighter in the world to use revolutionary vertical short take-off and landing technology, powered by Rolls-Royce’s Pegasus engine.
Philip Parker of Royal Mail commented: “British innovation in engineering is world-renowned. This stamp issue proudly celebrates the projects and inventions which showcase this, as well as demonstrating the extraordinary range of disciplines that British engineers excel in.”
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