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Hello, tonight one more from the 1991 issue to commemorate the Singapore Civil Aviation Authority and the History of Aviation.  I hope you like this one.

Showing Concorde and Paya Lebar airport.  You may well ask why Concorde at this airport.  A brief history.

The airport was built in three years, from 1952 to 1955. Very fast by any standards. It replaced Kallang,  which we saw on the previous stamp. It was a hub for the then Malayan Airlines who had their first flight outside Southeast Asia from there in 1958 operating a DC4 leased from Qantas fly and flying to Hong Kong.  The 1960s would have been an interesting time for aircraft spotter.  Some nostalgia – British Eagle flying Britannia aircraft flew into Paya Lebar and other aircraft to fly there included Comets 4Cs and the then new VC10.  From 1979 to 1980 British Airways in conjunction with Singapore Airlines began Concorde services from London to Paya Lebar.

In 1980 it was renamed Paya Lebar Air Base and was transferred to the Royal Singapore Air Force.

Enjoy your aerophilately   Michael  cddstamps.com

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