THE latest set of stamps from the Royal Mail has been brought to life by staff at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

The six stamps each feature a serviceman or woman representing a significant period of the RAF’s history.

So employees at the museum donned outfits from the museum’s collection to launch the RAF Uniform stamps, which go on sale today.

The Yorkshire Air Museum’s Christine Mellor said: “Staff at the museum were delighted to have been able to assist Royal Mail with this timely issue of the RAF uniform stamp collection and help bring these to life for the launch.

“The Yorkshire Air Museum’s internationally-renowned uniform collection covers the history of the Royal Air Force from its formation from the Royal Flying Corps to this the 90th anniversary year of the RAF.”

This is the second in the military uniforms series, which examines the history of the uniforms of the UK’s armed services.

Julietta Edgar, head of special stamps at Royal Mail, said: “The stamps are a striking collection which celebrate and chart the history of RAF uniforms. The uniforms combine practicality with instant recognition across the military forces.”