H.M.S. Lapwing was a Gunboat of the Redbreast Class completed for the Royal Navy around 1890… it was sold in November 1910. The cover is addressed to Raasay House – the Isle of Raasay is an island between the Isle of Skye and the mainland of Scotland. Accompanied by a pair of ½d. KEVII with the same handstamp. Wonderful Naval cover to a very rare Scottish destination.