Stamps on Tourism – New Zealand 1987.

Stamps on Tourism – New Zealand 1987.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Tourism on 14 Jan 1987.

60c – Jet Boating   70c -Aircraft Flying      80c – Camper Van

NZ 87 TOURISM 1
NEW ZEALAND 1987 -TOURISM

85c – Windsurfing     $1.05- Climber        $ 1.30 – Rafting

NZ 87 TOURISM 2
NEW ZEALAND 1987 -TOURISM

 

Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh – India 2019.

Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh – India 2019.

India Post issued a Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh on 09 Oct 2019.  Marshal of The Indian AirForce Arjan Singh  DFC (15 Apr 1919-17 Sep 2017) was Chief of Air Force Staff from 1964-1969. He led Indian Air Force during 1965 War. in 1943 as acting Squadron Leader became Commanding officer of No 1 Squadron which took part in Arakan Campaign in Myanmar and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

He was promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal and became the First IAF Chief to hold this rank, awarded Padma Vibhusan in 1966 and promoted to the rank of Marshal of The Indian Air Force in 2002.

INDIA 2019 ARJAN SINGH
INDIA 2019 -MARSHAL OF THE INDIAN AIR FORCE ARJAN SINGH

Stamps on First French Satellite -France 1965.

Stamps on First French Satellite -France 1965.

France issued a set of two stamps on Launch of First French Satellite A1 on 30 Nov 1965. Triptychs consisting of two stamps and a vignette was issued  which is listed

0.30 F- Diamant Rocket launching the Satellite     0.60 F – A 1 Satellite in orbit.

FRANCE SATELLITE
FRANCE 1965 -FIRST SATELLITE OF FRANCE.

Postcards of  Berlin – LUPOSTA 87

Postcards of  Berlin – LUPOSTA 87

A Postcard issued by Berlin on 25 Sep 1987 is listed. It Features Turbine Hall from AEG (1909) to mark 750th Anniversary of Berlin as the stamp design. This Postcard also commemorates the International Aero-Philately Exhibition LUPOSTA 87 held from 25-27 Sep 1987.

GERMANY PC CHILDREN
BERLIN POSTCARD 1997 -LUPOSTA 87 & 750 YEARS OF BERLIN.

Stamps of UNPA Vienna 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

Stamps of UNPA Vienna 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (4S & 7S) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Vienna are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers providing Medical aid and Food aid. The Cancellation features UN Peace Keeping Aircrafts.

UN PKF VIENNA
UNPA 1998- UN PEACEKEEPING 50 YEARS
UN PKF VIENNA1
UNPA 1998- UN PEACEKEEPING 50 YEARS

Stamps on Launch of POS Malaysia Berhad – Malaysia 1992.

Stamps on Launch of POS Malaysia Berhad – Malaysia 1992.

Postal Services were established in Malaysia in the 1800s in Straits Settlements, started in other parts from 1837 t0 1910. In 1913 the Malaysian Postal Union was formed. Till 1992 Malaysian Postal Services operated as a government department for almost 200 years. In 1992 it was transformed into a corporatised entity POS Malaysia Berhad.

A strip of Five stamps of 30c was released on 01 Jan 1992 to mark the inauguration of Post Office Corporation.

30c – Postman on Cycle     30c – Postman on Motorcycle         30c – Inner City Postal Van 30c- Industrial Postal Van   30c – Plane & Globe

MALAYSIA POS STROF 5
MALAYSIA POS 1992- STRIP OF 5
MALAYSIA POS PP CVR
MALAYSIA POS PRESENTATION PACK -1992
MALAYSIA POS PP
MALAYSIA POS PRESENTATION PACK
MALAYSIA PP BACK
MALAYSIA POS PP BACK COVER 1992

15th (Isle of Man) LAA Regiment RA (TA) – 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation.

15th (Isle of Man) LAA Regiment RA (TA) – 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation.

The 15th (Isle of Man)  Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) was raised in summer of 1938 as a Territorial Army Unit. At the beginning of World War II,  it consisted of two batteries (41st & 42nd) and Regimental headquarters. The regiment was partially equipped with Vickers, Lewis and Bofors Guns. Later on it was totally equipped with Bofors guns.

On 24 August 1939, The regiment was mobilised and sailed to Liverpool for the defence of the Mersey.

  • 129 Battery and Company ATS raised and joined the Regiment in England.
  • After the outbreak of  WW II the regiment deployed in Midlands and south-west England during the Battle of Britain.
  • On 19 Nov 1940 embarked for the Middle East and landed in Egypt.
  • 41 Battery sailed for East African theatre and took part in operations in Sudan, Eritrea and Abyssinia alongside 4th and 5th Indian Divisions and saw the surrender of Italian Forces.
  • 129 Battery was overrun by German Forces in Crete in May 1941.
  • 42nd battery and Regimental Headquarters were responsible for Air Defence of Suez Canal in Egypt.
  • In 1942, The Ist Battery of AA British Army with experience in Dunkirk joined the Regiment replacing 129 Battery.
  • On Jul 1942 joined the 7th Armoured Divison and took part in the Battle of Alamein.
  • From Oct 1942 moved through North Africa till the surrender of Enemy forces in North Africa (Libya, Tripoli & Tunisia)
  • Then moved to Italy from Salerno to Naples to Garigliano river.
  • In Jan 1944 returned to England, refitted and trained for Normandy Landings 0f 06 Jun 1944. Landed at Ouvranches and fought many battles in France, Belgium, Holland and finally to Hamburg for the surrender of German Forces.
  • Had the unique distinction of shooting down 300 aircraft, several tanks and infantry in light artillery role.

A Special Cover and Cancellation to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Mobilisation issued on 24 Aug 1979 is listed.

IOM MOB ARTY
ISLE OF MAN 1979- 15th (IOM) LAA REGIMENT