First Day Cover India 2018 – Safdarjung Hospital -60th Anniversary

First Day Cover India 2018 – Safdarjung Hospital -60th Anniversary

The American troops taking part in World War II landed at Willingdon Airfield (later Safdarjung airport) the only airport/airfield in Delhi at that time. There was no hospital or medical centre nearby and few barracks were converted and equipped with the latest equipment to make it a modern medical centre for American Troops.

After the War Americans handed it over to the Indian Government. It is today a 2,900-bed multi speciality hospital, one of the largest Government hospitals in the country.

India Post issued a pair of Se-tenant stamps 0n 27 Apr 2018 to mark 60th Anniversary of Safdarjung Hospital. A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC 2018 SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL
INDIA FDC 2018 SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL

FDC is listed.

 

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First Day Cover 2017- 3 Kumaon Rifles – India

First Day Cover 2017- 3 Kumaon Rifles – India

3 Kumaon (Rifles) was raised at Almora on 23 Oct 1917. It took part in WW I in Sinai & Palestine sectors.

India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on Centenary of 3 Kumaon (Rifles)  0n 23 Oct 2017.  A First-day cover is listed.

INDIA FDC 2017 KUMAON
INDIA FDC 2017 – 3 KUMAON (RIFLES)

 

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Platinum Jubilee – No 10 Squadron Indian Air Force

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Platinum Jubilee – No 10 Squadron Indian Air Force

No 9 Squadron of IAF was formed on 20 Feb 1944 at Lahore. The  Squadron crest is “Winged Dagger and this squadron is known as “DAGGERS”.It took part in World War II in Burma sector and since then it has taken part in all major conflicts and battles. It has graduated from Vampires and Maruts to MIGs It received Presidents’ Standards in 1985. It was awarded two Vir Chakras in 1971 operations.

Squadron Leader H Moolgavkar was the Commanding Officer of the sqn in 1947-48 operations against Pakistan when he was awarded Maha Vir Chakra. He rose to the rank of Air Chief Marshal H Moolgavkar, PVSM, MVC, LOM and  became Chief of Air Staff Indian Air Force from 1976 to 1978

APS issued a cover on 20 Feb 2019 to mark its Platinum Jubilee of raising.

Cover no 11/2019.

APS COVER 10 SQN IAF 2019
APS COVER FEB 2019 – 10 SQN IAF

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Army Hospital (Referral & Research) -Centenary

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Army Hospital (Referral & Research) -Centenary

Army Hospital had a humble beginning as a 50 bedded ‘Indian Military Hospital’ in 1918. Army Hospital (Referral & Research) in New Delhi is today a tertiary medical care provider and apex research centre of Armed Forces Medical Services. It performs twenty thousand surgeries annually with thirty thousand admissions and an outpatient load of five lakhs

It has super speciality centres and employs cutting edge technologies.

APS issued a cover on 17 Feb  2019 to mark its Centenary Year (1918-2018).

Cover no 10/2019

APS COVER RR HOSPITAL 2019
APS COVER FEB 2019-ARMY HOSPITAL (R&R)

 

APS Cover Jan 2019 – 136 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological, Mahar – First Raising

APS Cover Jan 2019 – 136 Infantry Battalion (TA) Ecological, Mahar – First Raising

136 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Ecological, Mahar was raised on 09 Dec 2017 in Maharashtra . It is a specialised Army Departmental Ecological Bn raised primarily to improve the green cover in arid Marathwada region, on request and funding by Govt of Maharashtra.

In one year of raising it has planted 66,000 saplings, covered an area of 184 Ha for plantation, Water Harvesting by drip irrigation, Unit Nursery to reduce costs of saplings and Maint of saplings.

APS issued a cover on 16 Feb  2019 to mark its First Raising Anniversary.

Cover no 09/2019

APS COVER TA ECO 2019
APS COVER FEB 2019- 136 INF BN (TA) ECO MAHAR

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Army Dental Corps  – 3rd Reunion

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Army Dental Corps  – 3rd Reunion

The Dental Services in Indian Army came into existence on 01 Feb 1941 with the commissioning of 07 Officers in the Indian Medical Service Dental IMS (D). The Indian Navy and Indian Air Force got their Dental Services in Apr 1943 and Apr 1945 respectively. On 26 Jan 1950, the name of the Corps was changed to  Army Dental Corps. It became Additional  Directorate General of Dental Services in 1995 and Directorate General Of Dental Services in 2001.

APS issued a cover on 16 Feb  2019 to mark its 3rd Reunion.

Cover no 08/2019

APS COVER ARMY DENTAL 2019
APS COVER Feb 2019 -ARMY DENTAL CORPS 3rd REUNION

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Sestercentennial – 1st Battalion The Maratha Light Infantry

APS Cover Jan 2019 – Sestercentennial – 1st Battalion The Maratha Light Infantry

1st Battalion The Maratha Light Infantry was raised on 04 Aug 1768 at Bombay as the 2nd Bombay Sepoys. It won eight Battle Honours in pre WW I and added another five during WW I in Mesopotamia. It won seven more battle honours in WW II while serving in North Africa, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Italy.

During Operations in Italy, Sepoy Namdeo Jadhav was awarded “Victoria Cross” on 09 Apr 1945 during assault across River Senio.

APS issued a cover on 30 Jan 2019 to mark its 250th Anniversary (Sestercentennial).

Cover no 07/2019.

APS COVER 1 MLI 2019
APS COVER 2019 -IST BATTALION MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY