Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) located at Khadakwasla near Pune is one of the first Joint Services Institution in the World to impart combined training to officer cadets of all the three services. Its foundation stone was laid on 06 Oct 1949. Among the Alumni of NDA are Three Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. NDA has produced 11 Chiefs of Army Staff, 10 Chiefs of Naval Staff and 4 Chiefs of Air Force Staff. The Three Present Chiefs of Staff of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce are all from the same course NDA and this the second time that all three Chiefs are from NDA. On 30 Nov 2019, the 137th Course Passed out. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who won a Shooting Silver Medal at 2004 Olympic Games is an NDA alumni.
A Three Rupee Stamp was issued on 19 Feb 1999 to commemorate 50 Years of NDA. A First Day Cover cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed. The stamp and FDC feature the main building of NDA known as Sudan Block in memory of Martyrs in Sudan during the East African Campaign.
Auctions – Letter”M” from Nameplate of RMS Mauretania to be auctioned.
A Letter “M” from Starboard side of RMS Mauretania , once the fastest ship to cross the Atlantic, is up for auction. It will be auctioned by Tennants Auctioneers in North Yorkshire , UK. RMS Mauretania was operational during Titanic’s short era. It was also active during WorldWar I as a Hospital ship and carried over 75,000 soldiers.
Flags & Ensigns – Royal Navy Submarine Service – Great Britain 2001.
The Royal Navy Submarine Service celebrated its centenary in 2001. A Miniature sheet commemorating Flags and Ensigns of Scotland Royal Navy Submarine was issued on 22 Oct 2001. The stamps feature Lion and Thistles. A First Day Cover is listed.
APS Cover May 2019 – 75 Years of Excellence-Artificial Limb Centre Pune
APS Cover issued on 11 May 2019 to commemorate the 75 Years of Excellence of Artificial Limb Centre Pune.it was established on 19 May 1944 for the rehabilitation of amputee soldiers. It has excelled in the field of prosthetics and orthotics.