Australian Open Tennis Champions on Stamps – Australian Open 2019 – Six days to go.

Australian Open 2019 – The Australian Open was first played at Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in 1905. This facility is now known as the Albert Reserve Tennis Centre. The Australian Open 2019 will be played at Melbourne Park from 14 to 29 January 2019. This will be the 107th edition since 1905 and 51st in the Open era.

Anthony Frederick Wilding (31 October 1883 – 9 May 1915) was New Zealand’s World No 1 Tennis Player.  Wilding had won 11 Grand Slam Titles (Six in Singles and Five in Doubles) and is the only player from New Zealand to have won a Grand slam Singles Title. He won Davis Cup four times playing for Australasia and a Bronze Medal at the Indoor singles tennis event in 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

He Won the 1906 and 1909 Australasian Open Titles and was also the runner’s up in 1908 & 1909 Australasian Men’s Doubles Championships. He was four-time Wimbledon Champion (1910-1913)

He was Killed in World War I in 1915 in France. He joined the Royal Marines and served as a Captain with the Royal Naval Armoured Car Division in the Battlefields of France in WWI. On 09 May 1915, during thebattle of Aubers Ridge at Neuve-Chapelle, France,he was killed in action

New Zealand issued a 45 cent stamp in honour of  Anthony Wilding on 12 Aug 1992.

anthony wilding
ANTHONY WILDING – NEW ZEALAND SPORTING HERO AND AUSTRALASIAN TENNIS CHAMPION.

Miniature Sheet Suez Crossing – Egypt 1998

Miniature Sheet Suez Crossing – Egypt 1998

Operation Badr 1973 was the code name for Egyptian Military Operation to cross the Suez Canal and seize the Bar-Lev line of fortifications on 06 Oct 1973. In conjunction with Syrian attack on Golan Heights, this marked the start of Yom Kippur War. This Suez Crossing surprised the Israelis and is one of the most read and most famous battles ever fought.

Egypt issued an Imperf Miniature Sheet on 06 Oct 1998 to mark 25th Anniversary of Suez Canal Crossing.

EGYPT MS SUEZ
EGYPT MS SUEZ CANAL CROSSING 1998

Stamps on Indian Ocean Naval Symposium – Bangladesh 2016

Stamps on Indian Ocean Naval Symposium – Bangladesh 2016

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium commonly known as IONS is a series of biennial meetings held among the littoral states of the Indian Ocean region. The Fifth meeting was held in Bangladesh from 11 to 13 Jan 2016. Bangladesh issued a stamp on 11 Jan 2016 to commemorate this Symposium. The 10 taka stamp features aircraft, ships and helicopters.

ERROR – The stamps listed have double printing at the bottom as marked by Red arrows

BANGLADESH OCEAN SYMPOSIUM
STAMPS OF BANGLADESH INDIAN OCEAN SYMPOSIUM 2016

51st Anniversary Indian Navy Submarine Arm 2018 -Army Postal Service Cover Dec 2017 – Gallantry Awards

APS Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards

Indian Navy’s Submarine arm celebrates Golden Jubilee in 2017 with the Commissioning of “INS KALVARI”. A Cover was released on 08 Dec 2017 on Gallantry Award Winners.

Vir Chakra – 1971 War – Cdr V S Shekhawat and Cdr R J Millan were commanding Kalvari class submarines.

Shaurya Chakra – Narain Attimarad ,LME

Nao Sena Medal (NM) – Lt Vinod Krishna Chaudhary.

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APS COVERS DEC 2017 – GALLANTRY AWARD WINNERS SUBMARINE ARM 1971 WAR

 

51st Anniversary Indian Navy Submarine Arm 2018-Army Postal Service Cover Dec 2017 – Gallantry Awards Mahavir Chakra

APS Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards Mahavir Chakra

Indian Navy’s Submarine arm celebrates Golden Jubilee in 2017 with the Commissioning of “INS KALVARI”. A Cover was released on 08 Dec 2017 on Gallantry Award Winners.

Maha Vir Chakra – 1971 War -Cdr MNR Samant.

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APS COVERS DEC 2017 – MAHAVIR CHAKRA AWARD WINNER SUBMARINE ARM

51st Anniversary of the Submarines Fleet of India

51st Anniversary of the Submarines Arm of the Indian Navy.

08 Dec 1967– The Indian Flag was raised on India’s first Soviet-era Submarine at Riga. She was called INS Kalvari. Kalvari was a nascent start to a journey which saw dreamy eyed Indians entering the Submarine School to get the coveted Dolphin Badge on their chests. The 1967 Kalvari did its full service for the Nation and saw the Kilos, the HDWs and INS Chakra join the Indian Submarine fleet. Today, the Scorpene class INS Kalvari is back into Indian Waters and churns the seas along with indigenous nuclear Submarine INS Arihant and the new INS Chakra.

MS INDIA INS KALVARI
MS INDIA INS KALVARI

 

 

04 Dec 2018 – Navy day -India-A Philatelic Tribute to Indian Navy

04 Dec 2018 – Navy day -India

Indian Navy celebrates 04 Dec every year asNavy Day. It was on this day that Indian Navy achieved historic victories in 1971 Indo -Pak War.

Let us glimpse through stamps issued on the Indian Navy as a tribute to the Indian Navy.

INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE 1999
INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE -2200 BBC TO 1700 AD
INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE 2000
INDIAN NAVY MARITIME HERITAGE – ADMIRAL KUNJALI -STAMP ISSUED IN 2000
INDIAN NAVY PRESIDENT'S FLEET REVIEW
INDIAN NAVY PRESIDENT’S FLEET REVIEW -1984
INDIAN NAVY IFR 2001
INDIAN NAVY INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW 2001
INDIAN NAVY INS NILGIRI
INDIAN NAVY INS NILGIRI -1968
INDIAN NAVY INS DELHI
INDIAN NAVY INS DELHI 1998
INDIAN NAVY INS VIKRANT
INDIAN NAVY INS VIKRANT 1986 AIRCRAFT CARRIER
INDIAN NAVY NAVAL DOCKYARD MUMBAI
INDIAN NAVY NAVAL DOCKYARD MUMBAI-250TH ANNIVERSARY -1986