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.
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.
The First Contingent Sails from Albany – 01 Nov 1914 – Postage Paid Envelopes -Australia
At the onset of WW I recruitment for 20,000 Soldiers began in Australia. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) was convened to assemble at Albany Western Australia where they were joined by New Zealand Contingent. After a delay the convoy of Australian and New Zealand troop ships finally departed Albany on 01 Nov 1914 for taking part in WWI.
A Postage Paid Pre Stamped envelope was issued by Australia in 2014 to commemorate the Centenary of this historic event. The Painting First Convoy at Sea of 1920 is an oil on canvas work of Charles Bryant which is used on cover and stamp design.
This painting of a convoy of thirty eight troop ships escorted by four Naval ships with the British cruiser HMS ‘Minotaur” in foreground leading the convoy.This ship is followed by SS Orvieto carrying Bridges and AIF Headquarters staff.The other naval escort ships were RAN light cruisers and Japanese cruiser Ibuki” Two pictures were painted by Charles Bryant (1883-1937) of First Convoy -one at sea and other leaving Albany. Bryant was a marine painter.
Remembering the AE2 – Galipoli 1915 – Pre Stamped Envelope -Australia 2015
HMAS AE2 was one of the two E-class submarines commissioned by Royal Australian Navy in Feb 1914. After its role in capture of German New Guinea ,AE2 was assigned to Dardanelles campaign. In Mar 1915 at Galipoli it was first submarine to enter Sea of Marmara on 25 April 1915. It disrupted the Turkish re-supply by sea but was torpedoed .
Australia Post issued a Pre Stamped envelope in memory of AE2 in 2015