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

 

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Restoration of Postal Service in Kosovo – Stamps of Kosovo 2000.

Restoration of Postal Service in Kosovo – Stamps of Kosovo 2000.

The erstwhile Socialist Federal Republic consisted of eight Federated entities – Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and two autonomous provinces under Serbia – Kosovo & Vojvodina. After the break of Yugoslavia and subsequent ethnic violence in the region and especially in Kosovo from 1991 to 1998 a UN resolution was passed and United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo(UNMIK) was established on 10 Jun 1999.

Kosovo issued a set of Five stamps on Theme Peace and UNMIK on 15 Mar 2000. A First Day Cover featuring the restoration of postal service in the territory of Kosovo and cancelled by U.nited Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo(UNMIK) is listed.

0.20 German Mark – Mosaic           0.30m -Dardanian Idol      0.50 m -Illyrian Coin          1DM- Statue of Mother Teresa        2 DM – Map of Kosovo.

KOSOVO POSTAL
KOSOVO 2000 – UNMIK AND RESTORATION OF POSTAL SERVICES

APS Cover Sep 2019 – Silver Jubilee 16 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (Sikh)

APS Cover Sep 2019 – Silver Jubilee 16 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (Sikh)

APS Cover issued on 23 Sep 2019 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee 16 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion (Sikh).

APS Cover Ser No 29/19.

APS CVR 2019 16 RR
APS COVERS SEP 2019- 16 RASHTRIYA RIFLES BATTALION (SIKH)

APS Cover Sep 2019 – Silver Jubilee of HQ 6 Sector Rashtriya Rifles

APS Cover Sep 2019 – Silver Jubilee of HQ 6 Sector Rashtriya Rifles.

APS Cover issued on 16 Sep 2019 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of HQ 6 Sector Rashtriya Rifles.

APS Cover Ser No 28/19.

APS CVR 2019 6 SECT RR
APS COVERS 2019- HQ 6 SECTOR RASHTRIYA RIFLES

APS Cover Sep 2019 – Diamond Jubilee 25 Air Defence Regiment

APS Cover Sep 2019 – Diamond Jubilee 25 Air Defence Regiment

APS Cover issued on 01 Sep 2019 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of 25 Air Defence Regiment

APS Cover Ser No 27/19.

APS CVS 27-19 25 AD
APS COVERS SEP 2019- 25 AIR DEFENCE REGIMENT.

APS Cover Jul 2019 – 8 Mountain Division & Kargil Vijay Diwas

APS Cover Jul 2019 – 8 Mountain Division & Kargil Vijay Diwas

APS Cover issued on 26 Jul 2019 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas under the aegis of 8 Mountain Division. The Cover Features the Four Param Vir Chakra awardees in the Kargil OP VIJAY.

APS Cover Ser No 26/19

APS CVS 26-19 8 MTN
APS COVERS JUL 2019 – 8 MOUNTAIN DIVISION & KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS.

APS Cover Jul 2019 – Birth Centenary of Lieutenant General Sagat Singh

APS Cover Jul 2019 – Birth Centenary of Lieutenant General Sagat Singh

APS Cover issued on 14 Jul 2019 to commemorate the Birth Centenary of Lieutenant General Sagat Singh, PVSM (14 Jul 1919-26 Sep 2001). He was born in Churu, Rajasthan. He studied in Walter Nobles high School Bikaner and Doongar College Bikaner.

  • Joined as a Naik in Bikaner Ganga Risala in 1938 to begin his Military Career.
  • Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant and transferred to Sadul Light Infantry (Now 19 Rajput).
  • Attended Middle East Staff Course in 1943 and 12th War Staff Course in Quetta in 1945.
  • In 1950 transferred to 3rd Gorkha Rifles and Commanded 2nd and 3rd battalions.
  • In Dec 1961 led his Para Brigade in Liberation of Goa.
  • In 1971 led a Corps during Liberation of Bangladesh.
  • He was awarded Padma Bhushan and PVSM and Bangladesh posthumously awarded him “Friends of Liberation War” Honour.

APS Cover Ser No 24/19

APS CVS 24-19 GEN SAGAT
APS COVER JUL 2019- LT GEN SAGAT SINGH ,PVSM.