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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Stamp on Mother Teresa Statue Pristina – Kosovo 2000.

Stamp on Mother Teresa Statue Pristina – Kosovo 2000.

Mother Teresa was born into a Kosovar Albanian family in Skopje ( Now in Macedonia). Kosovo First stamps issued on 15 Mar 2000 includes one stamp on 1 German Mark on Mother Teresa Statue on Mother Teresa Avenue in Pristina Kosovo.

KOSOVO MOTHER TERESA
KOSOVO 2000 -MOTHER (NOW SAINT) TERESA STATUE.

 

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

Special Cover India 2016 – Cooch Behar HPO.

Special Cover India 2016 – Cooch Behar HPO.

A Special Cover was issued by West Bengal Circle on Krishti Stamp Exhibition 2016 on21 Sep 2016. It features Cooch Behar HeadPost Office building initially built in 1875. The Cover also features a revenue stamp of erstwhile Cooch Behar State.

INDIA COOCH BEHAR HPO
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 2016- COOCH BEHAR HEAD POST OFFICE

Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Festive Cuisine.

Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Festive Cuisine.

The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Festivals are known as Festive Cuisines. The recipes have undergone some changes.

A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Festive Cuisines.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Festive Cuisine is listed.

Malpua – Pancake served as a dessert in the Indian sub-continent. It is Popular in Odhisa, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi. The festivals associated with this are Bhai Dhuj, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi and Raksha Bandhan.

Pongal – It is a rice dish popular in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The festivals associated with this are Pongal and Makar Sakranti.

Motichur Laddoo – Laddoos are the most popular sweet dish across all states, all festivals and different religions as well. The most delicious is Motichur Laddoo.

Gujhiya – Sweet dumpling made from flour and is filled with roasted dry fruits, coconut etc. It associated with Northern states of India, Bihar, UP, MP and Jharkhand. It is synonymous with the Festival of Colors -Holi.

Seviyan – It is a traditional Indian sweet. Sevai is cooked in milk and sugar. Garnished with saffron and served during Eid.

Thekua – It is a traditional sweet dish of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is sweet and crunchy and prepared during Chhath Puja.

FDC MS FESTIVAL CUISINE
INDIA MS FDC 2017 – FESTIVAL CUISINE

Stamp on World Congress of Gastroenterology- Thailand 2002.

Stamp on World Congress of Gastroenterology- Thailand 2002.

Thailand issued a 3 Baht stamp on 24 Feb 2002 on 12th World Congress of Gastroenterology (24 Feb to 01 Mar 2002 ). This is the first time such a Congress was being held in Asia.

The stamp illustrates the medical team diagnosing the patient’s stomach and oesophagus. The background displays the human gastrointestinal tract and logo of the  12th World Congress. This congress aims to promote the diagnosis and treatment of digestive diseases.

THAILAND FDC GASTRO
THAILAND 2002 -WORLD CONGRESS ON GASTROENTEROLOGY.

Indians in First World War  – War Memorials -Miniature Sheets India 2019.

Indians in First World War  – War Memorials -Miniature Sheets India 2019.

India issued a set of Stamps on 20 Aug 2019 to Honour Indians in the First World War. A Miniature sheet containing Six stamps was issued featuring Indian War Memorials.

Rs 10 -India Gate – Delhi                                            Rs 10 – Teen Murti Haifa – Delhi                Rs 5 -Menin Gate Memorial -Belgium         Rs 5 – Chattri Memorial- Brighton UK                     Rs 5 – Neuve  Chapelle Memorial -France   Rs 10 – Indian Military Memorial France

INDIA MS WAR MEMORIALS

INDIA MS 2019- INDIAN WAR MEMORIALS