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.
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.
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.
Emirates Post issues Miniature Sheet on Gandhi – UAE 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahayan released a Miniature Sheet to mark 150th Birth Anniversary Of Mahatma Gandhi on 24 Aug 2019.
Each stamp is a 3 UAE Dirham denomination and issued in Panes containing two se-tenant pairs. Printed in checkerboard design enabling collectors to have both a vertical and a horizontal Se-tenant pair. Print Quantity 120,000 each stamp.
Miniature Sheet on Ahimsa Parmo Dharma -India -2019
India issued a miniature sheet with two stamps on the theme Ahimsa Parmo Dharma -Non-Violence The Highest Duty. It was issued on 17 Jun 2019.
India celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of its Father of Nation in Mahatma Gandhi in 2019. The Philosophy of Ahimsa or NON -Violence was advocated and practised by Gandhiji during the freedom struggle. The stamps were issued on 17 Jun 2019 to coincide with the establishment of Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat on 17 Jun 1917 and Gandhiji’s Birth Anniversary.