The Brockville Rifles– Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Brockville Rifles– Commemorative Covers – 2016.

In 1866, a major re-organization of militias in the Brockville area created the 41st Brockville Battalion of Rifles. During the First World War, it won battle honours Amiens and Pursuit to Mons and Major Thain MacDowell, earned the Victoria Cross. It is now the Primary Reserve Infantry Regiment of the Canadian Army.

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Gules a bugle stringed Argent all within an annulus sable and inscribed “THE BROCKVILLE RIFLES”
  • Argent surmounting the Maltese Cross.
  • Amiens on Top
  • Semper Paratus motto meaning Always Prepared.
  • Lower Limb inscribed “PURSUIT TO MONS”
  • Whole ensigned by Royal Crown.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 02 April  2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Brockville Rifles.

CANADA COVER BROCKVILLE RIFLE
CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016-THE BROCKVILLE RIFLE.
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The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

The Ontario Regiment of Canada – Commemorative Covers – 2016.

On 14 Sep  1866, the 34th Ontario Battalion of Infantry was formed. Its members participated in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885, the South African War and the First World War Inthe 1930’s the Regiment became a tank battalion. It was mobilised for Second World War and it earned battle honours in Italy and Northwestern Europe. Post World War II it has been deployed in various missions including Peace Keeping Missions and operations in Afghanistan. It ranks among the oldest continuously serving reserve (Militia) regiments and is one of the Senior Armoured Regiments of Royal Canadian Armoured Corps  (RCAC).

The Badge  of the Regiment which forms part of stamp design and the cover has following features

  • Cat in Fierce Fighting pose.
  • Nine Maple leaves reflect the nine provinces which contributed soldiers to the First World War Battalions.
  • The three-quarters of a disc at the base of batch reflects the old militia number “34”.
  • “FIDELIS ET PARATUS” meaning Faithful and ready is the motto of the Regiment.

Canada Post issued a commemorative cover on 10 Sep 2016 to commemorate 150th Anniversary of The Ontario Regiment of Canada (RCAC).

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CANADA COMMEMORATIVE COVER 2016- THE ONTARIO REGIMENT.

Stamps of St Helena – 175th Anniversary of Duke of Wellington Visit.

Stamps of St Helena – 175th Anniversary of Duke of Wellington Visit.

Arthur Wellesley, Ist Duke of Wellington (01 May 1759- 14 Sep 1852) was a British Soldier, Statesman and one of the leading military and Political Figures of 19th Century.

Career In India – Colonel Arthur Wesley (later Wellesley) of the 33rd Regiment arrived in Calcutta in Feb 1797 aged 28. His brother Lord Richard Wellesley was Governor General of India(1789-1905)at that time. He stayed in India for eight years and fought four Major battles wherein he was baptised by fire as far as his military training was concerned.

Arrival in St Helena  – Both the Wellesley brothers left India and headed for England. But Arthur Wellesley headed for St Helena and stayed there from 20 Jun 1805 to 09 July 1805.

St Helena issued a set of Two stamps on 175th Anniversary of Duke of Wellington’s visit to St Helena in 1805. These stamps were issued 17 Nov 1980.

30p – Painting of Wellington by Francisco de Goya.

ST HELENA MS WELLINGTON UNI
ST HELENA SHEET 1980 -PAINTING OF WELLINGTON BY GOYA.

Military Decorations of South Africa -1984.

Military Decorations of South Africa -1984.

South Africa issued a set of four stamps on Military decorations on 09 Nov 1984.

11c- Pro Patria Medal- Instituted in 1974 for Service in Operational area.

25c -De Wet – Military Long Service Medal.

30c- John Chard – Instituted in 1952, till 1986 awarded to members of Citizen Force.

45c – Cross of Honour -Instituted in 1975, awarded for Bravery.

SOUTH AFRICA MIL DECORATIONS
SOUTH AFRICA MIL DECORATIONS

APS Cover Nov 2018 -The Deccan Horse – Centenary of Jordan Valley Day

APS Cover Nov 2018 -The Deccan Horse – Centenary of Jordan Valley Day

APS Cover issued on 03 Nov 2018 to commemorate Centenary of Jordan Valley Day  The Deccan Horse was raised in 1790 as part of Military treaty between East India Company and Nizam of Hyderabad.

In 1918 during the Second World War 29th Lancers (Deccan Horse) and 20th Deccan Horse were deployed as part of British Expeditionary Forces under General Allenby in Jordan Valley. On 23 Sep 1918 in a gallant action near village Khan-e-Sumariyeh Risaldar Badlu Singh inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and forced them to surrender. He made the supreme sacrifice and was awarded The Victoria Cross, the highest gallantry award of British Empire. The Deccan Horse was awarded the Theatre Honour “Palestine”

23 Sep is celebrated as Jordan Valley Day every year by Deccan Horse. A Special APS cover was released in 2018 to commemorate the centenary of Jordan Valley Day.

APS Cover Ser No 25/18.

APS COVERS 2018-25 DECCAN HORSE
APS COVERS 2018-THE DECCAN HORSE-CENTENARY JORDAN VALLEY DAY & VICTORIA CROSS.

 

75th Anniversary of Republic of Ireland- 1997.

75th Anniversary of Republic of Ireland- 1997.

The Republic of Ireland issued a set of eight stamps to commemorate its 75th Anniversary.

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IRELAND 1997 -75TH ANNIVERSARY

32 p – Date of Issue -18 Feb 1997 -Irish Army, UN Peace Keeping Forces

32 p – Date of Issue -18 Feb 1997-Parliament Building, Flag & Constitution of Ireland.

32 p -Date of Issue -03 Apr 1997- Sports, Athletics, Baseball, Football.

32 p – Date of Issue -03 Apr 1997- Music, Singers, Musical Instruments

National Decorations & Orders of South Africa – Miniature Sheet 1990.

National Decorations & Orders of South Africa – Miniature Sheet 1990.

South Africa issued a miniature containing five stamps of 21c each on National Decorations and National Orders. The Medals and Ribbons featured on stamps are

Wolter made Cross for Bravery

Order of the Southern Cross

Order of the Star of South Africa

Order for Meritorious Service

Order of Good Hope

SOUTH AFRICA MS MEDALS
SOUTH AFRICA MS 1990- NATIONAL DECORATIONS