APS Cover Dec 2019 – 15th Reunion of The Grenadiers Regiment
APS Cover issued on 10 Dec 2019 to commemorate the 15th Reunion cum Biennial Conference held at Regimental Centre. The First Battalion of Grenadiers Regiment was raised.on 12 Nov 1779. The Regiment has to its credit Three Param Vir Chakras, Two Ashoka Chakras, Five Victoria Crosses, 39 Military Crosses among the many other Gallantry awards during its 250-Year-old history
APS Cover Nov 2019 – The Sikh Regiment Biennial Conference.
APS Cover issued on 01 Nov 2019 on The Sikh Regiment’s 38th Battalion Commanders Biennial Conference. the Regiment has to its Credit 81 Battle /Theatre Honours, 10 Victoria Cross, 02 PVC, 03 Ashok Chakra among many other awards. The Cover shows the Sikh Regiment Contingent marching during Republic Day Parade at Rajpath New Delhi.
APS Cover May 2019 –Platinum Jubilee 4th Battalion The 8th Gorkha Rifles
APS Cover issued on 13 May 2019 to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of 4th Battalion The 8th Gorkha Rifles. It was raised on 15 Mar 1941. In World War II the Battalion took park in Burma Campaign and Rfn(Later Hav) Lachhiman Gurung earned the Victoria Cross in the Battle of Taungdaw in Burma. It has taken part in all operations post Independence and has earned two MVCs and Two KCs among many other Gallantry and Distinguished Services’ awards.
APS Cover Dec 2018 – Bicentenary of 2nd Battalion The Rajputana Rifles.
APS Cover issued on 24 Dec 2018 to mark Bicentenary of 2nd Battalion The Rajputana Rifles. It was raised on 05 Nov 1817. Captain John Augustus Wood was awarded Victoria Cross on 09 Dec 1856 during Battle of Bushire. The Battalion earned victories in Battle of Tololing during 1999 Kargil War
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.
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.