Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh – India 2019.
India Post issued a Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh on 09 Oct 2019. Marshal of The Indian AirForce Arjan Singh DFC (15 Apr 1919-17 Sep 2017) was Chief of Air Force Staff from 1964-1969. He led Indian Air Force during 1965 War. in 1943 as acting Squadron Leader became Commanding officer of No 1 Squadron which took part in Arakan Campaign in Myanmar and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal and became the First IAF Chief to hold this rank, awarded Padma Vibhusan in 1966 and promoted to the rank of Marshal of The Indian Air Force in 2002.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (0.70 & 0.90) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Geneva are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers with Children. The Cancellation also features a UN Peace Keeper with a Child.
APS Cover May 2019 –Platinum Jubilee 34 (Maratha) Field Regiment (Cassino -II)
APS Cover issued on 11 May 2019 to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Battle of Cassino by 34 (Maratha) Field Regiment. This Battalion was raised on 01 Feb 1941 and inducted into World War II as an Artillery unit initially in Iraq and Egypt with 2 & 18 pounder Guns. It played a decisive role in the Italian Campaign against the Germans in Battle of Cassino from 11-113 May 1944 which earned them the coveted Honour title of “Cassino” and one DSO, Two Military Cross and many other Gallantry medals.
The Cover features various Guns on the inventory of the Regiment during the last 78 years.
APS Cover issued on 01 May 2019 on 172 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) of The Madras Regiment. The most interesting feature of this issue is the stamp shaped cancellation -which I think is the first time that APS has used such a cancellation. The Cover is cancelled at C/o 99 APO.
Stamps on Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps – Switzerland 1965
Switzerland issued a stamp on 08 Mar 1965 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Swiss Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps. It features a woman in uniform. FHD – The Women’s Relief Services as part of Army Auxiliary Corps was created in 1939-40. In 1986 it was renamed as MFD and in 1995 replaced by Women in the Army (FDA).
650th Anniversary of Battle of Morgarten – The Special cover and cancellation commemorates the the 650th Anniversary of the Battle of Morgarten. This battle occurred on 15 Nov 1315 when a 1,500 strong force of Swiss Confederacy led by Werner Stauffacher defeated a group of Habsburg soldiers led by Leopold I Duke of Austria on the shores of Lake Ageri near Morgarten Pass. This established the supremacy of three Forest Cantons the core of modern Switzerland.