Royal Mail - New Stamp Issue - Uniforms of the Royal Navy

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On Thursday of this week, the Royal Mail issues the third batch of its Military Uniform stamps. Stamps are available at Post Offices - First Day Covers and other items are available from the Philatelic Bureau.

 
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Sol.

Are yoy trying to start a mutiny here? Uniforms over the years, don't you know this is the one topic with a 100% guarentee of lighting the blue touchpaper.

My you do have a sense of humour :) :lol:
 
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You're welcome, Chris.

FYI, I see that there are two First Day Covers in the set which can be ordered from outside the UK.
 
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I never held my gas mask like that! o_O I don't know. I thought when the RM asked for the loan of my portrait it was for the Royals to admire me in my youth, not for Royal Mail! 8O 8O :eek:
 
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Take it the stamp with the WRN Officer on will be worth quite a bit when they realise the top stripe is incorrect. Should be a diamond not a curl.
 
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StixJimboRM said:
And Nelson has too many arms!!!!

There is a clearer picture on another website .....



Geez I look good in me duffle coat and cuppa kai... 8) :wink:
 
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ZFWQ said:
Take it the stamp with the WRN Officer on will be worth quite a bit when they realise the top stripe is incorrect. Should be a diamond not a curl.
Actually, if you zoom right in you'll find it is a diamond.
 
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Nerdy question.... :oops: ...

....but does anybody know why the Royal Mail still use such an old sillhouette of the Queen on stamps as opposed to a more up-to-date version on coins?

I'm intrigued 'cos I've just come back from the pub and it's now the most important thing in the world ....

....for the next 5 minutes. :wink:
 
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stirling said:
Top left is Granny..........

Bottom left is Scouse. :)
Always Thought the FDO was the coolest Chockhead officer onboard, who wouldnt have liked to do that job???? Cab on tension, Strop taught, full throttle ,green flag waving and ready to drop. OOPS last minute the Jockeys got a big problem, its a no go!!!!! If by magic the red flag starts to be shown,and raised. green gently lowered, disaster over,BZ that chockhead 8)
 
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Hey! just noticed the FDO on the stamp 2009. Do they still have Green/Red flags Today???? . As in no cat Launch????
 
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Nice article and photo in today's Daily Telegraph too (link):

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The Royal Navy Fleet Diving Squadron launched the special edition release. (Photo: PA)[/align]
 

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