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11 Sep 78 - BFPS 1943 - 35th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Surrendered Italian Fleet at Malta.
As 2RN14a but with 10.5p Cycling stamp & Signed.by Rear.Adm.B.M.Dick, Chief of Staff to C - in - C Me
11 Sep 78 - BFPS 1943 - 35th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Surrendered Italian Fleet at Malta Personally signed by Admiral Sir John Hamilton He served in World War II on the staff of Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham in the Mediterranean Fleet and was then Gunnery Officer on the battleship HMS Warspite in South East Asia. He also carried out the planning of the Naval Fire Support for the Normandy landingsand Rear Admiral R.M. Dick CB CBE DSC Chief of Staff to C-in-C Med.
27 Oct 78 - BFPS 1728 - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Captain Cook.
27 Oct 78 - BFPS 1728 - 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Captain Cook. with 10p Coronation stamp and signed by Cdr. R.A.G. Nesbitt last captain HMS Cook.
As 2RN15a but with 11p Coronation stamp and signed by Rear Admiral D.W. Haslam OBE hydrographer of the Navy signed by Cdr. R.A.G. Nesbitt.
21 Nov 78 - BFPS 1627 - 60th Anniversary of the Surrender of the German Fleet 9p Historic Buildings stamp.
2RN16b As 2RN16a signed by Rear Admiral Clemitson Midshipman HMS Lion at the surrender.
As 2RN16a but with 11p Historic Buildings stamp and signed by Vice Admiral B.B. Brooke Lt. HMS Queen Elizabeth at the Surrender and signed by Rear Admiral Clemitson.
£17.95 As 2RN16a but signed by Capt. Siegfried Koitschka, German U.Boat captain Commander of U-7, U-616. German details cachet plus B/W photo. 45 NUMBERED & ISSUED.
4 Dec 78 - BFPS 1629 - Disembarkation of Air Group HMS Ark Royal 9p Oil stamp.
4 Dec 78 BFPS 1629 Final Disembarkation of Air Group HMS Ark Royal 4 Dec 1978. Personally Signed by Captain E R Anson RN Commanding Officer HMS Ark Royal. and Vice Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi Flag Officer Naval Command.
25 Jan 79 - BFPS 1639 - 60th Anniversary of the Last Flight from RNAS Mullion.
25 Jan 79 - BFPS 1639 - 60th Anniversary of the Last Flight from RNAS Mullion.Signed by Sqn.Ldr. T.P. Yorkmore Flight Commander RNC10 at Mullion.
25 Jan 79 - BFPS 1639 - 60th Anniversary of the Last Flight from RNAS Mullion.Personally Signed by Sqn.Ldr. T.P. Yorkmore Flight Commander RNC10 at Mullion, and by Maj. J.G. Struthers Flight Commander RNC9 at Mullion. RNAS Mullion was commissioned in June 1916, for operation of airships against the German U Boats, and became one of the most successful anti - Submarine airship station. The airships used were known as Coastals, and carried a crew of Pilot,Coxswain,Observer,Radio Operator and Engineer. They were 196 feet long and 52 feet widest point, with 65lb & 100lb bombs were carried with two lewis guns.The most famous airship from Mullion was the C9 employed in convoy patrolling and anti - submarine work, she flew a total of 2500 hours, 11 minutes in 1918. Commanded by Flight Commander J G Struthers and then by Flight Commander T P York - Moore. Who have both Signed this Cover .
4 Apr 79 - BFPS 3079 -30th Anniversary of Signed North Atlantic Treaty 9d Old English Sheepdog stp.
As 2RN19aA but signed by Admiral Sir Henry Leach 11p Terrier stamp.
As 2RN19aA but signed by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill Norton - late Chariman of NATO Military Committee and Sir Henry Leach C-in-C Channel and East Atlantic NATO Areas with 13p Kin Setter stp.
As 2RN20a but signed by Traud Junge author of Last Witness in the Bunker who was one of Hitler's secretaries and is the last surviving occupant of the bunker. The book is an account of Hitler's last days in the bunker and of his marriage to Eva Braun. 30 NUMBERED & ISSUED.
6 Jun 79 - BFPS 3544 - 35th Anniversary of D-Day Landings Operation Neptune. signed by Admiral Sir Geoffrey Oliver GBE KCB DSO* * Commander of Assault Force J with HQ in HMS Hilary & Rear Admiral G.V.M. Dolphin CB DSO, Naval Officer in Charge, Gold Beach"
6 Jun 79 BFPS 3544 35th Anniversary of D Day Landings Operation Neptune Signed by W.H.(Bill) Millin Piper Sword Beach Pegasus Bridge. Bill Millin, ""who piped British troops onto the Normandy Beaches on D-Day W.H.(Bill) Millin .Lord Lovat instructed his personal piper, Bill Millin, to pipe the commandos ashore, in defiance of specific orders not to allow such an action in battle.Lovat's forces swiftly pressed on, Lovat himself advancing with parts of his Brigade from Sword Beach to Pegaus Bridge, which had been defiantly defended by men of the 6th Airborne Division who had landed in the early hours. Lord Lovat's commandos arrived almost exactly on time, late by about two minutes (for which Lord Lovat apologised to Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Pine-Coffin, 7th (Yorkshire Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion. The commandos ran across Pegasus Bridge to the sound of Bill Millin's Bagpipes Certified Copy of 5
21 Jul 79 - BFPS 1622 30th Anniversary of HMS Amethyst from the Yangtze River 9p Racing stamp.
21 Jul 79 - BFPS 1622 30th Anniversary of HMS Amethyst from the Yangtze River signed by Lt.Cdr. Hett Sub.Lt. HMS Amethyst during the operation 11p Racing stamp.
26 Sep 79 - BFPS 1622 - 40th Anniversary of the Shooting Down of the First Enemy Aircraft by the FAA HMS Ark Royal 9p Year of the Child stamp.
26 Sep 79 - BFPS 1622 - 40th Anniversary of the Shooting Down of the First Enemy Aircraft by the FAA HMS Ark Royal 9p Year of the Child stamp.Signed by Rear Admiral Biggs Guernsey Officer HMS Ark Royal in action.
26 Sep 79 - BFPS 1622 - 40th Anniversary of the Shooting Down of the First Enemy Aircraft by the FAA HMS Ark Royal signed by Cdr. White Director of FAA Museum who was authorised by Admiral Evans to do so as Admiral Evans suffered an accident with his right hand and could not sign. Admiral Evans was Senior Pilot 803 Sqn. in the action.Signed by Rear Admiral Biggs Guernsey Officer HMS Ark Royal in action.
As 2RN21 but Personally Signed by Swordfish Pilot Lt Cdr John Moffat who flew off HMS Ark Royal with 818 Sqn when he took part in the attack on Bismarck led by Lt Cdr T Coode . John Moffat torpedo was the first to strike the Bismarck. He was piloting one of three Swordfish open-cockpit biplanes that set off from the aircraft carrier Ark Royal to take vengeance on the Bismarck, which days before had destroyed the British warship Hood with the loss of 1,416 lives It was the torpedo he fired that crippled the rudder of the German battleship, leaving it at the mercy of Royal Navy ships which then sank it in the Atlantic off the west coast of France on May 27, 1941.2 Photo's Enclosed one of self infront of aircraft the other on his swordfish in flight. .
As 2RN25b but signed by Oberlt. Erhard Nippa German Knight's cross fighter bomber pilot. Saw action from 1942 with 10/JG2 very successful fighter bomber unit against British coastal shipping. Later flew in the Mediterranean and went to Russia with 11/SG10. About 300 missions. Awarded Knight's Cross for his successful fighter bomber and close sorties against ground and shipping targets. Detailed insert. 1 NUMBERED & CERTIFIED.
1 Nov 79 - BFPS 1670 - 35th Anniversary of the Attack on Walcheren Island 10p Police stamp.
2RN22b 35th Anniv Attack on Walcheren Island Signed J.L. Moulton 48 Commando in the action.1 Nov 79 - BFPS 1670 - 35th Anniversary of the Attack on Walcheren Island with 11p Police stamp and signed by Maj.Gen. J.L. Moulton 48 Commando in the action.
35th Anniversary of the Attack on Walcheren Island Double Signed 1 Nov 79 - BFPS 1670 - 35th Anniversary of the Attack on Walcheren IslandPersonally signed by Major General J L Moulton CB DSO OBE RM Commander 48 Commando in the action, Also Signed by Rear Admiral A.F. Pugsley Cbt DSO Commander Naval Assault Force 'T' in the action.
13 Dec 79 - BFPS 3456 - 40th Anniversary of Battle of the River Plate 10p Christmas stamp.
13 Dec 79 - BFPS 3456 - 40th Anniversary of Battle of the River Plate with 11½p Christmas stamp signed by Cmdr. R.J. Jennings Gunnery Officer HMS Exeter in the action.
13 Dec 79 - BFPS 3456 - 40th Anniversary of Battle of the River Platesigned by Cmdr. R.J. Jennings Gunnery Officer HMS Exeter in the action.and signed by Admiral Sir Desmond Dreyer Gunnery Officer HMS Ajax in the action.
As 2RN24a but signed by German U-Boat captain Capt. Erich Topp Knight's Cross with Diamonds and Swords. Commandant U-57 U-552 U-2513. 45 NUMBERED & ISSUED.
16 Feb 80 - BFPS 11648 - 40th Anniversary of Rescue of British Prisoners from German Ship Altmark
16 Feb 80 - BFPS 11648 - 40th Anniversary of Rescue of British Prisoners from German Ship Altmark with 13p Bird stamp signed by Capt. Danreuther Gunnery School Officer HMS Cossack.
As 2RN24b but with 15p Bird stamp signed by B.T. Turner leader Boarding Party HMS Cossack.
As 2RN24b but signed by Capt. Helmut Witte Knight's Cross Commander of U-Boats U-150 and U-257. German detailed cachet with insert. 45 NUMBERED & ISSUED.
10 Apr 80 - BFPS 1677 - 40th Anniversary of Battle of Narvik - Capt. Warberton Lee awarded VC 11½p Holyrood stamp.
As 2RN25a but with 13p R/N stamp signed by Capt. J.F.H. Layman Second-in-Command HMS Hotspur.
As 2RN25a but Personally Signed by Captain H F H Layman DSO*RN Flootille Second-in-Command HMS Hotspur, also signed by Captain Stanning DSO RN who took command when Capt. Warberton Lee was killed.
40th Anniv of Battle of Narvik - Capt. Warberton Lee awarded VC double Signed 10 Apr 80 - BFPS 1677 - 40th Anniversary of Battle of Narvik - Capt. Warberton Lee awarded VC Personally Signed by Captain H F H Layman DSO*RN Flootille Second-in-Command HMS Hotspur, also signed by Captain G H Stanning DSO RN who took command when Capt. Warberton Lee was killed also Signed by 4 Victoria Cross holders Captain R E D Ryder VC On 28 March 1942 in the attack on St Nazaire, France, Commander Ryder, commanding the Naval force, led HMS Campbeltown in under intense fire. When the main objective of the expedition had been accomplished and Campbeltown had been beached, Commander Ryder remained on the spot evacuating men from Campbeltown and conducting operations while exposed to heavy fire, and did not withdraw until it was certain that his ship could be of no more use. His motor gun boat (MGB 314), full of dead and wounded, survived by a miracle and managed to withdraw through an intense barrage of fire.Senior Naval Officer in the operation MGB 314.B C Godfrey Place VC Commander X7 Operation Source the attack on the Tirpitz 22 Sep 1943 awarded the Victoria Cross for the Tirpitz action.Lieutenant Commander Ian E Fraser VC DSC RD* Served on the Submarines H43, H44 and Sahib ( DSC) Commanded midget Submarine XE 3 from its launch. Operation Struggle the Attack on Japanese shipping at Singapore successfully damaging the Japanese cruiser, Mr T Gould VC Holder On 16 February 1942 north of Crete, in the Mediterranean, HM Submarine Thrasher, after attacking and sinking a supply ship, was itself attacked. Thrasher was subjected to a three hour depth charge attack and aerial bombing Later, after surfacing, two unexploded bombs were discovered in the gun-casing. Petty officer Gould and Lieutenant Roberts removed the bombs. Details enclosed