3RN1a

3RN1a


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7 Jun 80 - BFPS - 65th Anniversary of Flt.Sub.Lt. R.A.J. Warnford's VC 10½p Buckingham Palace stp.

3RN1b

3RN1b


Price: 2.65

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As 3RN1a but with 12p Memorial stamp signed by Mrs Jean Dodington Flt.Sub.Lt. Warnford's sister.

3RN1c

3RN1c


Price: 19.95

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3RN1c 65th Anniv Flt.Sub.Lt. R.A.J. Warnford's VC signed B Travers WW1 Pilot &
7 Jun 80 - BFPS - 65th Anniversary of Flt.Sub.Lt. R.A.J. Warnford's VC signed by Mrs Jean Dodington Flt.Sub.Lt. Warnford's sister and Ben Travers CBE AFC Flt.Sub.Lt. RNAS 1915. Outbreak of the War joined the Royal Naval Air Service ( RNAS) He crashed a few times attacked & nearly shoot down a Zeppelin. Became Squadron Commander. when the RNAS merged with the Royal Flying Corps transferred to the new Royal Air Force with the rank of Major in 1918. He served in south Russia during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War in 1919 and received the Air Force Cross in 1920. During the Second World War Travers rejoined the RAF, working in intelligence. He was given the rank of Squadron Leader and was later attached to the Ministry of Information. as air adviser on censorship. (12 November 1886 - 18 December 1980) was also an English writer.

3RN2a

3RN2a


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19 Jun 80 - BFPS 1701 - 150th Anniversary of HMS Excellent Whale Island Portsmouth 10½p Buckingham Palace stamp.

3RN2b

3RN2b


Price: 4.95

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As 3RN2a but with 12p Albert Memorial stamp signed by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollock.Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollock GCB MVO DSC
He went to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, at 13. His first ship was the training cruiser Frobisher. He then served as a midshipman in the battleship Nelson, flagship of the Home Fleet, and was lent to the destroyer Express in the Mediterranean during the Abyssinian crisis of 1935-36.
On promotion to lieutenant Pollock was appointed to the cruiser York, flagship of the America and West Indies station, and then to the battleship Warspite, based at Malta until June 1939. As first lieutenant of the destroyer Vanessa, he saw action with Atlantic and Channel convoys until the ship was disabled by German bombs in July 1940.
He qualified as a gunnery officer the following year and, though keen to return to sea, was an instructor until early 1942. He served in the cruiser Arethusa, which took part in Malta convoys and bombarded Italian-held islands until she was torpedoed, with the loss of 155 from her complement of 500; in a rising gale Arethusa was towed to Alexandria, where she arrived three days later.
At the Battle of North Cape, north of Norway on Boxing Day 1943, Pollock was gunnery officer of the cruiser Norfolk when she was involved in the last battle with the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst. In the heavy seas and snow Norfolk was hit by Scharnhorst's 11-inch guns, putting one turret and her radar out of action; but Pollock calmly and determinedly continued, in his director high above the ship, to hit Scharnhorst. Afterwards he briefly commanded Norfolk as she returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for repairs, and was awarded the DSC for gallantry and outstanding service.
On rejoining the fleet, in Arethusa again, he took part in convoy actions and raids on enemy shipping off the Norwegian coast.
In May 1945 Pollock sailed to join the British Pacific Fleet, and, after VJ Day, took part in minor operations against nationalists in Malaya and Java. He was mentioned in dispatches three times during the war: in June 1943 and March 1944 for courage, leadership and skill, and in April 1945 for his role in Norfolk with a force which ambushed a German convoy and sank two freighters and a minesweeper.

3RN2c

3RN2c


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RN Cover Signed 2 Admiral's of the Fleet Pollock & Begg
19 Jun 80 - BFPS 1701 - 150th Anniversary of HMS Excellent Whale Island Portsmouth Personally Signed by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Pollock GCB MVO DSC
He went to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, at 13. His first ship was the training cruiser Frobisher. He then served as a midshipman in the battleship Nelson, flagship of the Home Fleet, and was lent to the destroyer Express in the Mediterranean during the Abyssinian crisis of 1935-36.
On promotion to lieutenant Pollock was appointed to the cruiser York, flagship of the America and West Indies station, and then to the battleship Warspite, based at Malta until June 1939. As first lieutenant of the destroyer Vanessa, he saw action with Atlantic and Channel convoys until the ship was disabled by German bombs in July 1940.
He qualified as a gunnery officer the following year and, though keen to return to sea, was an instructor until early 1942. He served in the cruiser Arethusa, which took part in Malta convoys and bombarded Italian-held islands until she was torpedoed, with the loss of 155 from her complement of 500; in a rising gale Arethusa was towed to Alexandria, where she arrived three days later.
At the Battle of North Cape, north of Norway on Boxing Day 1943, Pollock was gunnery officer of the cruiser Norfolk when she was involved in the last battle with the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst. In the heavy seas and snow Norfolk was hit by Scharnhorst's 11-inch guns, putting one turret and her radar out of action; but Pollock calmly and determinedly continued, in his director high above the ship, to hit Scharnhorst. Afterwards he briefly commanded Norfolk as she returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for repairs, and was awarded the DSC for gallantry and outstanding service.
On rejoining the fleet, in Arethusa again, he took part in convoy actions and raids on enemy shipping off the Norwegian coast.
In May 1945 Pollock sailed to join the British Pacific Fleet, and, after VJ Day, took part in minor operations against nationalists in Malaya and Java. He was mentioned in dispatches three times during the war: in June 1943 and March 1944 for courage, leadership and skill, and in April 1945 for his role in Norfolk with a force which ambushed a German convoy and sank two freighters and a minesweeper. also by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Varley Begg GCB DSO DSC.
At the start of the war Begg was a Lieutenant-Commander and Gunnery Officer of the destroyer Glasgow. He fought in the Norwegian campaign and in the Battle of the Atlantic where Glasgow was an escort for merchant shipping in the North Atlantic Convoys. The ship was badly damaged in December 1940 when she was torpedoed by two Italian aircraft whilst at anchor in Suda Bay, Crete.
Begg was transferred to Warspite - the "Grand Old Lady" of the fleet which had seen action in both world wars - again as Gunnery Officer. In March 1941, Warspite was Admiral Cunningham's flagship in the Mediterranean when an Italian force sailed to intercept a British military convoy on passage to Greece.
In the ensuing Battle of Cape Matapan five Italian ships were sunk while the British lost a single aircraft. Begg was awarded the DSC for displaying "exceptional ability, energy and personality" in bringing Warspite's main armament "to a high state of efficiency which enabled her to cripple two cruisers and probably one destroyer in the shortest possible time". The citation continued: "During the action he carried out the duty of Principal Control Officer with conspicuous ability, coolness and success."
Begg was appointed to the Admiralty in 1943, promoted Commander while developing gunnery radar, and then Captain in 1947. Shore command of the Gunnery School at Chatham was followed by his first sea command as Captain D of the 8th Destroyer Squadron in Cossack, successor to the ship of the same name in which he had served before the war. Cossack saw action in the Korean war and Begg was mentioned in despatches and awarded the DSO.
He returned to the UK to command of Excellent, the Alma Mater of the Gunnery Branch at Whale Island. As the officer responsible for naval ceremonial, Begg marched at the head of 1,000 officers, men and women in the Coronation procession in May 1953.
In October 1954 he was commanding the Cadet Training Ship Triumph when she was flagship of the first group of ships to visit the Soviet Union since 1946. The goodwill visit to Leningrad had been arranged by Eden and Bulganin in an attempt to help thaw East-West relations; six Russian ships visited Portsmouth at the same time. RN Yeovilton Official FDC

3RN3b

3RN3b


Price: 4.50

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17 Aug 80 - BFPS 1616 - 65th Anniversary of Sinking of U-27 by Q-Ship Baralone signed by Capt. H.C. Green MN rescued by Q-Ship 13p George Elliott stamp.

3RN3c

3RN3c


Price: 9.95

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17 Aug 80 - BFPS 1616 - 65th Anniversary of Sinking of U-27 by Q-Ship Baralone signed by Capt. H.C. Green MN rescued by Q-Ship Also signed by Capt. F.G.J. Manning MN Lt. RNR in Q-Ship.

3RN3agw

3RN3agw


Price: 20.00

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As 3RN3b but signed by Capt.Lt. Helmut Witte Knight's Cross U-Boat Commander U-159. Details enclosed. B/W photo enclosed. 42 NUMBERED & ISSUED.

3RN3aA

3RN3aA


Price: 1.50

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25 Sep 80 - BFPS 1676 - The Launch of HMS Liverpool 12p Queen Mother stamp.

3RN3aB

3RN3aB


Price: 1.90

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25 Sep 80 - BFPS 1676 - The Launch of HMS Liverpool signed by Lt. Woodhouse Senior Naval Officer HMS Liverpool.

3RN3aC

3RN3aC


Price: 3.90

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As 3RN3aA but also signed by Councillor J. Ross Mayor of Liverpool.

3RN4aA

3RN4aA


Price: 3.50

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5 Nov 80 - BFPS 1712 - 40th Anniversary of Sinking of HMS Jarvis Bay by German battleship

3RN4c

3RN4c


Price: 12.95

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5 Nov 80 - BFPS 1712 - 40th Anniversary of Sinking of HMS Jarvis Bay by German battleship As 3RN4aA but also signed by Commodore R C Hastie RD*DL RNR in the action Commodore B G Young RN Chief of Staff FONAC

3RN5a

3RN5a


Price: 0.75

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29 Dec 80 - BFPS 1721 - 120th Anniversary of Launch of HMS Warrior 12p Christmas stamp.

3RN5b

3RN5b


Price: 1.45

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120th Anniversary of Launch of HMS Warrior Signed Lord Fisher
29 Dec 80 - BFPS 1721 - 120th Anniversary of Launch of HMS Warrior
Personally Signed by Lord Fisher Kilverstone grandson of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher.

3RN5c

3RN5c


Price: 3.95

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29 Dec 80 - BFPS 1721 - 120th Anniversary of Launch of HMS Warrior signed by Lord Fisher Kilversone grandson of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher.and by Vice Admiral Sir Patrick Bayby.

3RN6aA

3RN6aA


Price: 0.65

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9 Feb 81 - BFPS 1723 - 12p Games stamp, 65th Anniv. of Sinking of German Gun Boat Hedwig Van Weissman, HM Motor Gun Boats Mimi & Fifi. Blue cachet taken to sea in FIBI HMS Cutlass.

3RN6bA

3RN6bA


Price: 1.45

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As 3RN6aA but with 13½p Rugby stamp and signed by Lt.Cmdr. B. Westlake Senior Offcer 1st FTB Sqn.
Lt.Cmdr. B. Westlake Senior Offcer 1st FTB Sqn.

3RN6cA

3RN6cA


Price: 5.95

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9 Feb 81 - BFPS 1723 - 12p Games stamp, 65th Anniv. of Sinking of German Gun Boat Hedwig Van Weissman, HM Motor Gun Boats Mimi & Fifi. Blue cachet taken to sea in FIBI HMS Cutlass. Lt.Cmdr. B. Westlake Senior Offcer 1st FTB Sqn.
Lt.Cmdr. B. Westlake Senior Offcer 1st FTB Sqn.signed by Capt. Dickens DSO MBC DSC Senior Officer 21st Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla.

3RN7a

3RN7a


Price: 2.25

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17 Mar 81 - BFPS 1729 - 40th Anniversary of Sinking of U-99 by HMS Walker 14p Folklore stamp.

3RN7c

3RN7c


Price: 6.95

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17 Mar 81 - BFPS 1729 - 40th Anniversary of Sinking of U-99 by HMS Walker Personally Signed by Lt. Osborne Engineering Officer in action and also Signed by Commander P D Sturdee OBE RN Sub.Lt . on the A/S P Plot HMS Walker in the action. .

3RN7agF

3RN7agF


Price: 20.00

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17 Mar 81 - BFPS 1729 - 40th Anniversary of Sinking of U-99 by HMS Walker signed by Capt.Lt. Heinz Franke Knight's Cross Commander of U-Boats U-148 U-262. Details backstamp cachetand 45 NUMBERED & ISSUED.

3RN7agT

3RN7agT


Price: 20.00

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as 3RN7a Personally signed by German U-Boat captain Capt. Erich Topp Knight's Cross with Diamonds and Swords. Commandant U-57 U-552 U-2513. German detailed backstamp 30 of 45 NUMBERED & ISSUED.with Black & White Photo more details.


3RN7agW

3RN7agW


Price: 20.00

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As 3RN7b But also Signed by Capt. Helmut Witte Knight's Cross Commander of U-Boats U-150 and U-257. German detailed backstamp 4 of 26 NUMBERED & ISSUED German Cachet on the back with Black & White Photo plus more details.

3RN8aA

3RN8aA


Price: 2.95

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24 May 81 - BFPS 1743 - 40th Anniversary of Award of VC to Lt.Cdr. Wanklyn 14p Disabled stamp.

3RN8c

3RN8c


Price: 8.95

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40th Anniv award VC to Lt Cdr Wanklyn VC Double Signed
24 May 81 BFPS 1743 40th Anniversary of the award of the Victoria Cross to Lt Cdr Wanklyn VC RN HM Submarine Upholder.Personally Signed by Capt C.P.Norman CBE, DSO, DSC RN Spare C.O. 10th Flotilla Malta 1941 C.O. HMS Upholder, for one patrol and Capt M.L.C. Crawford DSC RN First Lieutenant HMS Upholder in the action. RN Yeovilton Official FDC Ref no 3 RN8c

3RN8d

3RN8d


Price: 19.95

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As 3RN8a but signed by Wg.Cdr. R.A.B. Learoyd Victoria Cross holder. 5 NUMBERED & ISSUED.

3RN8aGT

3RN8aGT


Price: 20.00

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Signed by Erich Topp, Knight's Cross with Diamonds and Swords. U-Boat Commander U-57, U-552, U-2513.. Detailed cachet on the back. Numbered 45 of 42.

3RN9a

3RN9a


Price: 1.95

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29 Jul 81 - BFPS 1753 - Wedding of Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 14p Royal Wedding stp.

3RN9b

3RN9b


Price: 3.95

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29 Jul 81 - BFPS 1753 - Wedding of Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 14p Royal Wedding stamp signed by Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi Second Sea Lord.
Cassidi joined the Royal Navy in 1938. He served in HMS Cumberland and HMS Hardy with the Iceland Patrols and Russian Convoys during World War II and also took part in the Normandy landings

3RN9c

3RN9c


Price: 9.95

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29 Jul 81 - BFPS 1753 - Wedding of Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer 14p Royal Wedding stamp signed by Admiral Sir Desmond Cassidi Second Sea Lord. also signed by Admiral Sir Henry Leach First Sea Lord.

3RN10a

3RN10a


Price: 1.25

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3 Aug 81 - BFPS 1571 - 40th Anniversary of the First Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from Catapult Ship Maplin by Hurricane Fighter 14p National Trust stamp.

3RN10b

3RN10b


Price: 20.00

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As 3RN10a but 20p National Trust stamp signed by Cdr. M.A. Birrel (FAA) mid/ship 805/79. First pilot shot from catapult ship 1941 Battle of Britain pilot.

3RN10c

3RN10c


Price: 22.00

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Shooting Down Enemy Aircraft from Catapult Ship signed 2
3 Aug 81 BFPS 1571 40th Anniv. of the 1st Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from Catapult Ship Maplin by Hurricane Fighter. Personally signed by Cdr M A .Birrel 79 Sqn , 1st pilot shot from Catapult Ship 1941. Battle of Britain fighter pilot died 1990 also Signed by Capt G C Baldwin, Hurricane pilot Fleet Air Arm WW2. RN Yeovilton Official FDC Ref no 3 RN10c

3RN11a

3RN11a


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19 Sep 71 - 40th Anniversary of Second Successful Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from HMS Audacity 14p Duke's Award stamp.

3RN11b

3RN11b


Price: 8.95

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RN Cover Signed by Capt. E M Brown Pilot WW11 & Top test pilot
Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from HMS Audacity Signed 2
19 Sep 71 BFPS 1756 40th Anniversary of Second Successful Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from HMS Audacity, 22p Duke's Award stamp. Personally Signed by Capt. E M Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, RN, 802 Sqn. Pilot was on board HMS Audacity at the time. . One of the greatest test pilot that Britain ever produced and who was decorated more times than any other British test and Fleet Air Arm pilot
involved in the action.RN Yeovilton Official FDC

3RN11c

3RN11c


Price: 10.00

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Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from HMS Audacity Signed 2
19 Sep 71 BFPS 1756 40th Anniversary of Second Successful Shooting Down of an Enemy Aircraft from HMS Audacity, 22p Duke's Award stamp. Personally Signed by Capt. E M Brown CBE, DSC, AFC, RN, 802 Sqn. Pilot ( Later Test Pilot )
. Also Signed by Vice Admiral Sir Donald Gibson KCM DSC Commanding Officer 802 Sqn Second voyage.Both involved in the action.RN Yeovilton Official FDC Ref no 3 RN11c

3RN11cx

3RN11cx


Price: 8.50

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as above but red print missing from picture cachet.

3RN12a

3RN12a


Price: 1.25

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31 Oct 81 - BFPS 1759 - The Commissioning of HMS Southampton 14p Fish stamp.

3RN12b

3RN12b


Price: 2.95

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31 Oct 81 - BFPS 1759 - The Commissioning of HMS Southampton signed by Mr Deacon Mayor of Southampton.

3RN12c

3RN12c


Price: 3.95

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31 Oct 81 - BFPS 1759 - The Commissioning of HMS Southampton signed by Mr Deacon Mayor of Southampton also signed by Captain H G de Courcy - Ireland Commanding Officer HMS Southampton.( 1st Captain 1981 - 1983

3RN13a

3RN13a


Price: 3.00

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28 Nov 81 - BFPS 1760 - 65th Anniversary of Destruction of Zeppelin L21 by RNAS.14p Christmas stamp

3RN13c

3RN13c


Price: 24.95

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As a3RN13a but signed by Flt.Sub.Lt. Cadbury & Flt.Sub. Lt. L.H. Rochford Country: England Rank: Captain Service: Royal Naval Air ServiceRoyal Air Force Units: 3N (RNAS)203 (RAF) Victories: 29 Born: 10 November 1896 Place of Birth: Enfield Died: 17 December 1986 Awarded DSC For consistent determination, bravery and skill as a fighting pilot and flight commander. He has destroyed and driven down out of control many enemy machines.Awarded DSC Bar For consistent determination, bravery, and skill. As a Flt. Cdr. he has shown considerable ability, and has always set a fine example when dealing with enemy aircraft. On the 21st March, 1918, when on offensive patrol, he attacked one of nine Albatross scouts. Enemy aircraft was seem to go down in the mist out of control. He has destroyed or driven down out of control many other enemy machines.Awarded DFC .This officer has already been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Bar for gallantry and devotion to duty—qualities in which he revels. Since the award he has accounted for twelve enemy aircraft—six destroyed and six driven down out of control