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21 Nov 83 - BFPS 1817 - 40th Anniversary of SInking of U-538 by HMS Crane and Foley. 16p Fairs stamp signed by Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield Captain HMS Foley in action.
As 4RN1a but 29p Fairs stamp signed by Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield Captain HMS Foley in action and signed by Vice Admiral Sir Peter Gretton KCB DSO** OBE DSC (Escort Group) Commander WWII.
28 Dec 83 - BFPS 1822 - 40th Anniversary of Action Between HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise and 10 German Destroyers.
28 Dec 83 - BFPS 1822 - 40th Anniversary of Action Between HMS Glasgow and HMS Enterprise and 10 German Destroyers. signed by Lt.Cdr. R.M. Gent Captain HMS Enterprise. also signed by Lt.Cdr. W.J. Diggle Midshipman HMS Glasgow in action.
12 Feb 84 - BFPS 1823 -40th Anniversary of Sinking of Japanese Submarine 1-27 16p Heraldry stamp.
As 4RN3a but 20½p Heraldry stamp signed by Lt.Cdr. G.G. Connel DSC Gunnery Officer HMS Petard in action.
40th Anniv Sinking Japanese Submarine signed 2 in action 12 Feb 84 BFPS 1823 40th Anniversary of Sinking of Japanese Submarine 1-27 Personally Signed by Lt.Cdr. G.G. Connel DSC VRD* Lieut RNVR Gunnery Officer HMS Petard in action and Captain E A S Bailey CBE DSC RN Commanding Officer Paladin in the action. RN Yeovilton Official FDC Ref no 4RN3c
13 Mar 84 - BFPS 1831 - 100th Anniversary of Battle of Tamasi 20½p Cattle stamp Personally signed by Major General Sir Jeremy Moore KCB OBE MC was the Commander of Land Forces during the Falklands War.Already well known within the Royal Marines and the British Army as a gallant officer, the Falklands War in 1982 made Moore a household name in Britain, most of the English-speaking world, and in ArgentinaMoore was on the point of retiring from the Royal Marines when the Argentines invaded the islands on April 2 1982
RN FDC Signed J Moore Cdr Land Forces South Atlantic 1982 13 Mar 84 BFPS 1831 100th Anniversary of Battle of Tamasi. Centenary of the Battle of Tamaai in which Naval Brigades from HMS Hecla, Euryalus, Briton, Sphinx, Dryad, Carysfort & Royal Maries took part 13th March 1984. Personally signed by Maj.Gen.Sir Jeremy Moore Commander Land Forces South Atlantic 1982 also Signed by Rear Admiral Tyndale-Biscoe nephew of Midshipman E C Tyndale Biscoe.
50th Anniv 1st Flight of Swordfish Janvrin in action Taranto 1940.17 Apr 84 - BFPS 1836 - 50th Anniversary of First Flight of Fairey Swordfish. Cover flown in Swordfish LS326.Personally signed by Lt.Cdr.K N Patrick Swordfish display pilot RNAS Yeovilton 1984, also signed by Vice Admiral Sir Richard Janvrin KCB DSC aircrew at Taranto 1940.Vice Admiral Sir Richard Janvrin joined the Royal Navy as a Cadet in 1929, working his way up the service before joining the fleet Air Arm before the war. He became a qualified FAA Observer, flying Swordfish. He was in the front line of some of the most daring Swordfish missions, including the legendary attack at Taranto, where he flew as Observer with 815 Squadron on the lead Pathfinder aircraft. After the war Vice Admiral Sir Richard Janvrin commanded several warships, including the aircraft carrier HMS victorious.
17 Jun 84 - BFPS 1839 - 65th Anniversary of Sinking of Russian Cruiser Oleg by Coastal Motor Boat No.4. 20½p College of Arms stamp signed Cdr. R.S. Agar nephew of Capt. A.S.W. Agar VC.
As 4RN6b but 28p College of Arms stamp also signed by Rear Admiral J.M. Webster Flag Officer Sea Training Portland.
25 Aug 84 - BFPS 1846 - 70th Anniversary of Conversion of HMS Engadine to Aircraft Carrier 16p Meridian stamp.
25 Aug 84 - BFPS 1846 - 70th Anniversary of Conversion of HMS Engadine to Aircraft Carrier Signed by Capt.J.O.Roddle, CO RFA Engadine 1984 also signed by Gp.Capt. Livock Flt.Sub. RNAS HMS Engadine 1915.
17 Oct 84 - BFPS 1876 - 22p British Council stamp Signed by Commander H.R. Hussey RN Head of Medical Services Branch.
As 4RN8b but 31p Council stamp also signed Signed by Surgeon Rear Admiral G J Milton - Thompson QHP Acting Medical Director General ( Naval) and Commander H.R. Hussey RN Head of Medical Services Branch.
9 Nov 84 - BFPS 1851 - 70th Anniversary of Destruction of German Cruiser Emden by HMS Sydney 16p Meridian stamp.
70th Anniversary of Destruction of German Cruiser Double Signed one WW1 Veteran 9 Nov 84 - BFPS 1851 - 70th Anniversary of Destruction of German Cruiser Emden by HMAS Sydney 16p Meridian stamp. 28p stamp Personally signed by Capt. R J Whitten Naval Advisor to Australian High Commission. Also signed by Capt H W S Browning DSO OBE Midshipman on HMS Sydney in 1919.
8 Dec 84 - BFPS 1851 - 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Falklands 17p Christmas stamp.
8 Dec 84 - BFPS 1852 - 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Falklands 31p Christmas stamp signed by Capt. Hill-Norton C.O. HMS Invincible 1984. Also signed by Capt. J. Boutwood Midshipman HMS Inflexible.
30 Jan 85 - BFPS 1856 - 20th Anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral with 31p Train stamp signed by Rear Admiral J.J.R. Oswald French Gun Carriage Officer and signed by Mr Winston S. Churchill MP Sir Winston Churchill's grandson.
8 Apr 85 - BFPS 1864 -45th Anniversary of HMS Glowworm's Attack on The Admiral Hipper April 8th 1940
8 Apr 85 - BFPS 1864 -45th Anniversary of HMS Glowworm's Attack on The Admiral Hipper April 8th 1940 signed by Lt.Cdr. M.G.B. Roope son of the late Lt.Cdr. Roope VC RN.
8 Apr 85 - BFPS 1864 -45th Anniversary of HMS Glowworm's Attack on The Admiral Hipper April 8th 1940 signed by Lt.Cdr. M.G.B. Roope son of the late Lt.Cdr. Roope VC RN.and signed by Mr A Harris Leading Stoker in action.
Personally signed by Capt. Siefried Koitschka, Knight's Cross holder. Commandant 47, U-616. German cachet plus insert. After the commander training course in the 26th Flotilla, he became commander of the school boat U-7. But in December of the same year he took command of his own front boat, the Type VIIC U-boat U-616. After one patrol in the North Atlantic he managed to break through the Straits of Gibraltar in May 1943. After six patrols in the Mediterranean, where he sank a US destroyer in October 1943 and damaged two ships in May 1944 for a total of more than 17,000 tons (he claimed more sinkings, but they were not confirmed successes), he left Toulon on 30 April for his last patrol. Two weeks later, east of Cartagena, Spain, one of the longest U-boat hunting operations of the war took place. After torpedoing two ships, Koitschka with U-616 was located by US destroyers on 14 May, 1944. The next three days U-616 was attacked by the destroyer and also British Wellington aircraft before being forced to surface on the 17 May. All the crew survived the scuttling of the U-boat. Siegfried Koitschka spent more than two years in Allied captivity before he was released in June 1946.Detailed cachet added to the back of the cover.Certified Copy 28 of 45 .
1 May 85 - BFPS 1868 - 70th Anniversary of Action of Gabatepe Gallipoli L/Cpl W R Parkers VC Royal Marine Light Infantry
As RN13a but 22p Train stamp and signed by Maj.Gen. N.F. Grant RM.
1 May 85 - BFPS 1868 - 70th Anniversary of Action of Gabatepe Gallipoli L/Cpl W R Parkers VC Royal Marine Light Infantry Signed by Maj.Gen. N.F. Grant RM. also signed by Lietenant General M C L Wilkins OBE Commandant General RM 1985.
Rare 4RN13c 70th Anniv of Action of Gabatepe Gallipoli VC Signed 4 Navy VC Holders 1 May 85 - BFPS 1868 - 70th Anniversary of Action of Gabatepe Gallipoli L/Cpl W R Parkers VC Royal Marine Light Infantry Personally Signed by Maj.Gen. N.F. Grant RM. Lietenant General M C L Wilkins OBE Commandant General RM 1985.additional Signed by 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
28 May 85 - 21st Anniversary of Foundation of Fleet Air Arm Museum 17p Europa stamp.
As above but 31p Europa stamp signed by the Director of the FAA Museum.
28 May 85 - 21st Anniversary of Foundation of Fleet Air Arm Museum signed by the Director of the FAA Museum. Commander D C B White also signed by Vice Admiral Sir Donald Gibson FAA pilot 1938-68.