Norvic Philatelics - GB New Stamps and Special Postmarks
Royal Navy Uniforms - 17 September 2009
The third and final set of Military Uniforms highlights the history of clothing and equipment of the Royal Navy.
The series, which began in 2007 with the British Army and continued in 2008 with Royal Air Force, looks at more than two centuries of nautical apparel from the Senior Service; from a telescope-touting Admiral of 1795 to the high-tech, high visibility uniform of a modern day Flight Deck Officer.
Class – Flight Deck Officer 2009
High visibility clothing is essential on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.
Class - Captain 1941
Keeping warm and dry on convoy duty during World War II often meant supplementing uniform issue with extra clothing.
Class - Second Officer WRNS 1918
Women fulfilled a vital role during both world wars, here a Women’s Royal Navy Service Officer demonstrates how to use a gas mask.
- Rest of World airmail up to 20gm - Able Seaman 1880
The familiar uniform for seamen became standardized in the 19th Century.
- Rest of World airmail up to 20gm - Royal Marine 1805
The Royal Marines served both on ship and in land engagements, like their Army counterparts they were issued with the typical Red Coat of the period.
- Rest of World airmail up to 20gm - Admiral 1795
Officers were the first naval personnel to wear uniform, rank was shown with gold lace.
The book contains
Pane 1: 3 x 90p stamps appear on a background painting of the Battle of Trafalgar;
Pane 2: 3 x 1st class Uniforms stamps on a background of gold braiding;
Pane 3: 4 x 17p, 2 x1p, 2 x 90p, with an illustration of a Royal Navy Chaplain's stole crown. The stamps are on a background of a Royal Navy jacket with cuff;
Pane 4: two 1st Class White Ensign stamps and two 1st Class Jolly Roger stamps (first issued in 2001) set side by side twice on a background photograph of a submarine and submariners.
First Day cover and cover of Prestige Stamp Book:
Set of 6 stamps
Set of 6 stamp cards mint
Set of 6 on Royal Mail FDC
Special first day of issue postmarks are shown here. These cannot be obtained after 17 September unless on FDCs that we have in stock. Not to scale.
| Ref FD925
Philatelic Bureau Official First Day postmark.
| Ref FD926
Official Portsmouth First Day postmark. "Heart of oak are our ships, heart of oak are our men." David Garrick (1717-79)
| Ref FD926N
Portsmouth non-pictorial FD postmark
| Ref L11469
Royal Navy Uniforms, Greenwich, London SE10
| Ref L11478
Autumn Stampex, First Day of Issue, Royal Navy Uniforms
| Ref L11479
Nelson Place, London N1
| Ref N11489
British Naval Uniforms, Western Approaches Liverpool - (GBFDC Association AGM2009)
| Ref N11490
British Naval Uniforms, Historical Maritime Society*, Todmorden
(* Naval re-enactors)
| Ref L11480
Royal Navy Uniforms, Portsmouth
| Ref L11473
The Historic Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, HMS Warrior, the first iron-hulled warship.
| Ref L11472
200th Anniversary Admiralty Library, Portsmouth.
| Ref M11488
Admirals Way, Rowley Regis
| Ref S11491
Faslane, Argyll & Bute (Naval base)
| Ref W11492
Devonport (Naval Base), Plymouth
| Ref L11471
Royal Navy Uniforms, Portsmouth
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