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Geoff CHILDS18/10/2017 06:35:01
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1993_Her Majesty The Queen Visits Cyprus BFPS
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Geoff CHILDS19/10/2017 06:23:40
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1997_150th Anniversary of Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Haworth Keighley W Yorks
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Geoff CHILDS20/10/2017 06:35:40
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1999_The First British Contingent Leaves for The Boer War 1000th Anniversary Southampton
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Geoff CHILDS21/10/2017 08:21:14
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1999_The Battle of Elandslaagte 1000th Anniversary Whitehall London SW1
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Geoff CHILDS21/10/2017 18:39:11
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Dear All,

Can anyone help out in identifying who produced the below cover?

Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Edited By Geoff CHILDS on 21/10/2017 18:42:33

Geoff CHILDS22/10/2017 06:34:03
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2001_South African (1834 1853) Peace in Kaffraria Whitehall London SW1
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Geoff CHILDS23/10/2017 06:33:30
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2003_Concorde Final Flight London to NewYork Heathrow Hounslow Middlesex
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Geoff CHILDS23/10/2017 19:35:30
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Dear All

The first of 3 covers being produced by the British Forces Philatelic Service, during November 2017.
With a simple but reflective theme the cover bears an image of the 'Stone of Remembrance' that is found at the larger Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries. A 1st class stamp 'Shattered Poppy' has been cancelled by the specially designed BFPS 3208 handstamp.on the 11th November 2017
An information insert is included and this and the cover are presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark this anniversary.
You can order these covers via mail order by sending a cheque made out to BFPS CIC and sending it to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AX.
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Geoff CHILDS23/10/2017 19:44:31
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Cover Number 2
The Battle of Cambrai (November 1917, WW1) was an important landmark in the use of tanks. It was the first military offensive where British Army commanders had deployed them in large numbers.
To mark the centenary of this Battle and the first use of mass tanks, the Forces Philatelic Bureau has produced a commemorative cover to be released on the 20th November 2017.
The cover bears an image showing massed tanks deploying across the battlefield at Cambrai. A specially designed handstamp numbered ‘BFPS 3209’ will be used to cancel a Royal Mail issued 1st class ’Shattered Poppy’ stamp. The special handstamp carries a silhouette of the Royal Tank Regiment’s cap badge.

An information insert will be included and this and the cover will be presented in a cellophane sleeve to create a high quality souvenir to mark this centenary.

You can order these covers via mail order by sending a cheque made out to BFPS CIC and sending it to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AX.
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Edited By Geoff CHILDS on 23/10/2017 19:46:42

Geoff CHILDS23/10/2017 19:55:38
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Cover No 3 Issued on 27/11/2017
RFA TIDESPRING - A136
RFA TIDESPRING - A136 is the first of four MARS Tide Class fast fleet tankers entering service to support the Royal Navy and wider Defence. In particular they have been designed to support all Royal Navy warships, including the new aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, wherever required in the world.
This official commemorative cover has been issued by the British Forces Philatelic Service, in conjunction with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association, to mark the introduction into service of this remarkable new state-of-the-art vessel.
The image used on the cover was taken by Capt SP Jones OBE, from the ship's boat, during the ship's 'delivery voyage' across the Pacific. The cover will bear a personalised Smiler© stamp using an image taken by Pearl Harbour Pilot Wade Armstrong when RFA TIDESPRING visited Hawaii. This stamp will be cancelled by the special handstamp BFPS 3210 which features the ship's badge.
The covers may be ordered from the BFPS online shop www.bfps.org.uk/shop
at a cost of just £8. A limited-edition version, signed by prominent officers within the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, will also be available at £15. All of these covers have been conveyed in RFA TIDESPRING during her sea trials.

Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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