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Geoff CHILDS18/09/2018 06:43:51
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2005_The Battle of Britain Monument Victoria Embankment London SW1
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Geoff CHILDS19/09/2018 06:41:57
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1998_80th Anniversary the Great War The Battle of Megiddo Whitehall London
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Geoff CHILDS20/09/2018 06:38:21
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2007_British Army Uniforms The Tank Museum Sheridan Covers Bovington Dorset
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Geoff CHILDS20/09/2018 19:32:26
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Just finished uploading the additional plain covers with special event postmarks for 2007. For that particular year there are 168 illustrated covers and 562 plain cover images on the site.
In total the site now has 26418 images, 5156 illustrated covers and 21110 plain cover images. The remainder of the images are slogans.

Geoff CHILDS21/09/2018 06:45:39
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2006_150th Anniversary The First Awards of The Victoria Cross for Valour Hyde Park London SW1
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Geoff CHILDS22/09/2018 07:07:37
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2003_WWII Operations Cenotaph London
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Geoff CHILDS23/09/2018 08:40:34
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1999_Centenary of Bangor Parish Bells 1899-1999 Bangor County Down
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Geoff CHILDS23/09/2018 09:34:51
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Well after just over 5 years I have uploaded all the covers both plain and illustrated with GB Special Event postmarks up on to the site that I have had in my collection. The site will now be kept updated with new postmarks issued, new additions to the collection (one already pending scanning) and images sent to me via like minded collectors/ enthusiasts.
In total there are 26515 images on the site., 5163 of illustrated covers and 21200 plain covers.
Then the next phase will begin which will be GB Slogans, local and general.
Many thanks to all that have and continue to support this venture.
Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

 
Geoff CHILDS23/09/2018 16:39:52
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Coming soon from the British Forces Philatelic Service

2018 sees the centenary of Sergeant Louis McGuffie of the King's Own Scottish Borderers being awarded the Victoria Cross for his courageous actions near Wytschaete, Belgium during WWI.

On 28 September 1918 near Wytschaete, Belgium, during an advance Sergeant McGuffie entered several enemy dug-outs and, single-handed, took many prisoners. During subsequent operations he dealt similarly with dug-out after dug-out, forcing one officer and 25 other ranks to surrender. During the consolidation of the first objective, he pursued and brought back several of the enemy who were slipping away and was also instrumental in rescuing some British soldiers who were being led off as prisoners. Later in the day, while commanding a platoon, he took many more prisoners. He was killed by a shell a few days later at Wytschaete, Belgium on 4 October 1918.

To commemorate this bravery BFPS, in collaboration with the Royal Burgh of Wigtown and the King's Own Scottish Borderers Association, is producing a special philatelic cover for issue on the 28th September 2018.

The cover bears an image of Sergeant McGuffie along with the official citation describing his heroic actions. A special handstamp, BFPS 3217 featuring a silhouette of a Victoria Cross medal, will be used to cancel a 1st Class stamp from the 2018 Royal Mail special issue WWI series.

There will be 250 of these covers produced with only 50 of them being available for sale to the public. Subscribers will be given the first opportunity to purchase before these are put into the BFPS shop. This will be a 'first come first served' item. Cover cost £6

These may be ordered by post using the BFPS Mail Order form and by sending a cheque (payable to 'BFPS CIC to BFPS The Old Post Office Links Place Elie LEVEN KY9 1AX.

Geoff (GBCC) www.gbcovercollector.co.uk

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Edited By Geoff CHILDS on 23/09/2018 16:40:54

Geoff CHILDS24/09/2018 06:38:54
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2002_Jodrell Bank Steerable Telescope Macclesfield Orion
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