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Geoff CHILDS03/06/2020 06:54:17
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1981_College for the Blind Visit of Prince of Wales Worcester
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Geoff CHILDS04/06/2020 06:52:44
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1977_Prudential Trophy England V Australia Birmingham
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Geoff CHILDS05/06/2020 07:27:39
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1980_Brixworth Church The Finest 7th Century Building North of the Alps 680-1980 Brixworth Northampton
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Geoff CHILDS06/06/2020 07:11:52
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1981_North Staffordshire Rly Co 1978 Ltd Josiah Wedgwood Loco Naming Leek Staffs
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Geoff CHILDS07/06/2020 07:55:03
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1980_150 years of Lifeboat Service Moelfre Gwynedd
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Geoff CHILDS08/06/2020 06:57:35
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1976_60th Anniversary of 56 Squadron Jersey Post Office
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Geoff CHILDS08/06/2020 19:28:01
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Centenary of the Royal Corps of Signals

On the 28th June 1920 a Royal Warrant was signed by the Secretary of State for War, the Right Honourable Winston S Churchill, giving the sovereign’s approval for the formation of a ‘Corps of Signals’. Six weeks later, on the 5th August 1920, His Majesty the King conferred the title ‘Royal Corps of Signals’. A new Corps was born within the British Army.

This year marks the Centenary of the Corps and to celebrate this the BFPS, in conjunction with the Headquarters Royal Signals, has produced a commemorative cover to be published on the 28th June 2020.

This splendid cover bears an image group of the centenary logo flanked on either side by the first and current Corps cap badge. Underneath the main image sits the message "congratulations" in Morse code along with the Corps colours. A bespoke Royal Mail SmilerR stamp, showing the Corps Centenary Tactical Recognition Flash, will be cancelled by the BFPS uniquely numbered 3228 special handstamp with the Corps cap badge at its centre.

Versions of the cover will include:

  • standard unsigned version (£9 each).
  • numbered limited edition of 50 signed by Lt Gen Sir Nicholas Pope KCB CBE,
    Master of Signals (£18 each).
  • numbered limited edition of 50 (£18 each) signed by Col J Gunning ADC, Corps
    Colonel (£18 each).

All covers include an A4 double-sided information insert and will be presented in a protective cellophane sleeve making a very collectable souvenir of the centenary.

A very limited quantity of the bespoke Smiler

stamps used on these covers will be available to order in full sheets (of 20) and half sheets (of 10). Prices to be advised.

The covers and stamp sheets can be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk) or by post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC&rsquo to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN, KY9 1AX.2020_ royal corps of signals centenary  bfps 3228.jpg

Geoff CHILDS09/06/2020 06:49:15
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1979_Rochester Air Show BFPS
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Geoff CHILDS10/06/2020 06:50:22
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1982_England World Cup Team Depart for Spain Luton Beds
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Geoff CHILDS11/06/2020 07:02:01
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1981_Official Opening of the National Westminster Tower London EC2N 1HQ
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