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Catalogue code: AV028
This striking sheet, shown left, comprises ten first-class Union Flag stamps with labels showing the regiment in action during historic conflicts – including the First and Second World Wars and The Falklands.
2014 will mark the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines, one of the countries Special Forces Support Group. Royal Mail has worked with the Royal Marines and historians to create a Commemorative Sheet that highlights some of the key events in the history of the Royal Marines and gives an insight into the command structure, insignia and the training required to become a member of this elite unit. This
A quotation beneath the stamps, from the unit’s Captain General, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, reads: ‘The whole value and essence of Royal Marines Commandos is that they can undertake any kind of military or security job under any conditions anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.'
The sheet is backed by a handsome information card, which has been produced in consultation with the official historians of the Royal Marines.