ISLE OF MAN D-DAY issues 2019

About D-Day 75
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Isle of Man Post Office is privileged to issue a new set of stamps, a dedicated collection honouring all the Manx men and women involved in the historic landings. Our set is a special 'stamp on stamp' design and includes the artwork from our 1994 collection.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle began on 6th June 1944, also known as D-Day, when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France's Normandy region. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history the Normandy beach landings.
This stamp-on-stamp presentation, derived from our 50th Anniversary of D Day 1994 commemorative issue depicts the most prominent military leaders of the Allied Forces who formulated plans which marked the start of a long and costly campaign to liberate north-west Europe from German occupation.

The Commanders featured on the stamps are:
General Dwight D. Eisenhower, US Army, Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF).
Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur Tedder RAF, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander.
Lt-Gen Omar Bradley, US Army, Commander 1st US Army.
General Sir Bernard Montgomery, British Army, Commander 21st Army Group.
Major General Walter Bedell Smith, US Army, Chief of Staff.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsey, Royal Navy, Commander Allied Naval Expeditionary Force.
Air Chief Marshall Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory, Royal Air Force, Commander in Chief, Allied Expeditionary Air Force and also in command of the landing phase for Operation Overlord.
Lt-Gen Sir Miles Dempsey, Commander 2nd British Army.

The ships depict which are also depicted on 1994 issues, on the 1st stamp are the:
The left stamp of the se-tenant stamp shows the BEN-MY-CHREE : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7611
Also, are depict some landing craft in the foreground which are not identified.
The right stamp shows from the top the VICTORIA: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10494
LADY OF MAN: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6022
HMS WARSPITE, shown on the bottom in the right corner: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9921
The landing crafts have not been identified.
The EU stamp shows also on the right stamp landing craft and cargo vessels which have not been identified.

Isle of Man 2019 1st and EU sg?, scott?


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Built as a lifeboat by Bideford Shipyard Ltd. at Bideford, Devon, U.K. in 1975 for the RNLI.
Christened as the LOUIS MARCHESI OF ROUND TABLE (44-019) named after the founder of the Round Table in Great Britain, Louis Marchesi:
Displacement 19 ton. Dim. 13.67 x 3.86 x 1.27m.(draught)
Powered by two Ford Mermaid 595T 6-cyl. engines, 250 bhp., speed 15.4 knots.
The engines were within five years replaced by two Caterpillar D3208T V-8 engines, 250 bhp.
Range 190 miles.
Crew 5.
Building cost £395,000, the lifeboat was a gift from the National Association of Round Tables , Great Britain and Ireland.

She was one of the Waveney Class lifeboats: ... ew_Zealand

She was first stationed at Newhaven from 1977 to 1985 (289 launches, 134 lives saved), at Aurigny, (Alderney) from 1986 to 1994 than at Exmouth from 1994 to 1996.
Sold to New Zealand, and shipped by a P&O Nedlloyd vessel free of charge from the U.K. After arrival Auckland based at Waiheke Island and used by the Waiheke Volunteer Coastguard, renamed in P&O NEDLLOYD RESCUE. In service there from April 1999 till 24 March 2006.
04 May sold to Peter Goodmanson at Whangarei and used as a leisure/houseboat.
20 September 2010 sold to Armin Ziegler, Auckland and used as a pleasure boat.
2018 So far I can find is he still the owner.

Source: various internet sites.
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