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.

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WHITE HEATHER nobby 1904

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WHITE HEATHER nobby 1904

Postby aukepalmhof » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:05 pm

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The WHITE HEATHER a wooden hulled nobby was built in 1904 by Neakie & Watterson, Peel for George Gaskill a fisherman of Peel.
Christmas Eve 1904 launched,
Dim. 13.11 x 4.12 x 2.14m.
Lug rigged.
Crew 4 men and a boy.

Between 1905-1906 fished for herring and mackerel, 1907 she fished for cod with lines.
03 March 1913 sold to James Palmer from Portavogie County Down, Northern Ireland. During World War 1 she was fitted out with a 14hp Kelvin auxiliary engine.
During World War 1 the engine was replaced with a 5-cyl.Gardener, and she had only a steadying sail on the mizzen mast.
Circa 1945 sold to Sam McVeigh of Portavogie, and she was fishing out of Whitehaven for cod in the 1950s.
1953 Sold to John Ennis.

Around 1957 sold out of fishing to Plunkett Connolly a yachtsman and shipwright from Groomsport in County Down, she was converted in a yacht. Thereafter bought by the McCullough’s family, and moored at Killyleagh on Strangford Lough.

Then bought by the yachtsman and marine surveyor, Horatie Todd. For a time she was taken out of the water and stored in a garden where she slowly deteriorated.
1974 Bought by two policemen, who carried out work on her and launched her again in the Strangford Lough. She was then gaff ketch rigged. The yacht was fitted out then with a wheelhouse and coach roof. Her engine was replaced by a 45hp diesel engine.

Mike Clark bought the WHITE HEATHER in October 1989 and so far I can find he owned her still in 2019.

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