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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Magyar Posta is drawing attention to the ZRÍNYI 2026Defence and Army Development Programme and presents the modernisation of military equipment under the scheme on a special miniature sheet with six stamps. Sixty thousand copies of the numbered miniature sheet designed by the graphic artist István Weisenburger were produced by ANY Security Printing Company.
The Programme is the largest and most comprehensive defence programme of the last twenty-five years serving the security of Hungary and its citizens. The primary aim of the Programme is to create a military force equipped with modern vehicles and weapons that are able to provide adequate answers to the security challenges of the age. Using photographs provided by the Ministry of Defence, the sheet presents the innovations of the Hungarian army focusing on vehicles. On the six stamps of the souvenir sheet, air, land and aquatic vehicles as well as small arms can be seen.
The sheet, first day cover and special postmark all feature the Programme’s logo or a part of it.

The sheet shows one stamp with watercraft, it are three ninesweepers still in service of the Hungarian Navy, the minesweepers are the ÓBUDA, DUNAÚJVÁROS and DUNAFÖLDVÀR, which are still operated by HDF 1st EOD & River Flotilla Battalion
Built as minesweepers by Brodotehnika Shipyard in Belgrade, Yugoslavia for the Hungarian Navy.
Built between 1976-1980.
Displacement 61 tons, dim. 26.94 x 2.68 1.08m. (draught)
Powered by two Torpedo B-539RM/2 engines 121 kW each, speed 18/h upstream, 24/h downstream.
Armament: 1 – M75 20mmgun, 2 – M71 20mm gun, 1 – launcher Strela 2 and 18 non-contact mines type AIM-M82 or 24 anchor R-1.
Crew 17.

The Neštin-class minesweeper is a class of minesweeper built specifically for naval mine clearing duties on rivers. The class was built for the needs of the Yugoslav Navy on the Danube river, and was also sold to Hungary and Iraq during the 1970s and '80s.

A new river minesweeper design was requested in the 1970s to replace the 301-class minesweeper in the Yugoslav Navy. The Neštin-class was designed by the Naval Institute of the Yugoslav Navy. All minesweepers were built by Brodotehnika shipyard in Belgrade. They can load and lay 18 non-contact mines type AIM-M82 or 24 anchor R-1 mines, as well as 80 fully equipped troops.
Equipment for countermeasures consists of mechanical mine-hunter MDL-2R, makeshift electromagnetic/acoustic mine hunter PEAM-1 and explosive mine hunter AEL.
The Neštin-class is powered by two Torpedo B-539RM/2 engines 121 kW each. The Hungarian Danube Flotilla received six Neštin-class minesweepers in 1981 from Yugoslavia. In Hungarian service, they were designated as MS-25.

Today (2019) three, ÓBUDA, DUNAÚJVÁROS and DUNAFÖLDVÀR, are still operated by HDF 1st EOD & River Flotilla Battalion ... nesweepers
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