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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Built as an aircraft carrier of Project 1143.5 by Chernomorsky Sudostroitelni Zavod yard in Nikolayev (South), Ukraine for the Soviet Navy.
22 February 1983 laid down. Her intended name was RIGA but when the political satiation changed she was renamed in 1982 in LEONID BREZHNEV
05 December 1985 launched as the LEONID BREZHNEV.
Displacement 46.600 tons standard, 59.400 tons full load, dim. 304.5 x 67 x 11m. (draught).
Powered by four steam turbines delivering 200.000 shp., four shafts, speed 29 knots.
Armament: 12 cell VLS for P-700 ‘Granit’ (SS-N-19 Shipwreck) SSMs. 24 Eight round Kinshal (SA-N-9 Gauntlet) vertical SAM launchers with 192 missiles. 8 Combined gun/missiles close air defence systems with 8 twin 30-mm Gatling guns and Klinok (SA-N-11 Grison) missiles. Two RPK-5 (UDAV-1) ASW rock3et systems with 60 rockets.
Carried up to 41 aircraft, and numerous helicopters for anti-submarine warfare (ASW).
Crew: 2.626 including air personnel and 40 flag staff.
After Brezhnev fell in disfavour in 1987, the name was changed to TBILISI.
October 1990 the name was changed to ADMIRAL FLOTA SOVETSKOGO SOYUZA KUZNETSOV, but mostly shortened to ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV.
21 January 1991 commissioned.

December 1991 left the Black Sea to join the Northern Fleet
1995 Was she operational.
1996 she made a short Mediterranean training cruise.
1997 out of commission for overhaul on the Northern Fleet shipyard, but lack of funding kept her in the yard till July 1998.
3 November 1998 she returned to active service.
Late 2000 took part in the rescue operation of the lost submarine KURSK.
She is mostly tied up alongside in the naval base of the Northern Fleet due to technical and financially problems.

11 December 2007 she passed through international waters off the Norway coast, and she was launching aircraft and helicopters, then she proceeded to the Mediterranean for fleet manoeuvres with 11 other Russian warships.

She is the only Russian aircraft carrier, did have a sister the VARYAG, but she was sold unfinished to China.

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Postby aukepalmhof » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:02 pm

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2003 admiral kuznetsov aircraft carrier.jpg
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Russia 2001 on border of the sheet.
On the margins of the souvenir sheet are represented (above): a naval pennant with memorials "1701-2001" and flags of naval educational institutions of Russia of various epochs. Below on the right in the foreground there is a heavy cruiser (wrong she is a aircraft carrier) "ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV "; below there is a tape as a pennant on which the following words are given: "training", "reclamation", "application".

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Postby aukepalmhof » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:12 am

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This miniature sheet of Mozambique issued in 2011 gives that depict is the first Chinese aircraft carrier but on the hull you can see the Russian Red Star and the pennant No 063 which belong to her sister the ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV
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