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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Coventry HMS

Postby shipstamps » Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:44 am

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Built as an anti submarine frigate by Swan Hunter, Tyne for the Royal Navy.
29 March 1984 laid down.
08 April 1986 launched under the name HMS COVENTRY (F98), one of the Batch 2 Type 22 Broadsword Class frigate. She was launched by the management of Swan Hunter at 3am on 8 April 1986 in order to avoid an industrial dispute. The naming ceremony was held the next day.
Displacement 4.100 tons standard, 4.800 tons full load. Dim. 485.55 x 48.35 x 21ft. (draught full load).
Powered by GOGOG 2 x Rolls-Royce TM3B Olympus gas turbines 25.000 shp. each, 2 x Rolls Royce RM1A Tyne gas turbines. Speed 30 knots. Bunker capacity 900 tons.
Armament GWS 25 Seawolf SAM system (2 x 6). GWS50 Exocet SSM system (4 x 1). 2 – 40mm guns.2 – 3 ASTT, STWS-2.
Two Lynx HAS2 helicopters.
Crew 273. 14 October 1988 commissioned.
Joined the Sixth Frigate Squadron after completion and based at Devonport. She was used in a wide range of rolls. Did see service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Middle East.
Her last deployment was to the Caribbean
3 September 2001 a helicopter from the HMS COVENTRY assisted in the seizure of £40 million worth of cocaine in a combined operation with the Brazilian authorities after a dramatic chase through islands and swamps off the coast of Belize
Her last voyage steamed she 24,500 miles.
21 Jan. 2002 decommissioned at Devonport. At that time she had steamed more than 425.000 miles.
It was the first COVENTRY what was paid off, all the previous COVENTRY’s were lost at sea in battle.
09 September 2004 commissioned in the Romanian Navy at Portsmouth, renamed REGELE FERDINAND (F221).
After she was decommissioned was she sold to Romania., Her Seawolf missiles launchers and trackers were removed, leaving her without any missile system. A new missile system will be added at a Romanian shipyard, and after a major upgrade on 20 July 2004 she made trials designed to demonstrate to the 40 Romanian representatives on board that all the systems were in good working order.
After her upgrade she need a crew of 203.
2008 Still in service.
Auke Palmhof
Source; Royal Navy Frigates since 1945 by Leo Marriott. Marine News 2001/652.

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