Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great Britain - Royal Navy Uniforms 2009

Royal Navy Uniforms

Date of issue: 17 September 2009
Primary Theme: Military Uniforms
Width: 27.0 mm
Height: 37.0 mm
Denomination: 1st Class; 0.90 GBP;
Number in set: 6
Perforations: 14 by 14
Stamp issuing: Royal Mail of Great Britain
Printer: Walsall Security Printers

1st Class – Royal Navy Uniforms - Flight Deck Officer 2009
High visibility clothing is essential on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier.

1st Class - Royal Navy Uniforms - Captain 1941
Keeping warm and dry on convoy duty during World War II often meant supplementing uniform issue with extra clothing.

1st Class - Royal Navy Uniforms - Second Officer WRNS 1918
Women fulfilled a vital role during both world wars, here a Women’s Royal Navy Service Officer demonstrates how to use a gas mask.

0.90 GBP - Royal Navy Uniforms - Able Seaman 1880
The familiar uniform for seamen became standardized in the 19th Century.

0.90 GBP - Royal Navy Uniforms - Royal Marine 1805
The Royal Marines served both on ship and in land engagements, like their Army counterparts they were issued with the typical Red Coat of the period.

0.90 GBP - Royal Navy Uniforms - Admiral 1795
Officers were the first naval personnel to wear uniform, rank was shown with gold lace.

This special issue traces the change from the ostentation of a 1795 Admirals uniform through to the sheer functionality of present day flight deck garb.

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