Guernsey Post announces that it will release of the second of four stamps in its series commemorating the 100thanniversary of the Royal British Legion. The second stamp will be issued on the 15 May 2021, 100 years after the British Legion was formed, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves to support those who had suffered as a result of service during the First World War.
The second stamp (£1.00 value), which depicts a Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, follows the release earlier this year of the first stamp in the series, which features two Supermarine Spitfires.
A third stamp depicting British soldiers on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, will be released on 1 September. An image of HMS Ardent during the Falklands conflict features on the fourth and final stamp, which, along with the souvenir sheet bearing the four stamps, will be issued on 11 November 2021.
Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: – “We are delighted to commemorate the centenary of The Royal British Legion. 100 years after its formation, it remains committed to providing essential support to members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families, long after service is over.”
The second stamp is available to pre-order from 30 April 2021 at www.guernseystamps.com or by calling Philatelic Customer Services on +44 (0) 1481 716486.