CC79 to CC79A. Royal Navy And Royal Marines Charity – Heroes Challenge 2019


Remembering D-Day


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BFPS No: 3223 Date of issue: 19/09/2019 SKU: CC79 to CC79A Category: Tags: , , ,


2019 sees the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. Over the year there have been many events to honour and remember this bloody but courageous moment in our history. One such event is the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) and BAE Systems Heroes Challenge 2019. Held between the 18th and 22nd September this will be a cycling event from London to Paris via the Normandy Landings, remembering D-Day in the process.

In collaboration with the RNRMC, BFPS will be producing the official Heroes Challenge 2019 commemorative cover to be issued on the 19th September 2019.

The images on the cover (courtesy of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Cycling Association) portray the cycling theme of this year’s challenge. A 1st Class stamp featuring HMS Warspite pounding enemy positions in support of the beach landings will be cancelled by the BFPS 3223 handstamp designed especially for this event.

The following versions of the commemorative cover will be available:

  • Standard unsigned costing just £7.50 each – bearing the “HMS Warspite” 1st class stamp.
  • Numbered limited edition of 50 covers costing £15 each – bearing a “White Ensign” 1st class stamp and signed by Commodore Craig Wood, Commander Portsmouth Flotilla, who is participating in the Challenge.

Profits from these covers will be donated to the RNRMC.

These covers will have an A4 information insert and both will be presented in a protective cellophane slip.

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