To help celebrate the Centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC) Association and to support fundraising for the new WRAC Lady statue to be unveiled at the National Arboretum early 2020, the British Forces Philatelic Service (BFPS), in conjunction with the WRAC Association will be producing a special commemorative cover to be issued on the 1st December 2019.
The cover bears an image depicting women soldiers in various roles during the past century. A Royal Mail Scottish 1st Class definitive stamp (lion rampant) was chosen for the cover to reflect the Association’s ‘Lioness’ theme. This will be cancelled by a bespoke BFPS special handstamp numbered 3225.
Two versions of the cover will be available; a standard unsigned version (£7.50) plus a signed and numbered limited edition (£15.00). The latter will be signed by Dame Kelly Holmes MBE (mil), Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment. Dame Kelly served with the WRAC and is a Life Member of the Association.
All covers include an A4 double-sided information insert and will be presented in a protective cellophane sleeve making a very collectable souvenir of the Association’s Centenary.
All profits from the sale of these covers, after production costs, will be donated to the WRAC Association to support their great work.