FPB42. BFPO Commemorates OP OVERLORD 60th Anniversary


Signed by Richard Todd OBE

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BFPS No: Date of issue: 6/6/2004 SKU: FPB42 Category: Tags: , , , ,


In 2004 The Imperial War Museum (IWM) commemorated the 60th anniversary of the D-Day Landings with a series of special events and exhibitions.

As part of these commemorations and in conjunction with the IWM, the Isle of Man Post and the Normandy Veterans Association, BFPO produced this Official First Day Cover.

This is a simple cover with two Isle of Man issued stamps franked by a Douglas Isle of Man special handstamp. The Normandy Veterans Association logo is shown in the bottom right hand corner. On the back of the envelope is a brief introduction to the IWM. Included with the cover is an information insert.

This FDC has been signed by Richard Todd, the actor. As a captain in the Parachute Regiment he took part in Operation Overlord by parachuting into Normandy, with his Battalion, to help capture Pegasus Bridge near Caen.

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