FPB43F. 60th Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem – signed by Lt Cdr Fraser VC DSC


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BFPS No: 2816 Date of issue: 17/9/2004 SKU: FPB43F Category: Tags: , , , , ,


The Airborne assault at Arnhem was an integral part of Operation Market Garden, the operation to bring an early conclusion to World War Two.

This commemorative cover shows the image of the painting “Arnhem Drop” by Simon Smith.

A 1st class stamp “Fox” has been cancelled by the BFPS 2816 Special Handstamp.

This edition of the cover has been signed Lt Cdr Ian Fraser VC DSC.

Lieutenant-Commander Ian Fraser won the Victoria Cross as captain of the midget submarine XE3 in Operation Struggle, a daring attack on the Japanese 10,000-ton heavy cruiser Takao in the Johore Straits, off Singapore Dockyard, just before the end of the Second World War. (Extract from The Telegraph 2nd Sept 2008)

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