FPB43H. 60th Commemoration of the Battle of Arnhem – signed by Lt Col Eric Wilson VC


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BFPS No: 2816 Date of issue: 17/9/2004 SKU: FPB43H 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.

This edition of the cover has 2 x Isle of Man 28ᵖ commemoratives that have been cancelled by an Isle of Man “BFPO Commemorates 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem” Special Handstamp.

The cover has been signed by Lt Col Eric Wilson who was awarded the Victoria Cross for heroic action against a large Italian force during the East Africa campaign in August 1940. He was of the East Surrey Regiment but was attached to the Somaliland Camel Corps during his VC action.