'Britain’s Schindler' Sir Nicholas Winton to be honoured on GB stamp, Royal Mail confirm

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27 August 2015
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imports_CCGB_thenewspaperjewishnews_24196.png The newspaper Jewish News, which began the campaign for a stamp for Sir Nicholas Winton
A campaign to have the late wartime hero Sir Nicholas Winton, known as ‘Britain’s Schindler’, honoured on a British stamp has succeeded with Royal Mail confirming that they will issue a stamp in 2016. ...
A campaign to have the late wartime hero Sir Nicholas Winton, known as ‘Britain’s Schindler’, honoured on a British stamp has succeeded with Royal Mail confirming that they will issue a stamp in 2016.

Sir Nicholas Winton organised the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of the Second World War in an operation later known as the ‘Czech Kindertransport’, helping the youngsters to avoid being taken to concentration camps.

Following his death on 1 July this year, at the age of 106, the newspaper Jewish News began a petition asking that Sir Nicholas be honoured on a British stamp.

Within a few weeks the number of signatories had reached 100,000, with the campaign gaining coverage in national media and across social media and, after expressing concerns that a decision could not be made immediately, Royal Mail confirmed that a stamp would be issued.

Royal Mail’s ‘decision maker response’ on the change.org website read:

‘Now we have consulted with his family, we are delighted to confirm our intention to feature Sir Nicholas on a stamp as part of a commemorative set, subject to the appropriate approvals, in 2016. The details will be confirmed in due course.'


Read much more about this story in the October 2015 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart magazine.
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