100 years of the British Legion, Part 3

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01 September 2021
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Guernsey Post has released the third of four stamps in a series commemorating the centenary year of the Royal British Legion. 

The third stamp was issued on the 1 September, 100 years after the British Legion was formed, bringing together four national organisations of ex-Servicemen that had established themselves to support those who had suffered as a result of service during the First World War.

The £1 stamp depicts British soldiers on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and follows the release earlier this year of the first two stamps, one depicting two Supermarine Spitfires and the other featuring a Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, which were issued in February and May 2021, respectively.

An image of HMS Ardent during the Falklands conflict features on the fourth and final stamp, which, along with the souvenir sheet bearing the four stamps, will be issued on 11 November 2021.

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Bridget Yabsley, head of philatelic at Guernsey Post said: ‘We are delighted to commemorate the centenary of The Royal British Legion. 100 years after its formation, it remains committed to providing essential support to members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families, long after service is over.’

Issue date: 1 September 2021, www.guernseystamps.com 

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