Monday, September 21, 2009

British Navy Uniforms on New Stamps

UK's Telegraph reports stamps charting two centuries of Royal Navy uniforms have been released.

Each of the six stamps charts the development of the British naval uniform, beginning with the gold-crested frock coat of an Admiral from 1795, through to the high visibility uniform of a 2009 Flight Deck Officer.

The new Royal Navy edition is part of the military uniforms stamps series, first issued in 2007 when it featured the British Army and continued last year with the Royal Air Force.

Shown above, The Royal Navy Fleet Diving Squadron launched the special edition release with an underwater photo-shoot at its training tank in Horsea Island, Portsmouth.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM