29 October 2010


Royal Mail recognises sacrifice of Armed Forces with new stamps

A History and Honour news article

28 Oct 10

Royal Mail has issued a special commemorative sheet of stamps today to recognise the sacrifice and contribution made by all those who have served in the Armed Forces.

Remembrance stamps

Each of the ten 1st Class Remembrance stamps includes a monochrome image of an Armed Forces Memorial from the National Memorial Arboretum decorated with bright red poppies
[Picture: Royal Mail]

All profits from the sale of the stamps will be donated to the National Memorial Arboretum, situated in Staffordshire, and part of The Royal British Legion family of charities.

The National Memorial Arboretum Commemorative Sheet "Remembrance" contains ten 1st Class Poppy stamps, with adjoining labels bearing images of the National Memorial Arboretum, including the Armed Forces Memorial which is a tribute to the 16,000 members of UK Armed Forces who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorism since the Second World War.

The Commemorative Sheet will be available by mail order, from most main Post Offices and at the National Memorial Arboretum at a cost of £13.50, with £9.71 donated to the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal - established to ensure the Arboretum remains a year round living and lasting centre of Remembrance.

Major General Patrick Cordingley, chairman of the NMA Appeal, said:

"The Arboretum has become a place in which the Nation comes to remember and pays tribute to our Armed Forces. However, we must better honour our heroes and all they stand for by ensuring that we provide the buildings and facilities for the ever increasing number of visitors. We are delighted that the funds raised through this wonderful Royal Mail initiative will help us achieve this."...

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