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Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service

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  • Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service
  • Featuring all 4 Submarine stamps
  • And a Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport postmark
  • Available signed by:
    • Ian Fraser VC
    • Dame Vera Lynn
    • Denis Healey
    • Sir John Major
    • Ian Fraser VC & Dame Vera Lynn
    • Ian Fraser VC & Thomas Gould VC
    • Signed by 6 WWII Admirals


Issue Date: 10/04/2001

Issue Name: Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Submarine Museum cover featuring the 4 submarine stamps and a Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport postmark (10th April, 2001), available signed by Ian Fraser VC, Dame Vera Lynn, Denis Healey, Sir John Major, double signed by Ian Fraser VC and Dame Vera Lynn, double signed by both Ian Fraser VC and Thomas Gould VC, or signed by six WWII Admirals: - Sir Arthur Hezlet, Sir Ian McGeoch, Sir John Roxburgh, Sir Iwan Raikes, Sir Ian McIntosh and Sir Anthony Troup.

 

  • Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service
  • Featuring all 4 Submarine stamps
  • And a Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport postmark
  • Available signed by:
    • Ian Fraser VC
    • Dame Vera Lynn
    • Denis Healey
    • Sir John Major
    • Ian Fraser VC & Dame Vera Lynn
    • Ian Fraser VC & Thomas Gould VC
    • Signed by 6 WWII Admirals

 

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Holland 1

Displayed at the Royal Navy Submarine in Gosport, HM Submarine Torpedo Boat No 1, more generally known as Holland 1, is the only example in the world of the first practical submarine in history. Built under licence from the Electric Boat Company of the United States at Vickers Son and Maxim in Barrow (now BAE Systems), amidst disdain by many she was unceremoniously launched in October 1901. Her pioneering crew of eight men and three white mice, operating in appalling conditions in a 60 foot long metal cigar, laid the foundation of a service that today operates the most powerful warships ever to serve under the White Ensign.

 

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Ian Edward Fraser VC, DSC, RD, JP was an English diving pioneer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Fraser was born in Ealing in Middlesex and went to school in High Wycombe.

 

Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ, widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart", is an English singer of traditional pop, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.

 

Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, CH, MBE, PC, FRSL was a British Labour Party politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979 and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983.

 

Sir John Major KG CH is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.

 

Thomas William Gould VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

 

Signed by 6 WWII Admirals:

Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Richard Hezlet, nicknamed Baldy Hezlet, was a decorated Royal Navy submariner. He became the Royal Navy's youngest captain at the time – aged 36 – and its youngest admiral, aged 45. In retirement he became a military historian.
 
Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Lachlan Mackay McGeoch, KCB, DSO, DSC was a commissioned officer in the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. He commanded the submarine HMS Splendid during the Second World War, and was later Flag Officer Submarines and Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland.
 
Vice-Admiral Sir John Charles Young Roxburgh, KCB, CBE, DSO, DSC & Bar was a Royal Navy officer who became Flag Officer, Plymouth.
 
Vice Admiral Sir Iwan Geoffrey Raikes KCB CBE DSC DL was a former Royal Navy officer who became Naval Secretary.
 
Vice Admiral Sir Ian Stewart McIntosh KBE, CB, DSO, DSC was a Royal Navy officer who became Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff.
 
Vice Admiral Sir John Anthony Rose Troup, KCB, DSC* was a Royal Navy officer and the last Commander-in-Chief Far East Fleet.

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