This third issue of stamps commemorating the
First World War, explores the part played by the Guernsey men and boys who were
engaged in the war at sea.
As with the previous issues, the research has revealed
that their presence was far flung, honourable and that many of them made the
The name ‘Bluejackets’ was given to the sailors in the
Royal Navy and we have chosen six of them to represent the Bailiwick's
contribution. Individually, these men featured at almost every major sea battle
and turning point in the five-year conflict. Collectively, their stories give a
strong account of the Royal Navy in the Great War.
The WW1 British navy signal flags under the Royal
Cipher spell out 'valour', which these six Guernseymen showed.
|Date of Issue
||11 November 2016
||43p, 57p, 58p, 64p, 70p, 78
||40.64mm deep x 36.85mm wide
||110gsm unwatermarked PVA adhesive
||14 x 15
Stories from The Great War Part 3