Centenary of the Royal British Legion - Part 2

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First Day Cover This cover features Stamp 2 in our series of 4 commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Royal British Legion.The Philatelic Bureau offers a first day cover service in respect of all stamp issues. A ..

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Single Stamp £1 Stamp 2 in a series of 4 stamps commemorating the 100th Anniversary of The Royal British Legion.The stamp features part of a wreath of poppies and the RAF hurricane.This single stamp is in a robust gl..

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RBL Centenary BU Poppy 50p Set This year we mark 100 years of the Royal British Legion. And to mark this important moment, along with our stamp set, a BRAND NEW 50p coins issued by Jersey in support of the Royal British Legion is a..

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Description

After the First World War, millions of men returned home but were faced with terrible hardship as Britain struggled with huge economic problems. Many servicemen had suffered horrific injuries, and many families had lost their male family members. Initially the ex-servicemen formed a number of independent organisations to provide support and welfare. 

The creation of The British Legion can largely be attributed to Field Marshal Earl Haig and Lance Bombardier Tom Lister, who brought together numerous ex-servicemen's organisations as one body. Its aim was to provide care for all those who had suffered as a result of service during the war.

The British Legion received its Royal appellation on 29 May 1971 – the date of its golden anniversary. Membership was extended to serving members of Her Majesty's Forces, as well as to ex-Service personnel, in 1981.

We are proud to commemorate the centenary of the formation of the Royal British Legion with the release of four stamps, which will be issued during the course of 2021. The second stamp, released on 15 May, depicts part of a poppy wreath, the recognised symbol of Remembrance, and a Hawker Hurricane fighter plane. 

When joined together, the stamps bear a single wreath of colourful poppies in striking contrast to the black and white images chosen to symbolise the commitment of members of the British Armed Forces.

The fourth and final stamp - along with the souvenir sheet bearing the four stamps and depicting a wreath of poppies - will be issued on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2021.

Specification

Date of Issue 15 May 2021
Designer The Potting Shed
Printer Southern Colour Print
Values £1
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30.5mm deep x 64mm wide
Paper NovaStamp Non Phosphor Gummed 105gsm
Perforation 13.575 x 13.125
Cylinder A

Centenary of the Royal British Legion - Part 2