06 Feb 1948 – 06 Feb 2014 – Battle of Taindhar- Philatelic Tribute

06 Feb 1948 – 06 Feb 2014 – Battle of Taindhar-Philatelic Tribute

Naik Jadunath Singh  – A Legacy

The Nation today pays homage to one of its Brave Heroes Naik Jadunath Singh who was awarded the Nations Highest Gallantry Award Param Vir Chakra on 06 Feb 1948 posthumously while defending his motherland from the evil designs of the Enemy at Taindhar in Naushera (J & K)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry was redesignated as 1st Battalion The Rajput Regiment and NAIK JADUNATH SINGH fought the Battle of Taindhar  as a BRAVE  NON COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF 1st Rajput and was awarded the PARAM VIR CHAKRA on 06 Feb 1948.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Battalion The Rajput Regiment is now Known as  4th Battalion Brigade of Guards (1 Rajput) and  India Post released a Commemorative stamp on 15 Sep 1998 to mark its Bicentenary.

The FDC released on 15 Sep 1998 shows a Param Vir Chakra which was awarded to Nk Jadunath Singh. A Victoria Cross awarded to the Battalion is also on the Cover.

 

 

 

Field Marshal Cariappa to Naik Jadunath Singh – 06 Feb 2014

06 Feb 1948 – 06 Feb 2014 – Battle of Taindhar

Naik Jadunath Singh to  Field Marshal Cariappa – A Legacy

Field Marshal K M Cariappa,OBE  joined the First Batch of KCIO’s ( King’s Commissioned Indian Officers ) and was Commissioned in Carnatic Infantry . After seeing service In Mesopotamia he was posted to 2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry, which became his permanent Regimental Home  and he  rose to become the First C-in- C  of Indian Army on 15 Jan 1949 which is celebrated as Army Day by Indian Army since then.

The same 2nd Queen Victoria’s Own Rajput Light Infantry was redesignated as 1st Battalion The Rajput Regiment from 1945 to 1950 and NAIK JADUNATH SINGH fought the Battle of Taindhar  as a BRAVE  NON COMMISSIONED OFFICER OF the same Unit and was awarded the PARAM VIR CHAKRA on 06 Feb 1948.


1st Battalion The Rajput Regiment is now Known as  4th Battalion Brigade of Guards (1 Rajput) and  India Post released a Commemorative stamp on 15 Sep 1998 to mark its Bicentenary.

The FDC released on 15 Sep 1998 shows a Param Vir Chakra which was awarded to Nk Jadunath Singh.

A Victoria Cross awarded to the Battalion is also on the Cover.

A GREAT LEGACY INDEED.


 

APS Covers –The Bombay Sappers Reunion 2014- Feb 2014

APS Covers –The Bombay Sappers Reunion 2014- Feb 2014

New APS Cover issued during Feb 2014

APS Covers –The Bombay Sappers Reunion 2014- Feb 2014

Issued on 01 Feb 2014.  Serial no 02/2014.

APS Covers 2014-ISG

FDC – India – Bombay Sappers

FDC – India – Bombay Sappers

The President of India Presented Colours to Bombay Sappers on 21 Feb 1990. A Triangular stamp was issued to mark the event. The stamps were issued in sheets in Tete- beche pairs. An FDC with a tete-beche pair is shown.

Special Cover – GB – Royal Welch Fusiliers – Victoria Cross

FDC – GB – The Royal Welch Fusiliers – Victoria Cross

The Royal Welch Fusiliers was raised in Ludlow in 1689. A Special cover was released by British Forces Postal Service  on 16 Mar 1989 to mark the Tercentenary of Raising.

Victoria Cross – Sergeant  Luke O’ Connor was awarded the Victoria Cross at Battle of Alma in 1854 during the Crimean War.  He rose to become a Major General and Colonel of the Regiment. The cover shows Sergeant Luke O’ Connor.

The Royal Welch Fusiliers were present in Lucknow in 1857.

FDC – Ascension Island – Victoria Cross Winners

FDC – Ascension Island – Victoria Cross Winners

A Set of Four se-tenant Stamps were issued by Ascension Island to commemorate Centenary of Naval Aviation and Victoria Cross Winners of Fleet Air Arm.

40c – Lieutenant Commander Eugene Esmonde  led Swordfish Aircraft on 12 Feb 1942  on attacks against German Cruisers like Eugen , Scharnhorst , and Gneiseneau.

50c – Lt Robert Hampton Gray led attacks on Japanese Shipping  on 09 Aug 1945 in his Corsairs.

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FDC – Isle of Man – Parachute Regiment

FDC – Isle of Man – Parachute Regiment

Isle of Man issued  a set of Three Se-tenant Pairs of Stamps to celebrate the  50th Anniversary of The Parachute Regiment ( 1942-1992). The FDC with these stamps was released on 06 Feb 1992.

23 p – Pays Tribute to Three Campaigns -Nov 1942 Allied Landings in North Africa, July 1943  Invasion of Sicily , June 1944 “Operation Overlord ” in Normandy.

28 p – pays Tribute to two vital campaigns in WW II – Sep 1944 at Arnhem “Operation Market Garden”, Mar 1945 “Operation Varsity ”

39p – Potrays  the campaigns from 1945 till 1992.

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First Day Cover – GIBRALTAR – ROYAL AIR FORCE

First Day Cover – GIBRALTAR – ROYAL AIR FORCE

Royal Air Force Gibraltar  celebrated 60th Anniversary in 1978  releasing  five stamps on Aircrafts . A cover with 9p stamp showing Cauldron was issued to honour Air Commodore F M F West ,VC, MBE, MC. This Particular cover was flown in from Gibraltar in a Hawker Nimrod during  60th  Anniversary flypast before Governor General on 16 Sep 1978. Air Commodore West was awarded the Victoria Cross during World War I.

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Stamps on Victoria Cross Winners – Australia

Stamps on Victoria Cross Winners – Australia

Australia issued a  se-tenant strip of Five stamps on Victoria Cross Winners in 2000. The winners shown are Sir Neville Howse – South Africa 1900 , Sir Roden Cutler  – Lebanon 1941 , Edward Kenna – New Guinea 1945 , Keith Payne – Vietnam 1969.

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