Stories from The Great War Part 3 SI

Stories from The Great War Part 3

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 ultimate sacrifice.

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.  

Technical Details

Issue Date: 11.11.2016
Designer: Charlotte Barnes
Printer: BDT International
Process: Offset Lithography
Size: 40.64mm deep x 36.85mm wide
Values: 43p, 57p, 58p, 64p, 70p, 78p