Stamps from Dhufar

Here is a sheet of 8 stamps from Dhufar one of which shows the regiment, bottom right). The stamps relate to the Royal Wedding of 1973 between HRH The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips. Stamps from Dhufar and the State of Oman were issued by exiled Imam Ghalib bin Ali al-Hinai’s Oman Imamate State, …
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Antwerp Bridge

Lieutenant Colonel David Silvertop (OA30): Remembered: On the 4th September 1944, Lieutenant Colonel David Silvertop (OA30) who served with distinction in World War 2 as a tank commander was killed in action while on route to relieve troops held up in the Dutch city of Arnhem, after liberating the Belgium city of Antwerp. David Silvertop …
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Battle of the Douro

The Battle of the Douro, also known as the Second Battle of Oporto, saw Sir Arthur Wellesley’s (later the Duke of Wellington) successful Passage of the River Douro at Oporto in Portugal, on 12th May 1809 during the Peninsular War, forcing Marshal Soult’s French army into headlong and disastrous retreat to Spain. The 14th Light …
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The Battle of Vittoria

During the Battle of Vittoria in 1813, a patrol of the 14th Light Dragoons became involved in the capture, with the 18th Light Dragoons, of a French Royal Baggage Train.  Some attempts were made by British soldiers to ransack the King’s Carriage, but order was restored, and the King’s possessions, documents and looted works of …
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