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Operation "FRESHMAN" 19 November 1942
A raid on the Vemork Norsk Hydro chemical plant in Norway was carried out Royal Engineer paratroopers.
Stamps: 24ᵖ Madonna and Child commemorative, issued 10 November 1992.
Special Handstamp: 50th Anniversary of Operation Freshman, BFPS 2341,The Emblem of the airborne forces Bellerophon mounted on the winged horse Pegasus, is in the centre.
Cover ref No: AF9 JS(AC)68
The Boer War 1899 -1902
The Wheatstone Automatic Telegraph
The Royal Engineers Balloon and Telegraph sections are represented on the cover but not named.
Stamps: 24ᵖ "40th Anniversary of the Accession" commemorative, 6 February 1992.
Special Handstamp: 93rd Anniversary of the Relief of Bloemfontein, 13 MAR 93, BFPS 2350, Royal Engineers Badge shown in the centre.
Cover Ref No: JS(AC)69.
The Battle of the Somme 1916
The cover shows a horse drawn cable wagon manned by a team of Royal Engineers.
Stamps: 28ᵖ Scottish Regional Machin definitive, dp bluish grey.
Special Handstamp: 77th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, 1 JUL 93, BFPS 2370, Badge of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Signed: Sir Anthony Rawlinson Bt .
Cover Ref No: JS(AC)77