© 2020 Darrell Drury - Royal Engineers First Day Covers
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
The attack on the Caen Canal & River Bridges.
Commemorative Cover - First Day of Issue.
The RE badge represents the fact that Royal Engineers were present in the attack teams.
Stamps: 25ᵖ "Tank and Infantry advancing, Ouistreham," commemorative, issued 6 June 1994.
Special Hand Stamp: 50th Anniversary D-Day, The taking of Pegasus Bridge, 6-6-94, BFPS 2419, Image of bridge and soldier in the centre.
Signed: Major John Howard DSO.