© 2020 Darrell Drury - Royal Engineers First Day Covers
Ontulling Monument at Driel
Royal Engineers 260 & 553 Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers 20 & 23 Field Company.
Cachet: 15 September 1989 Onthulling monument te Driel (Unveiling monument at Driel), Small sketch of the monument.
Stamps: Nederlands commemorative, Nederlands Liberation, issued 14 July 1945.
Circular Date Stamp: Driel Oosterbeek 15 -0.9 - '89.
Serial No: 0253.
Wording on the bottom left corner of cover:
In de nacht van 25 - 26 september 1944 evacueerden zij de 1e Airborne Divisie over de Rijn. "Zelden hadden zovelen zoveel aan zo weinigen te danken"
The night of 25 to 26 September 1944 they evacuated the 1st Airborne Division across the Rhine. "Seldom had many owe so much to so few "
Queen Mother's 90th Birthday 2 August 1990
First Day Issue
Postal and Courier Services R.E.
Stamps: 4 x commemorative : "90th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother", 20ᵖ, 29ᵖ, 34ᵖ and 37ᵖ, issued 2 August 1990.
Special Handstamp: BFPS no 1990 The British Forces Offer Heartiest congratulations to Her for her 90th birthday.
Signed: Air Commodore Sir Archibald Winskill CBE DFC AE, Captain of the Queen's Flight 1968 - 1982.
The Zulu War 1877-1879
Royal Engineer Officers are shown trying to Establish Heliograph communications from Tulega to Fort Ekowe.
Stamps: 28ᵖ "Tennyson in 1856" commemorative, issued 10 March 1992.
Special Hand Stamp: 113th Anniversary of the Relief of Fort Ekowe, 3 APR 92, BFPS 2324, Zulu war shields with crossed spears in the centre.
Cover Reference: JS(AC)59.