Dec 4, 2008

Lest We Forget FDC from Royal Mail,UK

FDC Name:Lest We Forget.
Issue Date:6th NOV'2008.
Details:Remembrance Day A day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) The day was specifically dedicated by King George V, on 7 November, 1919, to the observance of members of the armed forces who were killed during war; this was possibly done upon the suggestion of Edward George Honey to Wellesley Tudor Pole, who established two ceremonial periods of remembrance based on events in 1917.Remembrance Day services throughout the British Commonwealth, contains "Lest we forget" as its final line.
Remark:Royal Mail gives it tribute to the casualties of the world war by issuing stamps and FDC every year as"lest We Forget"by remembering the personals who died during the war. A ultimate tribute to all .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear s s rath,

Did you get the previous two FDC as it was the third of a three year tribute to the 'Fallen'.

Regards, Dave.

P.S. Please click oh the link to see the Somme and Passchendale FDCs:-


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