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Trooping the Colour commemorative cover

Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Parade ‘Trooping the Colour’ takes place on the 17 Jun 2017 and The British Forces Philatelic Service, in partnership with the Household Division Charity, has produced a commemorative cover to mark the event.

This year it is the turn of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, who will be ‘Trooping The Colour’ at 10am from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade via the Mall.

The majestic cover produced to commemorate this year’s event bears an image of a 1st class stamp, cancelled using a unique British Forces Postal Service special handstamp No. 3204. The cancellation features the Irish Guards’ regimental capstar.

Covers may be ordered from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk/shop). They cost just £6 for the standard version and £12 for the signed limited edition versions (UK/BFPO p&p free).

They can also be ordered by posting by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC’) to BFPS, The Old Post Office Links Place, Elie, Fife, KY9 1AX.

These covers are always popular and are available whilst stocks last.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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A/LCPL Kwarteng and A/LCPL Kwame-Tanoh of 64 Squadron, 6 Regiment RLC, who have been attached to BATUK for the past four weeks, have paid a visit to the Hope & Home Orphanage in Nanyuki, Kenya where they made food donations to the Charity.

The two soldiers decided to raise funds from friends and family in the UK via Facebook, raising a total of £150 (KSH 22,000.00) which was used to purchase much needed supplies for the orphans.

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