Stamp size: 28.45 x 42.58mm
Sheet Layout: 10
Release date: 28 October, 2014
This year the Royal Marines celebrate their 350th Anniversary. From fighting on the decks and in the mastheads at the Battle of Trafalgar, through two World Wars, to the modern day leading the assaults on the Falkland Islands and Iraq and operating in Afghanistan, they are an integral part of Britain’s defence and the Royal Navy; their distinction combines excellence, versatility and unique amphibious skills.
A garrison of Royal Marines was based at Ascension from 1823. This set of postage stamps illustrates the various uniforms worn by the Royal Marines over the years against relevant backgrounds.