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Isle of Man Post Office issue

Set marks 300 years of Royal Artillery

Isle of Man Post Office is marking 300 years of the Royal Regiment of Artillery with a set of six stamps.

The collection will depict a number of veterans from the regiment, including Major Kate Philp who lost her leg in Afghanistan, and a soldier of the Royal Artillery from 1716.

The set also illustrates uniforms worn by gunners over the past three centuries.

The launch on 9 May coincides with the Captain-General's baton visit to the Island during its global circumnavigation.

Officer and Commander of the Island's Army Reserve Major Glenn Espie says the Manx have an historic connection with the regiment:

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