Friday, January 22, 2016

Jersey Post 2015
The Great War - 100 Years: Change

ISSUE DATE: 04 August 2015
STAMP SIZE:48 x 30 mm

The second part in our series commemorating the events of World War I focusses on change. 'The Great War' 1914-1918 was the first conflict to embrace the need for dramatic change in order to achieve the upper hand. The stamps feature the development of mechanisation, communication, camouflage and deception, uniform, observation and the tactics of war. 

The Miniature Sheet features Jerseyman. Flt Lt Charles Stanley Mossop DSC who, whilst operating off the French coast, became the first man to sink an enemy submarine from the air, an action for which he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. In August 1918, whilst on an aerial photo-reconnaissance mission, he decided to stop off at Jersey and pay a visit to his parents in St Helier, in doing so becoming the first Jerseyman to land a plane in Jersey. Mossop was tragically killed in a flying accident in France two days later.

Stamp images thanks to Jersey Post

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