Corps of Signals:A Philatelic History

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Maj Gen R N Chakrabarty VSM,


Directorate General of Signals.


On 15 Feb 2011 Corps of Signals is completing 100 years of its odyssey in its role as communicators for the defence forces.  From use of Morse code to being the formidable information Warriors today, it has been a spectacular growth and momentous journey.   To dedicate these 100 years to our brave soldiers and comrades, the centenary is being celebrated in manner befitting the occasion with various events spread over the centenary Year.To Commemorate the culmination of centenary celebrations, we are releasing a Commemorative Stamp along with First Day Cover through Department of Posts ( Ministry of Communications & Information Technology).  This is a very memorable Occasion as the Corps is releasing Commemorative Stamp for the first time in its glorious history of 100 years.

The Corps had so far released nine Special Covers through Army Postal Services during various occasions in last 100 years.  An effort has been made by me and my team to put together all the special covers released by Corps of Signals which gives an overview of the journey of the Corps through Philately in a befitting manner.

I am sure that this information will be useful for Philatelists and will also help in opening a new field in the hobby of Philately in the minds of young Signallers.\"\"

AP040 –  Lt Gen VC Khanna, PVSM ; Brig RS Trehari

AP051 – Lt Gen M S Sodhi PVSM, ADC ; Brig KC Garga

AP064 – Lt Gen R P Singh, PVSM; Brig G K Bhagat VSM

AP127 – Lt Gen  S G Mookerjee, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC; Brig SC Dhawan

AP214 – Lt Gen AJS Bhalla, PVSM, ADC ; Brig VRP Sarathy VSM

AP327 – Lt Gen Prakash Gokarn, PVSM, AVSM; Brig J Malhotra VSM

AP442 – Lt Gen Davinder Kumar, PVSM, VSM**, ADC; Brig N P Sharma

AP526 – Lt Gen S P Sree Kumar, PVSM, AVSM, ADC; Col SK Choudhary

AP571-  Lt Gen P Mohapatra PVSM, AVSM, ADC; Col GP Chamoli

IP113 – Lt Gen P Mohapatra PVSM, AVSM, ADC; Maj Gen RN Chakrabarty VSM

(Special Contribution by P Ramakrishnan)

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