Jersey will Issue Stamps on RAF Search & Rescue

jersey raf stampsA new stamp issue commemorating the 75th anniversary of the RAF Search and Rescue Force will be released by Jersey Post on 6 February. The six stamps and Souvenir Sheetlet feature dramatic search and rescue scenes created by illustrator, Sharif Tarabay.  

The Air Sea Rescue Service was officially founded in February 1941 and adopted the motto, ‘The sea shall not have them.’ The six stamps in this issue depict specialised search and rescue vessels: a Lockheed Hudson aircraft responding to a distress flare, an air sea rescue high speed launch, a Supermarine Walrus seaplane rescuing two pilots in a dinghy, a Westland Whirlwind helicopter carrying out a winch rescue from a sinking boat, a Westland Wessex helicopter flying above a stormy sea and a Westland Sea King helicopter about to carry out a cliff rescue.

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