|BC225||200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar - Portsmouth postmark, unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC225DBL||200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar - Portsmouth, Gibraltar stamp doubled cover, unsigned||£30.00||Limited Availability|
|BC225DBLS||200th Ann Battle of Trafalgar-Portsmouth, Gibraltar stamp doubled cover, signed Captain Nowosielski||£35.00||Buy Now|
|BC225S||200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar - Portsmouth, signed Lt Cdr Frank Nowosielski MBE||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC225S2||200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar - Portsmouth, signed Admiral John Woodward||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BC225T||200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar - Portsmouth, signed by five Admirals||£60.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 18/10/2005
Issue Name: 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar - Portsmouth
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The cover illustration comes from a superb painting of Victory at Trafalgar by Geoff Hunt, President of the Society of Marine Artists. The special postmark at Portsmouth is HMS Victory's crest. Captain of HMS Victory, Lt Cdr Frank Nowosielski MBE RN has personally signed some covers for us. It is also available signed by Admiral Sir John Woodward, or signed by 5 Admirals: Sir Jeremy Black, Sir Henry Leach, Sir Alan West, Sir Michael Layard and Sir John Woodward.
HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805.
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Lieutenant Commander Nowosielski (pronounced "Nova-chos-ki") was Captain of HMS Victory from 1st April 1998 to 10th March 2006 - the longest serving Commanding Officer of the ship.
Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward GBE, KCB was a British admiral who commanded the British Naval Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
Admiral Sir John Jeremy Black, GBE, KCB, DSO, known as Jeremy Black or J. J. Black, was a senior Royal Navy officer. He commanded the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible during the Falklands War, and later served as Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command from 1989 until his retirement in 1991.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Conyers Leach, GCB, DL was a Royal Navy officer who, as First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff during the early 1980s, was instrumental in convincing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that retaking the Falkland Islands from Argentina was feasible.
Admiral Alan William John West, Baron West of Spithead, GCB, DSC, PC is a retired senior officer of the Royal Navy and formerly, from June 2007 to May 2010, a Labour Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the British Home Office with responsibility for security and a security advisor to Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Admiral Sir Michael Henry Gordon Layard, KCB, CBE is a retired senior Royal Navy officer who went on to be Second Sea Lord.