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British Army Uniforms - Sharpe

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British Army Uniforms - Sharpe, unsigned £35.00 Buy Now
British Army Uniforms - Sharpe, signed by Bernard Cornwell £50.00 Buy Now
British Army Uniforms - Sharpe, signed by Michael Cochrane £50.00 Sold Out

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  • British Army Uniforms - Sharpe
  • Featuring an image of Sean Bean as Sharpe
  • With an Ilford, Essex postmark (20th September, 2007)
  • Produced in association with the Sharpe Appreciation Sociey
  • Available signed by Bernard Cornwell or Michael Cochrane


Issue Date: 20/09/2007

Issue Name: British Army Uniforms - Sharpe

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Fans of TV series Sharpe went trigger happy for our limited edition First Day Cover created in association with the Sharpe Appreciation Society. It stars the delectable Sean Bean as the charismatic rifleman, Richard Sharpe in Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe's regiment, the Rifle Brigade or "The Chosen Men" feature on the 72p Green Jacket stamp. The Chosen Men were the SAS of their day and are also saluted on the postmark from Ilford, Essex. A limited number are available signed by bestselling author, Bernard Cornwell, the man who created Sharpe, or by English actor Michael Cochrane.

 

  • British Army Uniforms - Sharpe
  • Featuring an image of Sean Bean as Sharpe
  • With an Ilford, Essex postmark (20th September, 2007)
  • Produced in association with the Sharpe Appreciation Sociey
  • Available signed by Bernard Cornwell or Michael Cochrane

 

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Sharpe

In 1800 the British Army formed an experimenal Corps of riflemen, specialied in the role of skirmishing and reconnaissance. It's membrs were hand picked fom other regiments. (Sharpe's chosen men). They were armed with a Baker rifle and dressed in green, a colour which was good for camouflage. This was unusual because original idea for army uniforms was to intimidate the enemy with the size of the numbers advancing. Red, white and blue were favoured colours to stand out from the background. Green was a camouflage colour more suited to the role of the Riflemen. Within four months of its first parade the new unit led an assault landing at Ferrol and two months later it ceased to be 'experimental' and was gazetted under the new title of The Rifle Corps.

 

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Bernard Cornwell, OBE is an English author of historical novels and a history of the Waterloo Campaign. He is best known for his novels about Napoleonic Wars rifleman Richard Sharpe.

 

Michael Dundonald Cochrane is an English actor who specialises in playing suave upper class characters.

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