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British Major unveils stamps to mark 300 years of Royal Artillery

Tue, 10 May 2016


Six stamps have been launched by the Isle of Man Post Office to celebrate 300 years of the Royal Artillery. 
 
They were unveiled by Major Kate Philp - a 'gunner' and the first British servicewoman to receive an operational injury that resulted in amputation. 
 
She joined the British Army in 2002 and was deployed to Iraq twice - her visit to the Island coincided with that of the Captain General's Baton as part of its global circumnavigation. 
 
The Isle of Man branch of the Royal Artillery is one of the largest - Kate says she's "immensely honoured" to be able to represent the organisation: 
 

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