In the first set of a series of military uniforms, Royal Mail is issuing a set of 6 stamps showing British Army Uniforms.
The stamps, in se-tenant strips of 3, feature in reverse chronological order:
1st class a military police NCO from Kosovo, a tank commander from the Second World War, and an artillery observer from World War One;
78p a rifleman from the Peninsula War, a grenadier from the battle of Blenheim and a trooper from the Earl of Oxford's Horse from around the time of the restoration of King Charles II.
The set tracks the changes from the colourful uniforms of the 17th, 18th and 19th century to the present day disruptive pattern camouflage.