StampNews.com got to know that Canada Post has released a new commemorative envelope with a stamp on it to honor the Régiment de Hull and its 100 years of service. The Régiment de Hull, known then as the 230th Battalion French Canadian Voltigeurs, was established in 1914, as a response to the outbreak of the First World War.
The envelope illustrates archival photographs that recall the earlier days and later service in Germany, Korea, Cyprus, Israel, Haiti, the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. It was issued on the 7th August and is now available for purchasing.
"Commemorating defining moments of this country's history is important, as is remembering the incredible stories as they truly mark the contributions Canadians have made," says Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services at Canada Post.
The Salaberry Armoury, home to the Régiment de Hull, is located in Gatineau, Québec. The building has been identified as a historic site and was used as the site of local recruitment during the Second World War. The image of the historic building appears on the envelope’s postage.
The Régiment de Hull commemorative envelope was projected by Katie Deering, a Canada Post designer, and 8,000 envelopes were printed by Lowe-Martin Group.