Eleven members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines will follow the legendary route followed by Sir Ernest Shackleton over the winter of 1915-16 to tackle the challenges of sailing in the Southern Ocean and climbing over the mountainous central spine of South Georgia.
To celebrate the historic and safe return of the original expedition and to mark this modern feat of endurance BFPS has produced a limited edition commemorative cover "BFPS 3194 Antarctic Endurance 2016". StampNews.com is glad to introduce this special philatelic item to our readers' attention.
A century on from Shackleton's remarkable recovery from the ice, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Antarctic Endurance Expedition 2016 aims to Inspire a new generation of adventurers in the Services; Celebrate the success of the 2014 Endurance team returning from the Antarctic; and to Educate organizations on the value of adventurous training with individual development.
The main image of this cover shows the route of the expedition. Two Royal Mail special issue stamps from the "Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition" have been used and will be cancelled by the exclusive 'Antarctic Endurance' special handstamp, designed especially for the occasion. The postmark also bears the unique serial number 'British Forces Postal Service 3194'.
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