|Country||Great Britain – United Kingdom GB_PHIL_0028|
|Title||Great Britain – United Kingdom.
Commemorating Visit of H.M.S. “Grenville” 5th Frigate Squadron to Bognor Regis.
Circular Cancellation Bognor Regis, 6.10.59, on Plain Cover.
|Description||HMS Grenville was the second ship of this name to serve with the Royal Navy in the Second World War. Grenville and seven other U-class destroyers were ordered as part of the Emergency Programme. She was launched at Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend-on-Tyne on 12 October 1942 and commissioned on 27 May 1943.The Royal Navy’s practice had been to name all destroyers of a class with names starting with the class letter, in this “U”. However, the Royal Navy had reverted to an earlier practice of naming the flotilla leader after a prominent historical seaman, in this case after Vice Admiral Sir Richard Grenville, an Elizabethan soldier and sailor.
Stamp Sc. 292 – Queen Elizabeth II.
|Used/Unused||Special Cancellation – Bognor Regis, 6.10.59
Sent to England