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NZ Post releases veteran stamps

NZ Post releases veteran stamps

On Thursday 11 April, we launched the veteran stamp series along with NZ Post.

The veterans portrayed in the stamps are Rebecca Brierton and Vance Leach (both formerly of the Royal New Zealand Navy), Ange Coyle and Ben Peckham (both formerly of the New Zealand Army), and Kelley Waite and David Bennett (both formerly of the New Zealand Air Force).

The six people featured in the stamps posed together

The aim of this stamp series is to show New Zealanders that many veterans are just like themselves, all living and working within our communities. They are ordinary people who at times in their lives performed an extraordinary service for their country.

Ben Peckham giving a speech in front of a slideshow of the stamps

The launch included touching speeches from each of the veterans, some about how they were when they left service, about the difficultly they had accepting that they were a veteran, and also about how honoured they are to represent veterans from these deployments.

David Bennett holding the stamps with Hon Chris Penk

Read more about Rebecca, Vance, Ange, Ben, Kelley and David

Purchase one of the stamps or the series at NZ Post Collectables(external link)