An apol­ogy to D-day veter­ans

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - OPINIONS & LETTERS -

I AM writ­ing to ex­press my deep re­gret that the pre­view of our 2019 Spe­cial Stamps in­cluded a de­sign which was in­cor­rectly as­so­ci­ated with the D-day land­ings.

I am sin­cerely sorry for this mis­take and the hurt it has caused, in par­tic­u­lar to veter­ans and those who lost loved ones.

I would like to re­as­sure them, our peo­ple and our cus­tomers that this stamp will not be part of our set to mark the 75th an­niver­sary of the D-day land­ings.

We are ask­ing veter­ans’ asso­ciations to share this mes­sage with their mem­bers.

I hope to work with some of them to en­sure the fi­nal stamps re­flect the sig­nif­i­cance of the D-day land­ings and the courage and sac­ri­fice of those who took part. None­the­less, we have let you down. On be­half of Royal Mail, I would like to say again how sorry I am. Stephen Agar Royal Mail Group

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