Wilfred Owen MC

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British Forces Philatelic Service

The Old Post Office Links Place

Wilfred Owen enlisted into the Artistic Rifles Officers' Training Corps on the 21st October 2015. After he finished his training he was commissioned as a second lieutenant into the Manchester Rifles. He served in France both in the trenches and on the front line where he experienced first-hand the 'horrors of war'. These not only changed his life but were to form the basis of some of his poems. For "conspicuous gallantry' Owen was awarded the Military Cross on the 4th October 2018. He was killed in action on the 4th November 2018 one week before the Armistice was signed. To mark the centenary of his death BFPS has produced a numbered limited- edition commemorative cover to be published on the 4th November 2018. Each commemorative cover will have an A4 information insert both of which will be presented in a protective cellophane slip making a highly desirable collectable. There will be only 100 of these numbered limited-edition covers produced and these can be bought from the BFPS online shop (www.bfps.org.uk/shop).

For more information on this event: http://www.bfps.org.uk/shop/commemorative-covers/cc72-bfps-3218-wilfred-owen-mc

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Sunday 4th November 2018 - Saturday 31st October 2020


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