Royal Mail D-Day stamp error
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Royal Mail Apologises After D-Day Stamp Error

It is after a stamp designed to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings used a picture of US troops landing in Dutch New Guinea.

Royal Mail D-Day stamp error

The stamp, which had been labelled "Allied soldiers and medics wade ashore", will now not be printed as part of the final set (Picture: PA).

Royal Mail has apologised after a stamp design from a "Best of British" collection depicted US personnel landing in Dutch New Guinea, instead of the D-Day landings at Normandy.

The stamp, which had been previewed with the caption "Allied soldiers and medics wade ashore", will no longer be printed as part of the final set.

A spokesman said: "We work very hard to ensure that our Special Stamp programme appropriately commemorates anniversaries and events that are relevant to UK heritage and life.

"We would like to offer our sincere apologies that our preview release for our 2019 Special Stamp programme included a stamp design which had been incorrectly associated with the D-Day landings."

Royal Mail also expressed its apologies via Twitter:

Replies to the original tweet by Royal Mail promoting the 2019 "Best of British" stamp collection sparked a number of replies, with Twitter users expressed their thoughts:

Other designs in the stamp set include British birds of prey with pictures of a red kite, golden eagle and a kestrel.

The collection will also commemorate the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth as well as a set that honours British engineering.

The stamps will be released in April.