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The Ice Maiden Team


Royal Army Medical Corps Major Wetherill and fellow soldiers of The Ice Maiden team have made history by becoming the first all-female team to use muscle power alone to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica.


Major Wetherill Royal Army Medical Corps and fellow soldiers The Ice Maiden team

The Ice Maiden team are all women soldiers serving in the British Army or Army Reserve. Their coast-to-coast ski across Antarctica was unsupported, and with only two resupply points along the route, they carried all the supplies and equipment needed to survive for up to 600km at a time. The team took 61 days on the ice and finally crossed the finish line on the 19 January 2018.

British Forces Philatelic Service has produced a commemorative cover to mark this historic crossing to be released on the 1 February 2018. To help raise money for Military charities the Ice Maiden Team carried some of the covers on the expedition.

expedition ski coast to coast across Antarctica

The cover bears an image of the expedition with its route marked in red. A special handstamp, BFPS 3213 featuring a silhouette of an "Ice Maiden", will be used to cancel a personalised Smiler stamp which bears an image of the Ice Maiden team at the South Pole.

antartica ice maiden commemorative first day cover stamp

There will be two versions issued:

Standard version costing £7.50 each.

Limited special edition 'carried on the expedition' costing £20 each.

Also available will be a few sheets of the personalised Smiler stamps (20 per sheet) used on the cover, priced at £38 per sheet (whilst stocks last - limited numbers available).

Covers and stamps may be ordered from the BFPS shop at www.bfps.org.uk and by post by sending a cheque (payable to 'BFPS CIC') to BFPS The Old Post Office, Westerlea, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN KY9 1AX.


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Burnt Vengeance


Burnt Vengeance - How will a dying patient in a hospice take his revenge? What are his final wishes and what will his solicitor reveal when she reads out his Last Will and Testament?


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