Apology from the Royal Mail over D-Day Stamps

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

Monday, 7th January 2019, 10:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 11:36 am

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.

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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,

Managing Director,


Royal Mail Group