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The third Victory number, of June 15th 1946, was the
‘Victory Parade Number’

(Appendix List No. 133) which covers the start of the Victory celebrations in London on June 8th. The focal point of the parade was the saluting-base in the Mall where, for two hours, the King stood acknowledging the salutes as long marching and mechanised columns passed by. These columns included the heroes of the parade, Churchill and Montgomery; the Royal Marines, Royal Navy and RAF; overseas troops; Britain’s allies; the Merchant Navy, Women’s forces and Civil Defence Services and British and Allied Service chiefs.
The coloured cover by Cyrus Cuneo shows flags of Britain and the Empire and Service banners flanking a large circular victory plaque depicting St. George slaying the dragon. Below are figures and scenes from famous past victories: Crecy, Agincourt, Blenheim, Trafalgar, Waterloo, the Crimea and the Great War.
This issue is number 5591, vol. 208 pages 637-665, measuring 37 x 26 cm and priced at one shilling and sixpence.

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