The Channel Tunnel has been recognised in a Royal Mail commemorative stamp set as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The Kings and Queens series of stamps was introduced in 2008 and has since then explored 600 years of the British Monarchy, now concluding with the House of Windsor set. The Channel Tunnel has been selected as one of four stamps to commemorate important milestones during the reign of the House of Windsor, and celebrates the historic linking of Britain and France in May 1994.
The other significant events during the reign of the House of Windsor commemorated in the set are Scott’s expedition to the South Pole in 1912, the Second World War and England winning the 1966 Football World Cup.
Jacques Gounon, chairman and chief executive of Eurotunnel, said: “It is a great honour for us to see the Channel Tunnel on a British stamp. This is recognition of the magnificent feat of engineering that was the building of the Channel Tunnel and of the enormous impact the Tunnel has had on travel and trade for the UK over the past 18 years.”
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