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Italian Navy Day: A Decal and RN Geniere for Golden Eagles!
Members of the Italian Navy celebrate Italian Navy Day on June 10th. The Italian Navy was founded in 1861, shortly after the unification of the country. Today it has more than 30,000 staff, 184 ships and 70 aircraft. They patrol the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian seas, as well as the Strait of Otranto.
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  • 10 June 2024
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Turkish Air Force Day: Get Yourself a Decal!
On June 1st, 1911, the first aircraft squadrons appeared in the Ottoman Empire with the support of Germany and France. In the early years of modern Turkey, its leadership paid special attention to the Air Force and by 1940, the Turkish Air Force became the largest in the Middle East and the Balkans, with more than 500 aircraft. Today, about 50,000 people and about 300 aircraft are in service with the Turkish Air Force.
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  • 31 May 2024
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Canadian Armed Forces Day: Get Yourself a Decal!
It’s customary to honor the Canadian Armed Forces on the first Sunday in June. Canada actively participated in World War II: the defense of Hong Kong in 1941, the raid on Dieppe in 1942, the liberation of Italy in 1943, Operation Overlord in 1944 and guarding convoys in the Atlantic Ocean. There are currently 68,000 people in the Canadian Armed Forces, 3,000 of which are stationed outside the country.
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The SAV 20.12.48 and a Decal are Available for Swedish National Security Forces Day!
The Swedish Riksdag approved the founding of the National Security Forces Day on May 29th, 1940 against the backdrop of the outbreak of World War II, although territorial defense units began to be formed earlier. Today, their number exceeds 22,000 personnel, approximately half of the Swedish Army.
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The Milan Temporarily Returns on the Anniversary of its First Flight!
The French Milan fighter jet was developed on the basis of the Mirage III by order of Switzerland and first took to the skies on May 29th 1969. Exactly 1 year later, the final version of this aircraft equipped with the Snecma Atar 9K-50 engine passed flight tests.
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  • 29 May 2024
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USS Des Moines Temporarily Returns on its Anniversary!
USS Des Moines was the lead ship of the Des Moines class of American heavy cruisers, laid down on May 28th 1945. She was the first ship to carry semi-automatic 8-inch Mark 16 guns, and instead of aircraft catapults, Sikorsky HO3S-1 multi-role helicopters could land on her deck.
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Anniversary of the Founding of the Corps of Royal Engineers: The Centurion AVRE Returns!
On May 26th, 1716, George I established the British Army Corps of Engineers by decree, which in 1855 was named to the Corps of Royal Engineers. In 1832, the corps received the official motto: “Ubique”, which translates to “everywhere”, as they participated in all major conflicts of the British Army.
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National Sailor’s Day in France: A Decal and the Duguay-Trouin Returns!
The history of French military victories at sea stretches back to the 17th century, from the War of the League of Augsburg. France pioneered many naval innovations, launching the first ever steam-powered battleship and diesel-electric submarine.
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US Armed Forces Day: Celebrating with a New Decal!
It’s US Armed Forces Day! The US Armed Forces hold world records in terms of budget and number of military bases outside the country. In terms of the number of combat aircraft, the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps rank 1st, 4th and 7th in the world respectively, and in terms of tonnage the US Navy is ahead of all other countries. This holiday is celebrated annually on the third Sunday in May.
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  • 17 May 2024
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Dupleix Returns to Sale on its Anniversary!
Dupleix was the fourth Suffren-class heavy cruiser in service with the French Navy. It was laid down in the fall of 1929 and put into service on May 1st 1932. At the beginning of World War II, Dupleix served near Dakar, hunting German ships and in June 1940 took part in the attack on Genoa and Vado Ligure. In November 1942, Dupleix was scuttled to avoid capture by the Germans.
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Get a Decal During Golden Week in Japan!
Japan celebrates four holidays in a row for this week! Showa Day, Constitution Day, Greenery Day and Children’s Day are celebrated from April 29th to May 5th, which is why this period is called Golden Week. We’re joining the celebrations!
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A Decal for Italian Liberation Day!
On April 25th, Italy annually celebrates the Day of Liberation from Nazism and Fascism. On this day in 1945 a large-scale guerrilla uprising began, ending the Italian Social Republic and the German occupation of Northern Italy.
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  • 25 April 2024
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St. George’s Day: England’s Flag Temporarily Returns!
On 23rd April, England observes St George’s Day. On this day, parades, festivals and dances occur in the country. For it, we’re temporarily bringing back the English flag decal.
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Celebrate the Day of Aviation and Cosmonautics by Earning a Themed Decal!
Since the beginning of time, humanity has dreamed of conquering the sky, and having reached it we turned our sights even further. On April 12th 1961, a manned spacecraft with test pilot Yuri Gagarin on board orbited the Earth for the first time. In honor of this event, World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on April 12th.
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  • 12 April 2024
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Get a Decal for the Anniversary of the Royal Air Force!
106 years ago on April 1st 1918 the Royal Air Force was founded, making it the first official and independent air force in the world. Since this day, the RAF has been involved in many conflicts throughout the 20th century. Perhaps the most famous one is the Battle of Britain, where ‘The Few’ defended British skies against the Luftwaffe, preventing a German invasion.
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  • 29 March 2024
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Get a Decal for the Anniversary of the Italian Air Force!
Italy was the first country to use aircraft in combat, which occurred in 1911 during the Italo-Turkish War. Despite this, an official separate air force was created on March 28th 1923. During World War II, the Italian Air Force had more than 3,000 aircraft that took part in combat operations in North Africa, the USSR and Italy itself. The modern Italian Air Force comprises of more than 500 aircraft, almost 100 of which are Eurofighter Typhoons.
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Anniversary of the La-5’s First Flight!
The LaGG-5 (later renamed to La-5), created by the OKB-21 under the leadership of S.A. Lavochkin made its first flight on March 21st 1942. By the summer of the same year, this aircraft arrived to the front where it went up against the Luftwaffe’s Fw 190. The La-5 was actively used until the end of the war, and almost 10,000 were built.
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  • 21 March 2024
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day, one of Ireland’s main holidays, is just around the corner! On March 17th, Ireland and several countries around the world celebrate St. Patrick, the famous missionary and patron saint of Ireland. Along with it, Irish culture is also celebrated on this day, where the country’s flags, plus shamrocks are hung, and participants in parties and parades dress up in green.
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  • 15 March 2024