Uganda : 40th Anniversary of ICAO


Issue date: 29/10/1984



Airliner at Entebbe airport (passenger service) and Boeing†707 of Uganda Airlines overhead.


Airplane of Uganda Airlines being loaded with cargo.


Uganda Police Airwing Bell 206B JetRanger II helicopter, registered 5X-MIA in Uganda.

At the lower-left is the emblem of the Uganda Police Air Wing.


Cessna†172 trainer over Soroti Flying School (East African Civil Flying School).


Miniature sheet: Hot‑air balloons race; ICAO emblem in the background and African animals.

The balloon at the front shows the three colors identifying Uganda: black, yellow and red, also found on the flag.

At the lower centre of the sheet are two Crested Cranes (Regulorum gibbericeps, also found on the flag and the coat of arms). The Crested Crane is the official bird of Uganda.

Cross Gutter Pair.

The upper stamp shows the first stamp of a set of four issued on 1 October 1984 for the †Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, USA, from 28 July to 12 August 1984. This stamp shows Ruth Kyalisiima from Uganda (Women 400 Hurdles), chosen Ugandan athlete of the year 1983.

The lower stamp is the first of the set issued for the 40th anniversary of ICAO.


Two progressive master proofs, one in yellow and black, the other in full colours, each with the word ORGANIZATION (at the top-right of the stamp) omitted. The omission is circled in blue by the printer on the full-colour proof.


Official First Day Covers.



Background : With its six equal horizontal bands, the flag of Uganda was adopted on 9 October 1962, the day Uganda gained independence from the United Kingdom. The black color identifies Uganda as a black nation of Africa, the yellow represents the abundant sunshine Uganda enjoys being situated on the equator, and the red represents Uganda's brotherhood with the rest of Africa and the world. The crested crane, the national bird of Uganda, adorns the center of the flag and stands on one leg facing the flag pole. The raised leg symbolizes that Uganda is not stationary but moving forward.