A WW2 display of 10 slides from Peter Harvey related to two brothers serving with the Umvoti Rifles, 4thSouth African Infantry, 2nd SA Division in North Africa. Includes items from El Alamein, Tobruk and Prisoner of War enquiries to the Red Cross, followed by POW items from camps in Italy and Germany.
Registered naval mail from Aden in January 1940, bearing censor N511. Re-directed on arrival in the UK, presumably NOT over a PO counter, hence the ‘Posted out of Course’ mark, and the application of a 3d postage due – a single rate for a registration fee, being posted out-of-course?
Society member Geoff Hanney shows three covers of Indian FPO’s 323 and 324 used in Aden during WW1.
Martino Laurenzi shows covers from the British Adriatic Mission 1915 – 1916 including Base APO W, FPO W1 at Brindisi, and a superb cover to double VC holder Major Arthur Martin Leake RAMC.
Air Mail display by Jim Mackay
An initial display by Chris Grimshaw of WW1 Unit cachets, including Royal Garrison Artillery, Remount Depots, Infantry Base Depot’s, the RMA Workshops and a Prisoner of War Company.
On the 1st August 1965 at the Headquarters of the Australian Forces in Vietnam which were located at the Free World Building in Cholon District,Saigon the Australian Field Post Office was established...
Also known as The Baltic Battalion Training Team - in November 1993 the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) agreed to the formation of a joint peacekeeping battalion..
From Tony Plumb a rare insight into the Military, Commando, Naval and Air Force mail in Biafra during the period 1967 – 1970.