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?
Our first display for April includes a comprehensive display of Indian Aerogrammes both military and civil, 1941 - 1945, a display of WW2 Bomber Mail from RAF Transport Command and a unique display of rarely seem postal history from the Biafran Military during 1967 - 1971 Biafra war.
Our second April display includes material from the 1947 Madagascar uprising, Hospital Ships used during the 1911-192 Italian - Turkish War and some unique WW2 POW Mail associate with Emil Auer and the American Aid for German POW’s.
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.
There was a mixture of displays with Richard Berry showing some early War Office items; John Cranmer with WW2 material relating to an RCAF airman reported killed; Nick Colley with WW2 Royal Navy items; Alan Baker WW1 Portuguese related material; Martino Laurenzi British FPOs in Italy; Howard Weinert WW1 US naval mail from the Adriatic and early 1920s mail; Michael Dobbs with recent acquisitions of Norway 1946, modern packet datestamps on commemorative covers and an item from CEPO in Cyprus; Geoff Hanney with WW1 Indian Army FPOs including from Aden; Ian Muchall with WW1 RFC/RAF material and RAF between the wars in Iraq; Peter High with WW2 Hospital Ships and Karl Winkelmann with Irish military postal history during UN deployments (Congo/Cyprus/Lebanon).
See full meeting report here: Meeting Report
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..
British P.O.W. camp 8.
7th June 1941
The letter arrived on the 3rd August 8 weeks after it was written: Through the postcard I was allowed to send you, you have already learned that I have landed in British captivity..
The display is in two parts. The first starts with 14 sheets presenting some British army camp postmarks from the early 20th Century (and one naval camp, at Blandford). The next seven sheets show items from the US-led peace- keeping force in Santo Domingo, 1965-66. A number of items from the US base at Guantanamo Bay come next, covering the period 1942-2002. A number of items of mail from Irish naval vessels and the Irish army from the collection of the late Mike Knott follows.
The second part commences with an extensive accumulation of items depicting the US occupation of Haiti follows the Irish material. There follows a remarkable sequence of postcards depicting Indian Forces and their uniforms, They are all sent by the Reverend F.R Taggart serving in Egypt and South Africa in 1942 to his daughter on the Isle of Man.