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Aden 1940

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?

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 11:25
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War Office

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).

 

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Australian Forces

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...

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BalticStates

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..

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Bismark POW

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..

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British Army Camps

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.

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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British Forces Mail in Kenya

With the aftermath of World War Two Middle East Land Forces (MELF) was reorganised in 1948 following the final withdrawal of British Troops from Palestine.A new system of higher command came into operation and followed a phased programme due for completion by 1 September 1949 Within the new set-up Kenya came under the control of East Africa Command..

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Danish Forces

This display shows meter franking machines used by various Danish contingents supporting United Nations peacekeeping forces around the world. The use of such franking machines started with the Danish contingent supporting the United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) in Autumn 1990..

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Netherlands Navy

Nick Colley was first to show with a selection of material from the Royal Netherlands Navy in WWII which included official Dutch stationery postmarked Sheerness, Kent 27 AU 1940; a cover from South Africa in 1942 to a Dutch naval officer in London with a Dutch Navy censor label (Daynes NL2), applied on re-direction from London; a cover from Solok in the Dutch East Indies in February 1941 to a Dutch seaman in the UK with two different Royal Netherlands Navy HQ censor datestamps (Daynes NF100 & NF101); two items from the Royal Dutch Naval Air Service - a cover from 1942 and a Christmas card; a 1944 cover from Ceylon to Sweden censor with Dutch naval censor (Daynes NF104); and a Dutch naval censored item from HNMS Van Kinsbergen in the West Indies, with a US postage stamp and cancelled US Navy JUN 27 1944.

 

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Dover Patrol

The British Navy: WW1

The Dover Command and the Dover Patrol

At the outbreak of war, the Dover Patrol was part of the East Coast Command with HQ at Harwich. Dover as a naval base had become less important once the antaganist changed from France.

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