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A display from Nick Colley of WW1 items from both British and German Naval and Air Forces in Belgium. Includes British Mission to Belgium, Siege Gun covers, use of the CEN(__)SOR cachets, postcards from the British at Zeebrugge then the RNAS and Feldflieger Abteilung. 

Date Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:13
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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..

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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A display by Michael Dobbs explaining the use of recruitment cachets by the British Army and the Royal Air Force during the recruitment campaign launched in late 1958 to early 1959. 

Date Friday, 05 November 2021 13:36
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CHANNEL ISLANDS FELDPOST SYSTEM 1940-1945 Alderney.

Date Tuesday, 15 June 2021 08:33
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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..

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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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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Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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pdf8Dover Patrol V 1.0 HOT
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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.

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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pdf9Early Postmarks V 1.0 HOT
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Early Postmarks

Although not part of Great Britain, a British Post Office was opened in Guernsey in 1794. Until 1810, a concave curve handstamp was used. The first version, G1 Type 1, is shown on the entire below, which was sent in February 1797..

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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