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Events of 1917

A selection of Christmas cards designed by – and produced for – a number of units, mostly British, but a few US units also made an appearance. There was one exception to this theme: a New Year card for 1917:

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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Feb 2021 Displays

Our second meeting of the New Year but our first with a theme - and that was “Air Forces and Flown Covers”.  A wide subject area but we still accepted presentations which did not fit into the theme.  Once again we had around 25 members present from various parts of the world.

Once again Alan Baker started us off with a selection of RCAF and RAF material.  This included RCAF covers from the UK and also in Newfoundland as part of Force W.  The Caribbean featured a great deal with a cover to US Marines in Jamaica as well as covers from US bases in the Caribbean; items from the RAF in the Bahamas, including one from RAF Station No 111 in Nassau and also RAF Transport Command in Trinidad.  Then we moved to Canada with covers from RAF personnel training in that country, from a US national serving with the RCAF and also a much re-directed cover to an RCAF individual in the UK.

See full meeting report here: Meeting Report

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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Field Service Postcards

Numerous covers of Field Service Postcards including Accelerated Postcard and Red Honour Envelopes,

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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Another display from Peter High and his extensive hospital ship collection. Shows French hospital ships in the 1946 – 54 Indochina War and then further hospital ship material from the Nigerian-Biafra War 1967 – 1970 and finally a cover from the casualty transport ship USS Repose used during the Chinese Civil War 1946. 

Date Friday, 05 November 2021 13:36
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An exceptional display by Garry Diffen, previously submitted to the society Presidents Cup Competition. Explains the paper shortages suffered by ANZAC troops at Gallipoli 1915 and the improvisation used to send letters and cards home, using ammunition boxes, cigarette packets, cigarette cartons and even card from their ration packs.

Date Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:13
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German Hospital Ships WW2

A cover with letter, written in what is thought to be one of the small paddle steamers requisitioned by the Germans for use as hospital ships plying the Danube River during the war..

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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Gibraltar Camp

The contents consists of a large number of photos of postal history items from Gibraltar Camp in Jamaica. There is a mix, it seems, of two collections (ie two different styles of write-up), and a number of unmounted items. This material is quite scarce..

Date Saturday, 20 March 2021 12:44
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Another outstanding display from Harold Krische showing exceptionally rare cards with an Easter theme from German Prisoners of War in Japan WW1. These are camp printed cards, made by the prisoners depicting both Easter scenes and life within the camps. Includes inter-camp mail, cards sent home to Germany and illustrations of POW camp cachets. 

Date Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:13
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An extensive and comprehensive display from FPHS member Madhukar Jhingan tracing the Aerogramme, or Air Mail Letter Card service from 1941 through to 1945, showing both military and civil use. 

Date Thursday, 01 April 2021 16:40
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In this display Harold Krische shows a range of covers sent to the American Aid for German Prisoners addressed to Buffalo New York. This includes significant Prisoner of War mail, including items from Canada, France, U.S. Internment camps and Jamaica. 

Date Thursday, 01 April 2021 16:40
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