A display given to the December 2021 FPHS Zoom Meeting by Chris Grimshaw. Gives the history of British and Allied prisoners of war held in Turkey during WW1, including details of camp locations, numbers of POW’s held and the postal arrangements through both the Turkish Post Office and the International Red Cross.
Various covers on RAF Censorship in WW2 in Burma, India and China..
RAF Christmas Cards from 1944 and 1946..
Official mail – presumably from the UK – to the AOC, AASF, who was Air Vice Marshall P.H.I.Playfair. Interesting m/s endorsement in red crayon: ‘By Air D.L.S.’ The HQ of the AASF was at Rheims..
The following is based on the contribution I made to the 50th Anniversary display we had at Spring Stampex in 2002. It has been added to somewhat, since then, and this is the augmented version. It presents examples of mail from the RAF (and Allies) during this campaign, looking initially at units initially in the UK, and, later, on the continent. There are two examples from the Fleet Air Arm serving under RAF command, and one or two examples of redirected mail addressed INTO the RAF during this period. It concludes with examples of mail from Denmark and Norway, after the cessation of hostilities.
The RAF censors were geographically located within the UK between 1940 and 1942. i.e. Northern Ireland and Scotland. It was also used in Iceland and faroe Islands. However odd examples have been recorded from Ceylon, Egypt, Gibraltar, Gold Coast, India and Palestine.
From Ian Muchall a display of RAF stationary and associated items used by the RAF, both WW2 and after, including Airgraphs, illustrated Air Letters, redirection labels and the Postgram service.
Passed By RAF Censor
The Postal History of the RAF type R1 censor handstamp 1939 - 1941
A brief display from Nick Colley showing a selection of returned naval mails from the period 1940 to 1944. Includes examples of ship cachets and labels, censorship and postal redirection used in this period.