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BELGIUM: 1936 to Victoria with Albert 1fr50c, 1fr75c & 5fr tied 'VERVIERS/21/VIII/1936', Brussells transit & Melbourne '10SE36' arrival b/s, minor blemishes. Carried on Imperial Airways flight IE473 ('Horsa') which on 29.8.1936 overshot Bahrain Aerodrome by 100kms at night as a consequence of the airfield lights not having been switched on!: Sanford #360809. The pilots made a forced-landing in the desert at Salwa Wells, Qatar. The Horsa was found 40 hours later, and mail and passengers were flown out by RAF Squadron 84 to connect with Imperial Airways service IE474/75; Squadron 84 was presented by Miss Jane Newman, an Australian debutante & one of those rescued, with a pair of pink frilly knickers to this day known as 'Jane's Panties'! A previously unrecorded survivor from the famous 'Desert incident'.
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GREAT BRITAIN: 1974 to Claremont WA with Machin 10p tied 'PITTENWEEM/19NO/74/FIFE' cds (Scotland) and fine 'DELAYED EN ROUTE/--AIRCRAFT HI-JACK --' h/s in violet applied at Perth alongside, a few blemishes. Carried by British Airways VC10 flight from London to Singapore which was hi-jacked on 22.11.1974 at Dubai; 23 passengers - including Australian aboriginal activist Kath Walker - remained aboard & were taken as hostages to Libya; demands for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Holland & Egypt were agreed to after a German national was executed; recovered mail destined for Western Australia received this explanatory handstamp.
POLAND: 1938 to Victoria with Scenes 10g & 45g and Smigly-Rydz 50g pair tied 'BIELSKO/15 VII 38' cds, Greek currency censor cachet on face, 'ZEBRZYDOWICE/15 VII 38' and Sydney '23JLY/1938' transit b/s, minor blemishes. Carried on Imperial Airways Flying Boat flight IE670 during which Corio was involved in a collision with Cooee at Sharjah on 16.7.1938, and the mail was transferred to Circe to complete the service.