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Auction: 233 - Lot number: 2399 << Previous   Next >>

Category: COCOS ISLANDS POSTAL HISTORY - 1941-46 World War II Military Administration

Description: ROYAL AIR FORCE PO 301: 1945 (July 30) usage of Forces 'Blue Triangle' Air Letter with message headed "99 Squadron/301 Section/RAF/ Ceylon Air Forces", to GB with poor 'RAFPOST 301' cds & 'RAF/CENSOR/575' cachet unusually in black, minor blemishes. [The letter states "...Naturally I am not allowed to say anything about this place...There's very little in the way of entertainment, not even a canteen...I went almost a month without mail and then received a pile all in one day..."]

On this date, 30.7.1945, the strategic role of RAF Cocos changed from providing staging facilities to being a base for heavy bombers operating against the Japanese in the Dutch Indies & Malaya.

Listed in: Postal Stationery - Formular Issues , Postal Stationery - Aerogrammes , Postal Stationery , Airmail Covers - Flying Boats , Postal History , Free Mail , Flight Covers Commercial , CEYLON , INDIA , Military - Air Force , Military World War II , AUSTRALIA , COCOS ISLANDS , MALAYA Straits Settlements

Estimate: AUD$ 400.00T

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Quality: A- Get Help on this Item

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Item was sold for: $300.00T