1940 KENYA – SOUTH AFRICA…WW2 SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES ASSEMBLING for INVASION of SOMALILAND.. [20135]

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1940 (Dec 26) Plain envelope registered to Ladysmith, Natal originally posted stampless & cancelled APO – U – MPK /3 cds located Wajir with blue crayon 928 below, manuscript APO 3 /8063 & violet framed bi-lingual Passed By Censor /MFF No 47 UDF & on reverse pair GV1 KUT 15c applied & tied APO – U – MPK /2 (31 Dec) located Advance Base P.O. Nairobi, a further APO – U – MPK /3 (26 Dec) despatch & Ladysmith Natal /RLS (8 Jan 41) arrival cds …………………………………………………………………………………..
The South African invasion force at this time at Wajir 16 Dec 40 – (3 Jan 41) was strategically moving to invade Italian held Somaliland & it looks as if no registration facilities were available at Wajir with the fee probably being paid in cash & adhesives applied in transit at Advance Base P.O. in Nairobi …………………a fascinating & scarce item

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