1944..GB – TUNISIA..WW2 FREE FRENCH AIR FORCE RETURNED.. [20626]

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1944 (Nov 7) Plain envelope roughly opened to left to Madame Deschamps, Tunisia countersigned from Adj. Chef Deschamps, French Air Force HQ, Queensberry Way, London bearing pair GB GV light colours 3d tied Elvington RAF P.O. /York cds & with continuous Crowns PC 90 OPENED BY / EXAMINER / 3475 manuscript Retournee jai la Censure & green on buff PC 23 RETURNED TO SENDER / BY THE CENSOR / FOR REASON EXPLAINED IN / MEMORANDUM EMCLOSED / IN THIS COVER label …. Fabulous RTS item from French Airforce at Elvington RAF Base. In May 1944 the bombers of 77 Sqdn moved to Full Sutton & 2 French Airforce Squadrons 346 (Guyenne) & 347 (Tunisie) with operational bombers moved in paying an important role in the Allied bombing of Germany. October 1945 both French Sqdn’s moved to Bordeaux.

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