1973 THAILAND – AUSTRALIA…ANZUK FORCES via HOG KONG… [20349]

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1973 (Apr 2) Asia Hotel, Bangkok printed airmail envelope with vertical crease & edge wear to Officers Mess, RAAF Base, Richmond NSW from Wing Commander C. Belford, PX 48 HQ SEATO, ANZUK FPO 5 c/o GPO Sydney bearing GB machin 3p tied Field Post Office 1005 cds located Bangkok & with unframed 6 Apr 1973 arrival
& on reverse FPO 146 (3 Apr) alongside Kowloon Hong Kong (4 Apr) transit cds.
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ANZUK a tripartite force of Australia, New Zealand & British forces plus some civilians the purpose being to protect & defend the Asian Pacific region, formed 1 Nov 1971 & operational until 16 Dec 1974. At the same time South East Asian Treaty Organisation (SEATO) operational 1954-1977 an Alliance of 8 nations that included all ANZUK members existed their purpose being to suppress communalism with both ANZUK & SEATO duties overlapping & they did in fact work quite closely together

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