1974 VIET-NAM…VIET-NAM WAR NAVAL MAIL…. [19746]

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1974 (Aug 11) Pictorial Naval envelope showing ship & setting or rising sun & top left Shield with Sea Urchin overlaid by Anchor to Co Gong (Tien Giang province) from sailor at Dong Van Thuau, KBC 3318 bearing Sampan & Passengers 10p tied Quan-Buu (Military Mail) cds & with red circular Quan Luc Viet Cong Hoa /Buu-Tin-Vien /KBC 3318 with crossed anchors in centre cachet roughly translating as Army of the Republic of Viet Nam /Mail Office at K.B.C. /3318………………………………………..
Naval mail from the Vietnamese side is seldom encountered & K.B.C.numbers are the equivalent of FPO’s & APO’s numbers with each unit being allocated a different number unfortunately all official records showing locations & Unit allocations was apparently destroyed when Saigon fell 30 April 1975.

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