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1944 cover + letter 'HM LST 369' to "Armament Section, 1655 Flight, RAF Wyton,

1944 (Dec) cover and letter from 'HM LST 369' to "Armament Section, 1655 Flight, RAF Wyton, Hunts with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and PC 90 OBE 2144 label. [Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-369, 29 November 1944, at Rosneath. Tank Landing Ship] Roughly opened. Ref: 315-033.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover GB to 'Navy 134 FPO, San Francisco'. redirected to '3964' Leyte

1944 (Nov) Air Mail cover from GB to 'John A Clarke, Transhipment Mail Office, Navy 134 FPO, San Francisco' [Brisbane, Australia] and redirected to "3964" - Tacloban, Leyte, Philippine Islands. [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign: 22 Oct. 1944 - 21 Dec. 1944] US Navy. NB: Creased. Ref: 310-126.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover MARIANA Is. to USA. 'USS Houston F Div'. NAVAL CENSOR h/s.

1944 (12th. June) cover from MARIANA Islands to USA with US NAVY p/m. and d/r. PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From 'USS Houston F Div'. USS Houston (CL-81), a Cleveland-class light cruiser, was the third vessel in the United States Navy. Houston screened carrier strike units which pounded the Mariana Islands on 12–13 June and the Bonin Islands on 15–16 June. Ref: 314-100.


Price: £10.00
1944 cover MOROCCO to 'FS Roselys, c/o GPO London' Free French Navy

1944 (May) cover from MOROCCO to 'FS Roselys, c/o GPO London' Free French Navy with Controle censor label and s/r. 'X3' h/s. [Roselys (formerly HMS Sundew) was one of the nine Flower-class corvettes lent by the Royal Navy to the Free French Naval Forces. One of nine Free French escort vessels which supported the Normandy landings on and after 6 June 1944] Ref: 307-103.


Price: £45.00
1944 cover to 'WR Tilley, 3 Mess , c/o BFMO, BERMUDA'. tomb censor

1944 (Aug) cover to 'WR Tilley, 3 Mess , c/o BFMO, BERMUDA' and redirected to "Tortola" [British Virgin Islands] with Royal Navy tomb censor h/s. From 'D Sands Sto.'. Ref: 308-148.


Price: £20.00
1944 printed cover SWEDEN with MARINPOST 41 / LBR p/m. 'Marinpost 1301'

1944 (Jan) printed cover from SWEDEN with s/r. MARINPOST 41 / LBR p/m. From 'Marinpost 1301' - Swedish Naval post. Ref: 315-004.


Price: £15.00
1944 YMCA cover 'Frigate Noyola FNGH' to France. RETURN TO SENDER h/s.

1944 (Oct) CANADIAN YMCA cover from 'Frigate Noyola FNGH' to France endorsed 'FM' with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and tomb censor h/s. Also PC 90 OBE 2596 tape with boxed RETURN TO SENDER h/s. From Fench Marine - Forces Navales en Grande Bretagne. Ref: 316-135.


Price: £75.00
1944-45 Air Letter + covers Eastern Task Force. Motor Launch 201

1944-45 Air Letter and covers from Motor Launch 201 - 13th. ML Flotilla. Eastern Task Force. From (Jeff) "JH Luck RNVR, HMML 201". 1944 (Dec) Air letter with oval HMNL 201 cachet and tomb censor h/s. Also 1945 (March) cover from India 'On leave' with d/r. NAINI TAL p/m. [Himalayas] and 1945 (April) cover with d/r. BRITISH FLEET MAIL 37 p/m. [India] Ref: 310-107.


Price: £45.00
1945 (Dec) cover from 'Naval Party 1738, c/o FMO, Reading' to GB.

1945 (Dec) cover from 'Naval Party 1738, c/o FMO, Reading' to GB with d/r. BRITISH FLEET MAIL p/m. Naval Party 1738 - ROYAL KATHERINE 01.09.45 – 04.46. [HMS Royal Katherine was the Headquarters Flag Officer Western Germany between 1945 and 1946] Ref: 310-123.


Price: £9.00
1945 (May) cover 'HMS COFER' to USA. US NAVY p/m. censored

1945 (May) Air Mail cover from 'HMS COFER' to USA with US NAVY p/m. and censored. USS Cofer, a Buckley-class destroyer escort of the United States Navy. On 2 May 1945 as the group swept the straits to prepare for motor torpedo boat operations off Cape Djoeata, concealed shore batteries sank YMS-481. According to the Final Muster Roll from the YMS-481, Cofer destroyed the batteries and rescued 18 survivors of YMS-481. [The Battle of Tarakan was the first stage in the BORNEO campaign of 1945. [1 May – 21 June 1945] Djoeata was located on Tarakan's NW coast. (Tarakan Island, Netherlands East Indies)] Ref: 313-121.


Price: £45.00
1945 (Nov) cover GB to 'HMS "Formidable", c/o GPO London' Australia

1945 (Nov) cover from GB to 'HMS "Formidable", c/o GPO London' [Australia] with 'Received 7/12/45' to rear. HMS Formidable assigned to the British Pacific Fleet (BPF) in 1945 where she played a supporting role during the Battle of Okinawa and later attacked targets in the Japanese Home Islands. The ship then loaded elements of the 7th Australian Div. and their equipment at Tarakan Island, Borneo, and picked up more Australians at Morotai; she arrived at Sydney on 6 Dec. 1945. Vice-Admiral Vian addressed the ship's crew on 27 Dec. before she departed the following day with 800 naval personnel embarked for passage home. Ref: 314-108.


Price: £12.00
1945 cover 'HMHC "Duke of Argyle" to Shetlands. Hospital Carrier. censor 11637

1945 cover 'HMHC "Duke of Argyle" to Shetlands Hospital with shield censor 11637 h/s. [HMHC Duke of Argyll: Hospital Carrier - No 65. 12th. Aug. 1944 alongside Mulberry at Arromanches, the first Hospital Carrier to use the Harbour. Further crossings took her to Cherbourg, Dieppe and Ostend. She was then based at TILBURY and operated regular sailings to Ostend until 25th. June 1945] Addressed to 'Major CJ Fox TD RAMC, Military Hospital, Lerwick, Shetland Isles'. Ref: 307-015.


Price: £50.00
1945 cover 'Official Mail' CROISEUR "GLOIRE" to Paris. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s.

1945 (7th. June) cover 'Official Mail' from CROISEUR "GLOIRE" to Paris endorsed 'FM' with d/r. MARINE FRANCAISE h/s. [Until the end of the war, it provided fire support against ground targets to Allied forces on the Italian and French coasts] Ref: 311-053.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover Australian Navy. PACIFIC to Australia. PASSED FREE m/c. 'SED + M2384'

1945 cover Australian Navy from the PACIFIC to Australia with PASSED FREE m/c. From 'SED + M2384'. Faults. Ref: 304-005.


Price: £15.00
1945 cover CEYLON to 'LJ Cohen, Wardroom Mess, Kollupitiya'. PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 19

1945 (Jan) cover from CEYLON to 'LJ Cohen, Wardroom Mess, Kollupitiya' with boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / No. 19 h/s. From 'Lt (S) RL Cook RN'. [Jon Cohen: Linguist / cryptanalyst assigned to Colombo, Ceylon. Served in naval intelligence in the Far East from 1942-1945] Ref: 314-116.

The philosopher Jonathan Cohen was a fellow of the Queen's College Oxford and of the British Academy. He was also a polymath whose contributions across epistemology, logic, the philosophy of law, language, psychology, and science. His studies were interrupted by the second world war. Cohen trained as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park and, after learning Japanese, he served in naval intelligence in the Far East from 1942-1945. Jewish Personnel at Bletchley Park in World War Two: RN Sub Lt. Laurence Jonathan Cohen was born in London in May 1923 and attended St Pauls School; he recalls he was reading Greats at Balliol in December 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour and South Asia. He was suddenly asked by his College master if he would like to learn Japanese. He had no idea what it would be for until he reached Bletchley. They studied in Bedford six days a week under a WW1 Naval Intelligence officer, Oswald Tuck, formerly served as Naval attache in Tokyo. The speed of their progress embarrassed the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), who said it could never be done! Cohen later served in the listening and decoding stations in Mombassa (East Africa) and Colombo (Sri Lanka). Michael Loewe and Jonathan Cohen were soon thrown in at the deep end to the secret world of Naval Intelligence and ciphers; resplendent uniforms and naval etiquette; Admiralty communiqués and naval acronyms. They were even sent on a navy frigate patrol in the North Sea to familiarise them with naval problems.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover FRANCE to 'British Liason Staff, FS Gloire, Post Navale'

1945 (June) cover from FRANCE to 'Cadet RW Young, British Liason Staff, FS "Gloire", Post Navale'. Gloire was a French light cruiser of the La Galissonnière class. Refit at Algiers to 17 June. Ref: 308-105.


Price: £20.00
1945 cover INDIA to 'NP 1738, c/o BFMO, England'. NAVAL PARTY

1945 (Dec) cover INDIA to 'NP 1738, c/o BFMO, Reading, England'. Naval Party 1738 - ROYAL KATHERINE 01.09.45 – 04.46. [HMS Royal Katherine was the Headquarters Flag Officer Western Germany between 1945 and 1946] Ref: 304-112.


Price: £9.00
1945 cover NEWFOUNDLAND to 'Edward John Butters, HMS Turquoise, c/o FMO Aberdeen'

1945 cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to 'Seaman Edward John Butters, HMS Turquoise, c/o FMO Aberdeen'. [Armed boarding vessel used by the British navy during WW2 for anti-submarine training] Ref: 316-080.


Price: £15.00
1945 cover PHILIPPINES to USA. 'USS Barataria'. PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR

1945 (Jan) Air Mail cover from the PHILIPPINES to USA with US NAVY p/m. and s/r. PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR h/s. From USS Barataria (AVP-33) a United States Navy Barnegat-class seaplane tender. The Philippines campaign. Jan. 1945, Barataria tended the Consolidated PBY-5A Catalinas of Patrol Bomber Squadron 71 (VPB-71) as they carried out night time "Black Cat" strikes against shore installations and shipping along the coast of China and conducted anti-submarine patrol missions. Based first at Cabalitan Bay. Ref: 314-099.


Price: £10.00
1945 real photo PPC 'Class 180 HMS ROYAL ARTHUR' Shore Establishment

1945 real photo PPC 'Class 180 HMS ROYAL ARTHUR' Shore Establishment with 1946 oval STEWARDS DIVISION / LYNEHAM RN CAMP h/s. to rear. NB: Corner damaged. Ref: 309-115.


Price: £9.00