Detail: Lot 318

Lot No: 318
Date: 1943, Dec 15
Est. price: £85.00
Category: GB Internal

Description: Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways, Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds, ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornaway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.

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(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways,  Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornaway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.
(GB Internal) Western Isles wartime services by Scottish Airways,  Glasgow-Tiree, then boat to Stornaway. In 1941 the air Ministry placed a contract with Scottish Airways to fly private and official service mail only, to and from the isolated RAF units in the Western Isles. No civilian mail was carried. Northbound mail had to be addressed to a dedicated undercover GPO Box number in Glasgow. Plain cover addressed to RAF c/o Box 204 Glasgow (the number used for Stornaway), franked 2 1/2d, canc RAF Henlow 15 Dec 43 cds,  ms confirmation of arrival on 18/12. This cover was flown from Glasgow to Tiree by Scottish Airways, thence to Stornaway by boat as air service held up by hurricane.