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1947 Cover Two 1d BCOF overprints with Aust Army P.O (AAPO) 214 cancel with RAFPOST 322 backstamp (HML/72)

1947 Cover Two 1d BCOF overprints with Aust Army P.O (AAPO) 214 cancel with RAFPOST 322 backstamp
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1947 Envelope with Aust Army P.O No. 214 cancel with RAFPOST 322 backstamp on two 1d BCOF overprints.

In September 1946 APO 214 date stamp had been transferred to Britcom Sub-Base Area, Tokyo replacing 452. The allocation of 214 to Tokyo lifted the status of the Australian office considerably. A variety of circumstances brought about the increasing importance of the Tokyo office. One factor was the frequent presence on Tokyo of Australian troops in ceremonial parades and guard duties at the imperial palace, particularly before the drastic reduction of Australian army strength in late 1948. A large diplomatic representation had built up in Tokyo - two of many being the Australian Diplomatic Mission to Supreme Commander Allied Powers (SCAP) and a separate Australian Reparation Mission. Mail was also generated by Australians serving within HQ SCAP as well as those under BCOF command in Tokyo. Even though the main part of the British component of BCOF had withdrawn in 1947-48, there still remained substantial British representation in Tokyo.

British Royal Air Force (RAF) Post 322 Japan was based in Kure.

A bit of creasing on the corners otherwise fine.
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