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JS(AC)99a / AF19Ba Final Operations WWII - Far East VJ-Day IOM FDC 1
JS(AC)99a RAF cover (miss numbered JS(CC)99) dual numbered AF19a as part of the Airborne Forces Series. The cover artwork by Tony Theobald depicts paratroopers dropping from Douglas DC-3 Dakotas at Elephant point on the 1 May 1945 during Operation Dracula - the codename for the capture of Rangoon in Burma. At the bottom Gurkha paratroopers are shown with SIgnallers at Elephant point, meanwhile inser 5 Airborne Brigade are shown during Operation Pounce in Semerang Java in December 1945 where they were employed to keep the peace and re-establish order int he former Dutch colony. Cover bears the Airborne forces Pegasus logo.

Cover bears 20p Isle of Man 50th Anniversary of VJ day stamp which depicts the Bruma and Pacific Star Medals and an American aricraft with a jungle patrol underneath. The stamp is cancelled on 15 August 1995 50th Anniversary of VJ Day at Douglas Isle of Man. Cover has been flown from RAF Brize Norton to Kuala Lumpur and return on Lockheed Tristar ZD953 of No 216 Squadron.

Unsigned variant
Cover size 190mm x 113mm


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