Pacific Islands and South Africa - Mike White - Worldwide Postal History. Censored and Military Mail.
| SOUTH AFRICA-SOLOMON Is..WW2 CENSORED with BANTAMS to NZ Forces.. 1943(Sep 3) Plain envelope to 620076 Sgt A. E. Marback, 207 L.A.A. Battery, 29 L.A.A. Regt., 2nd N.Z.E.F, NZ APO 150 Overseas bearing Bantam ½d & 1½d tied Durban machine d/s & with red on white Bi-lingual U.C. 8 (Small)/Opened by Censor label tied Arms C h/s in violet & with on reverse circular Chief/Post Office/6 Oct 42/N.Z,E.F. h/s in black ...................................... 207 L..A.A. Regt NZ served on New Caledonia from shortly after the formation in August 42 until leaving in the later months of 1943 for Guadalcanal where the unit engaged the Japanese at the battle of Vella Lavella in the Solomons group between 15 Aug - 9 Oct 43......This cover dated 3 Sept would possibly have arrived during the battle or cetainly shortly afterwards......Great cover http://www.riv.co.nz/rnza/rf/2nzefip/29laa.htm