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Armed Forces (Overseas Mail Services)

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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asked the Postmaster-General whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of air-mail charges for letters to troops serving in the various theatres of war?

I append a statement as requested by the hon. Mem-

Name of Country or Force, etc.Airgraphs by air throughout.Air Letters normally by air throughout (unless other-wise stated).Ordinary Air Mail partly by sea partly by air unless otherwise stated.Surface Mails.
Rate.Rate.Letter Rate per ½ oz. (unless otherwise stated).Postcard Rate.Rates.
Aden3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.Letters:—
Australia 3d.†6d.1s. 3d.7d.1½d. for first oz.
British N. African Force3d.6d.No ServiceNo Service1d. for each
British Somaliland3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.addl. oz.
Canada3d.6d.*1s. 3d.*7d.
5d. (by sea to Canada).3d. (by sea to Canada).Postcards:— 1d.
Ceylon3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.
East African Force3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.Newspapers:—
Eritrea3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.½d. per 2 oz.
Ethiopia3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.
Falkland IslandsNo ServiceFor particulars inquire at counter.
Faroe IslandsNo ServiceNo ServiceNo ServiceNo ServiceParcels:—
GibraltarNo ServiceNo Service5d. for 1 oz.2½d.Up to 31b. 9d.
3d. for each3–7 lb. 1s. 6d.
additional oz.7–11 lb. 2s. 0d.
IcelandNo ServiceNo ServiceNo ServiceNo Service11–22 lb. 3s. 6d.
India Command3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.
MaltaNo Service6d.1s. 3d.‡3d. (By air throughout)
Middle East Force3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.Foodstuffs,
New Zealand3d.†6d.1s. 3d.7d.including
Persia & Iraq Force3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.Chocolate and
Somalia (Italian Somaliland).3d.6d.1s. 3d.7d.Confectionery of All Kinds,
South Africa3d.6d.No ServiceNo Serviceand Matches
U.S.A.3d.6d.*1s. 3d,*7d.are prohibited
5d. (by Sea to U.S.A.).3d. (by Sea to (U.S.A.).
West African ForceNo Service6d.No ServiceNo Service
* Normally by Air throughout.
† By Air only to America.
‡ The 3d. rate is applicable only to thin Postcards for Malta of the type sold at Post Offices.

asked the Postmaster General whether there is an airgraph or air-letter service to troops serving in the Bahamas?

There is no airgraph service from this country to the Bahamas. Air letters may be sent to members of H.M. Forces serving in the Bahamas at a postage rate of 6d.