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                The Devil is in the Detail
I do love to follow a hunch. Not always successfully, but very often most satisfying. Of course Google is an absolute Godsend in this respect!
Consider this envelope, sent from a father to his son:
Not very dramatic at first sight, until I got behind the address. Obviously Tangmere = Battle of Britain, but I discovered that 92 Squadron was kitted with Spitfires and moved to Croydon; it supported the Dunkirk Evacuation and was also in the thick of the Battle of Britain. On researching Flying Officer Williams, I found his picture:
He was a Shropshire born lad who’d taken part in both the above campaigns and was killed in action just 8 months after receiving this envelope; he was aged just 20. His tally was 5 definite kills, 2 shared kills and 5 probables. He was recommended for the DFC posthumously but it was it was never gazetted.
I plan to give up my shop in October 2020; my second and final retirement! It has been most satisfying and interesting. If anyone is tempted to take it on, do please contact me to discuss.
Andy Neal Salop Stamps
     Salop Stamps
• Regular postal auctions • Collections/accumulations purchased • Philatelic accessories • Stamps, postal history and stationery
Andy Neal
23 The Parade, St Mary’s Place, Shrewsbury SY1 1DL
Email: Andy: 07528 209229
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