: The Proud type D5 4 RAFPOST 4 SOUTH EAST ASIA
datestamp dt. Nov 28,1944 is of 4 Base Postal Unit/RAF Base PO 4 which was located in New Dilli from Sep 3,1943 to May 1,1947 in its entire period of functioning.
4 BPU controlled the RAF postal service in Pa#241;jab and the United Provinces thru 21 RAF POs.
Proud type D5 datestamps of 4 BPU/4 RAF Base PO is recorded used by Proud from Apr 18,1944 to May 1,1945.Forces Censor Mark
: The bisymmetric concave hexagonal R.A.F. CENSOR 396
rubber stamp is Garrard & Colley/FPHS type R35 censor mark, used in Palam (28.5901¢XN 77.0888¢XE), now located in South West Dilli district of the Union Territory of Dilli.Civilian Censor Mark
: The octagonal C11
steel stamp is Morenweiser type 7A censor mark of Mumbai Censor Station (official records show date of opening as Sep 9,1939 but covers are recorded censored there as early as on Sep 1,1939) with station code C
(code allotted in 5/1940) and 11
is the examiner's chop number, applied to indicate that the cover was not
opened or censored in Karachi.
This mark is recorded used at Mumbai CS with chop number range 3-76, from Apr 1943 to Sep 1945.Postal Rate
: From Jun 1942, Indian forces on active service in India were granted free postage on intra-FPO/BPO mail and on surface mail.
The benefit was later extended to the RAF personnels on active service in India, from Oct 1943.