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SA: 1936 TOMMY ROSE CAPE - LONDON RECORD FLIGHT: Cover franked GB adhesived to 4½d carried "Per favour of Flt-Lt. Tommy Rose AFC" on his record flight of 6 days, 6 hours, 57 minutes. SIGNED ON REVERSE BY ROSE. Wingfield Airport cachet 3 MAR 1936. On southbound February flight no mail was carried; on this northbound flight Rose carried only 16 letters for personal friends, not all signed; these were posted on arrival as per London 9 March cds; few survive. Superb, rare.
The route itinerary was: from Cape Town to Salisbury on March 3rd, Salisbury to Kisumu March 4th, Kisumu to Juba March 5th, Juba to Cairo March 6th, Cairo to Benghazi March 7th, Benghazi to Cannes March 8th and Cannes to Croydon on March 9th.
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