South Africa 1917 Major Miller's Recruiting Tour, Signed Letter


  • 1917 Stampless City of Port Elizabeth stationery envelope complete with letter on City stationery from the City Engineer of Port Elizabeth to same in Grahamstown.
  • Endorsed at top "By First Aerial Post" and SIGNED BY PILOT "Allister M Miller Major RFC".
  • The accompanying letter reads "I am availing myself of the opportunity through the kindness of Major Miller, DSO in sending Greetings by First Aerial Post from Port Elizabeth to your city".
  • Major Miller's recruiting flights were the pioneering instance of Aerial Touring in South Africa.
  • F-VF, quite likely the unique surviving flown piece from this stage of the tour.
  • An exhibition showpiece.
  • Ex Jeidel.
  • The Recruiting Tour was part of pioneering aviator Major Allister Miller's efforts to recruit South African pilots and other personnel for the Royal Flying Corps.
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