Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Cover from French military base in Central African Republic

The Central African Republic conflict is a civil war in the Central African Republic involving the government, rebels from the Séléka coalition and the Anti-balaka militias.  MINUSCA is UN peacekeeping mission, which started in April 10, 2014 to protect Central African Republic civilians. One of the countries involved is France, and French Army use France postal system for their personnel. This is my second cover from MINUSCA mission, with four stamps and nice cancellations. Stamps on cover:

Marianne of Lamouche, issued on 1.10.2006.
Bicentenary of the Republic: Work of Gerard Garouste, issued on 26.9.1992.
Marianne type Luquet, issued on 1.1.2002.
Europa (C.E.P.T.) 2015 - Old Toys, issued on 9.5.2015.

Inside cover was this postcard from capital city Bangui. This is aerial view of Bangui and headquarters of the MINUSCA.

Thank you so much Martin and Wolfgang!

1 comment:

  1. Imagine having to serve in such a faraway place. Nice to see a stamp from 1992 still being used for postage in 2018.