The R. F. A.
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: C. A. W., Chelmsford; Dear Mother; Just a line to tell you I expect to come home in 5 days leave before leaving England for Inda I expect it will be Inda I don't now will tell you more later Ernest; SENT TO: Mrs. Wilesmith; Uphampton; Ombersley; W Droitwich; Worchestershire
Description(Color) This is a poem honoring the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, part of the British Navy. It appears as if written on a scroll under six Allied flags and a the Royal Standard. The stamp is green, British, and cost half-penny. The postcard was postmarked at Chelmsford on November 8, 1915, at 2 P.M. The card was sent from Ernest to his mother.
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
- World War I Postcards 
G. L. H. [author]; Wilesmith, Ernest [writer of accompanying material] (2011). The R. F. A.. PHYSCIAL: E. Mack (London (Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London)); DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from