Operation Overlord Postage Paid Envelope


Operation Overlord Postage Paid Envelope

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The Operation Overlord postage paid envelope features a group portrait of 5 Platoon 3 RAR in the postage paid area of the envelope.
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The Operation Overlord postage paid envelope (PPE) features a group portrait of 5 Platoon 3 RAR in the postage paid area of the envelope.

  • Envelope size: 220mm x 110mm (width x height)
  • Release date: 7 June 2021

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Operation Overlord. This took place during the Vietnam War in Long Khánh Province on 5–14 June 1971 and was the most intense action for the Australians in 1971. Following the discovery of the communist base camp, more than 2,500 soldiers and airmen from the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), including 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3 RAR), 4 RAR and US Army 2/8 Battalion, successfully fought the 3/33 North Vietnamese Army (NVA) Regiment.

This last task force operation of the war included the Battle of Long Khánh on 7 June. During the battle, 3 RAR fought for more than eight gruelling hours. The men were supported by Centurion tanks of C Squadron 1st Armoured Regiment, APCs, RAAF and US Army gunships, artillery and engineer units. Australian casualties included eight soldiers and two airmen, and a UH-1 Iroquois helicopter was shot down.

In August 1971, the Australian government announced the phased withdrawal of 1 ATF, and in 1973 the last Australian forces left South Vietnam.

This envelope is prepaid for one posting to any destination within Australia, delivered in accordance with the timetable applicable to the ordinary letter service at the time of posting, as published by Australia Post from time to time. When posted, the envelope is not to exceed 250 grams in weight or 5 millimetres in thickness. Full terms and conditions relating to postage prepaid envelopes and more information about the timetable are available at auspost.com.au.

Australia Post will exercise due care and skill in supplying you with this service. However, the nature of postal services is such that circumstances may impact on the successful delivery of your article.

This service has no compensation for loss or damage as Australia Post has no liability pursuant to section 34 of the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989.

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