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H.M.S. Landswell : Christmas 1945 (Handmade Greeting Card Using Japanese Invasion 10 Dollars Banknote)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Denomination
10 Malayan Dollar
Issued Date/Year
1945 CE - Common Era
Note Type
Paper - Circulation
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Uncirculated
H.M.S. Landswell : Christmas 1945 (Handmade Greeting Card Using Japanese Invasion 10 Dollars Banknote)
Original vintage, World War II Christmas greeting card which has been handmade using a Ten Dollar banknote of Japanese Invasion money from Malaya, on the front they have stuck on a red white and blue ‘V’ for Victory and on the left a red and blue scroll which has the words ‘Christmas 1945’ written on it.

Inside it has a handwritten message (which was written from Singapore).

CONTENT
 
To you            Wth

To wish you all Happiness on
Christmas Day
and throughout the Coming Year


from Julian

Singapore

REVERSE

Made in Carmel
Singapore

H.M.S LANDSWELL

When the Japs surrendered, only Molcab1 and Molcab 2 were actually deployed. Once in Cochin, India, or Singapore, they became HMS LANDSWELL.

Their purpose was to provide accommodation, security and technical facilities/support for Landing-Craft crews while they were operating away from their Parent Ship.(L.S.I's / Troopships) A MOLCAB consisted of 36 Officers and 374 other ranks, of which the vast majority were Royal Marines, under the command of a Royal Marine Officer. There were also Naval technical personnel, like Engine Room Artificers.

MOLCAB - Mobile Landing Craft Advance Base.
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