1942 Montreal (DE 22) ties 1c Mufti 1c(2) on unsealed Christmas card envelope to Sgt. Fudge, #1 Y Depot Halifax, NS, redirected to 31RD Moncton, NB and then “11 OTO Nassau Bahamas”, Reverse with Halifax MPO 609 (DE 25), purple “DEC 24 1942” office datestamp, light purple “DEC 28 1942” and finally Nassau Bahamas slogan (Jan 13 1943). The 111 OTO was the RAF 111 Operational Training Unit where B-24 Liberator bomber crews were trained. Fudge later served in RAF 160 Squadron in SE Asia. Four flights are listed at www.rquirk.com/160oper/160sqdn1943bkn.pdf
This is the earliest cover to Fudge, being redirected as he just arrived in Bahamas. The other covers are airmail direct to Bahamas. Cover is opened on three sides for display.
Other Canadians in Bahamas were part of the guard force (N Force) protecting the Duke of Windsor who served as Governor General of Bahamas.