cover 1904 (13 Jan.) U5 to Norfolk, bearing India ½a. vertical pair tied by "BASE OFFICE/BERBERA" c.d.s. and showing, on reverse, Aden and arrival c.d.s.; the U5 with small repaired tear at top of face panel. Rare. Photo
Note: The sender was Veterinary-Lieutenant W.A.Wood. He was one of six veterinary officers who were responsible for some 26,000 camels, in addition to horses and Somali ponies, in the Somali campaigns. This cover was mailed three days after the battle of Jidballi during the fourth expedition against the Mad Mullah.