Delhi, 1936

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This singed envelope from Dundee was recovered from the Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth XV Atalanta Class plane ATHENA G-ABTK.  A hand written note records Capt. V(ernon) Gerry Wilson as pilot of the plane that caught fire on 29th September 1936. About half of the mails for destinations east of New Delhi were destroyed in the fire, while the rest were salvaged and forwarded to their destinations.