A cover to Army Post Office No. 1655 (India) sent from Brighton & Hove 26 MAR 42. The cover took nearly a year to get to the R.A.F. Base Postal Office Bombay (2 MR 43) before going to Field Post Office 242 (24 MR), another R.A.F. Base Postal Office (16APR) then Record Office Postal Air Forces 3 JUL 43. A two line violet ‘NO TRACE R.A.F. / INDIA COMMAND’ and two line ‘RETURN TO SENDER ON AIR / MINISTRY INSTRUCTIONS’ – applied to both back and front of the cover – instructional markings are on the cover. A most interesting item delayed by 16 months before being supposedly returned.