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National Communications Day (2009)

 

Thai Airmail was first organized by using military planes

 

 Issue Name:

National Communications Day 2009

 Thai Issue Name: วันสื่อสารแห่งชาติ 2552
 Issue Date: 2009/2552-08-04
 Cause: To commemorate the National Communications Day 2009 and to mark the 90th Anniversary of Thai Airmail Service, as well as to publicize the history of Thai Air Mail delivery
 Catalogue Number: 2009/45
 Denomination: 3 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht
 Used Value: 1 Baht
 Thailex Collection: Unused stamp
 Size: 30 x 48 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,000,000 pieces
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: A French, by the Siamese license-built, Breguet 14 military airplane, brought in by the Ministry of Defence in 1919 to deliver mailbags, thus coining the term Airmail. Although the Breguet 14 was primarily designed to be a reconnaissance bomber in wartime, the aircraft was also used to support the welfare of Thai people, flying airmail services and doubling as an air ambulance, in order to provide airlift support for patients in remote areas of the country. In the top left corner is the logo of the National Communications Day, i.e. a stylized messenger pigeon.
 Related Link: Siam Airmail, Krasuang Kalaahome, Royal Thai Air Force Museum