Special cover for the 40th Anniversary of HMAS Aitape commissioning. Cover with Australian stamp and canceled with Garden Island postmark on anniversary date
HMAS Aitape (P 84) was an Attack class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
She was laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland, launched on 6 July 1967 and commissioned on 13 November 1967.
Aitape was transferred to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force on 14 November 1974.
Would love to get my hands on the FDC.