Friday, 15 January 2016

France: Saint-Omer

Today I got five postcards: one from France, two from Germany, one from Finland and one from India.

The card from France shows various views of Saint-Omer. Saint-Omer is a commune in the Region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy.
During World War I Saint-Omer was used as a headquarters of the British Royal Flying Corps. It was a focal point of all the operations in field of the British Royal Flying Corps and many Royal Air Force squadrons were formed there, although in Saint-Omer there was actually just a transit camp. 
On 1st January 2016 various Regions of France were merged due to a territorial reform. Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy was created by the merge of the former regions of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. At the moment the new regions just have provisional names, but until the 1st July the regional councils must approve new names. 

New Marianne 1,00€

Thank You very much William!

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