Gosport (GB)

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Gosport is a Borough town in the South Hampshire conurbation, on the south coast of Hampshire in southern England. It is on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour opposite the City of Portsmouth, to which it is linked by the Gosport Ferry.Until the last quarter of the 20th century, Gosport was a major naval town associated with the defence and supply infrastructure of Her Majesty's Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth, and is still home to HMS SULTAN and a Naval Armament Supply Facility as well as a Helicopter Repair base. Preparations for the D Day Landings In the first week of June 1944, tanks, scout cars and wheeled vehicles of the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment, Canadian Army loaded Landing craft tanks in Gosport. Convoys of vehicles had been carefully concealed from German discovery in the areas further inland, and in daylight on 3 June moved through Titchfield and Stubbington to G3 Hard on the Gosport waterfront. There the M4 Sherman tanks were backed into position in preparation for the Channel crossing. The initial plan was for the invasion to begin on 5 June but bad weather, with the various vessels riding at anchor off Calshot in the Solent, delayed the plans by one day.

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Pre-stamp to 1899 1900-1999 2000-Present
Post Office and Post Town by 1766

Money Order Office 1 October 1792
numeral 320 allocated 1844
Savings Bank 16 October 1861
Telegraph Office 1870. Code use = GT

No changes Changed to a main office in WH Smith 28 January 2015

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