Norwegian Brigade in Scotland
German forces invaded Norway in April 1940. Norway surrendered after a two month struggle. The Royal family, the Government and some of the heads of the Ministry of Defence and the civil administration left for Great Britain, along with the withdrawing Allied troops. During the war the Norwegian government conducted its activities in exile.
The government-in-exile formed the Norwegian Army Brigade which was stationed in Scotland and deployed as part of defence forces. From 1940 until the end of the war, seven thousand Norwegian men and women served in the Norwegian Brigade in Scotland.
Norwegian Army Post Office
The above cover, mailed from a Norwegian Army Post Office, was addressed to Tignabruauch, Scotland.
Norwegian Army Post Office oval postmark
July 17, 1942