30 years have passed since a letter sent from South America It finally reached its destination in 1991.
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Neil Crocker, then serving in the British Royal Navy, was returning from the Falklands/Malvinas aboard the frigate HMS Cumberland, and while stopping Chile Sent a postcard to my father-in-law.
earlier this week, the card eventually fell on the doorstep of her father-in-law’s house on the Isle of Portland, England.
Crocker said he was “surprised” to see him three decades later.
The ship he was traveling on was returning from a three-month Malvinas/Falkland tour and had stayed for five days Valparaíso, on the Chilean Coast.
Crocker said he remembered writing “fuzzy” and sending the card, remarking that “the weather and the beach are lovely.”
“I sent several postcards home and the truth is I didn’t think about it anymore.”
He said that his father-in-law, 89 years, I was “a little confused” Upon receipt of the card in the mail.
The postcard is marked “London 1991”, indicating that it arrived in the UK at the time.
“For 30 years, it was somewhere in the sorting office and finally it has reached its destination; This is an Incredible story “.
The card has 22 pence stamps and also has three holes that Crocker guesses may have been pinned on a bulletin board somewhere.
“We’ll probably never know where it was, it’s a mystery”, He said.
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