British Armed Forces
The British Military Authority originally issued money in 1943 for use by British troops in North Africa and the British Government introduced special Army vouchers in August 1946 to avoid currency exchange problems and to curb black market practices in the occupied territories. Troops were paid with this money, which could then only be spent in army locations such as the NAAFI canteens. Special vouchers were used at one time or another in occupied Germany, Austria, Trieste (Italy), Japan, Singapore and Egypt. Vouchers were taken out of circulation in 1979.
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