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Air Force

Air Force mail including the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Air Force (RAF) incorporating RAF censor handstamps together with wartime airmails and their rates and routes.
At the end of WW1 the Royal Engineers and RAF pioneered International Air Mail Services by setting up airmail routes between Folkestone and Cologne in Germany serving the British Army on the Rhine.



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1913 circa PPC real photo 'Belsize truck. London to Berlin. Boys of RFC'

c.1913 unused PPC real photo endorsed in pencil 'Belsize truck. London to Berlin. Boys of RFC'. Royal Flying Corps. Ref: 287-102.

Price: £15.00
1913-14 PPC real photo of 'St Peter's Flying Corps'

1913-14 unused PPC real photo of 'St Peter's Flying Corps. WE Knuts + IT Coll-ar'. Huntingdon? Ref: 287-104.

Price: £12.00
1914-18 unused Silk PC 'RFC'. Royal Flying Corps. French printing.

1914-18 unused Silk PC 'RFC'. Royal Flying Corps. Pencil note to rear. French printing. Ref: 278-012.

Price: £20.00
1915 cover FRANCE to GB. FPO ?4 p/m. tri. censor 648 - 16 Sqn. RFC

1915 (June) cover from FRANCE to GB with d/r. FPO ?4 p/m. and tri. censor 648 h/s. allocated to 16 Sqn. RFC. [Royal Flying Corps] Signed by 'G.R. Elliott'. Ref: s18-083.

Price: £5.00
1915 PPC (Royal Flying Corps Xmas Greetings) with GOSPORT p/m.

1915 real photo PPC (Royal Flying Corps Xmas Greetings) with d/r. GOSPORT p/m. From 'HS Beardsley'. Small surface fault to reverse. Ref: 280-129.

Price: £20.00
1915 PPC [Royal Flying Corps] FARNBOROUGH p/m. '2nd. Aircraft Park'

1915 PPC [Royal Flying Corps] with s/r. FARNBOROUGH p/m. From 'A.M. George BE Nye, Detachment Camp, 2nd. Aircraft Park, Farnborough, Hants'. Slight foxing. Ref: 290-013.

Price: £25.00
1915 unused real photo PPC 'German Aeroplane captured by RFC'

1915 unused real photo PPC 'German Aeroplane brought down by our men - RFC -captured Oct 11th 1915'. Royal Flying Corps. Ref: 287-114.

Price: £20.00
1916 PPC FRANCE to GB. Royal Flying Corps. 'HA Moore A/M III'

1916 (Dec) 'Christmas' PPC from FRANCE to GB, but no postmark. RFC HQ. - Royal Flying Corps. From 'HA Moore 84203 A/M III'. [MOORE, HERBERT. Rank: Air Mechanic 3rd Class. Service No: 84203. Date of Death: 07/06/1917. Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps] Ref: 277-055.

Price: £45.00
1916 PPC real photos French Airforce 'Secteur Postal 150'

1916 PPC real photos French Airforce from 'Jean Bassaliez, escadrilles C2g, secteur postal 150'. Twin engined CAUDRON biplane Type G6. No postmark. Ref: 274-098.

Price: £35.00
1916 PPC SALONIKA, Parc D'Aviation. French Air Force.

1916 PPC [Salonique - Le Quay] from SALONIKA to France with part s/r. TRESOR ET POSTES p/m. & d/r. Parc D'Aviation / Armee D'Orient h/s. Also s/r. VIENNE receipt p/m. French Air Force in GREECE. Ref: 290-141.

Price: £25.00
1917 cover BARBADOS to 'Mr. DE Chase, Barbados Citizen Contingent, London'

1917 (Nov) cover from BARBADOS to 'Mr. DE Chase, Barbados Citizen Contingent, c/o AE Aspinall Esq, London' and redirected to 'Cadet Chase, RFC, Frith Hill Barracks, Blackdown, Hants'. One adhesive with 'WAR TAX' o/p. [Royal Flying Corps] The Barbados Citizensí Contingent Committee was formed about the end of November 1915. the first two contingents which left Barbados in the 31st December 1915 and 5th April 1916, On arrival of the men in London, they were received by Mr AE Aspinall of the West India Committee, who put them in touch with various recruiting centres, and assisted them in joining their respective regiments. Special reference must be made to Mr Aspinall, to whom a large tribute of praise is due for all the trouble taken by him with the men sent over from Barbados, and for his ready help and sympathy extended to them on all occasions.
Date of departure: No of men: In charge of: Name of steamer:
05 Sept 1917 1 D E Chase SS Crown of Cadiz
Chase, 2nd lieut D E Royal Air Force Prisoner of War. Returned to UK. Faults. Ref: 287-026.

Price: £250.00
1917 PPC German Airforce Biplane to 'Saarburg' with METZ p/m

1917 PPC [German Airforce Biplane: 5137] endorsed 'Feldpostkarke' to 'Saarburg' with d/r. METZ / GEPRUFT / U ZU BEFORDERN / PK p/m. From 'Paderborn' GERMANY. Ref: 276-114.

Price: £15.00
1917 PPC's to '2nd AM JR Page, Royal Flying Corps' Halton + BEF

1917 PPC's to '2nd AM JR Page, Royal Flying Corps'. One to Halton Camp East' and the other to '12th Squadron, 12th Wing, RFC, BEF, France' and redirected to 'No. 1 AD' with poor m/c. [Battle honours: Arras, Cambrai 1917] Ref: 290-077.

Price: £15.00
1918 circa. unused PC regarding 'Captain Ball Memorial Fund'.

c.1918 unused PC regarding 'Captain Ball Memorial Fund' VC, DSO (2 Bars) MC. [Captain Albert Ball VC DSO MC: commissioned as a second lieutenant in Oct. 1914. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in the following year. In Feb. 1916 Albert joined 13 Squadron in France flying the BE.2c on reconnaissance missions. He joined 11 Squadron flying the Bristol Scout and perfected a technique of aiming his top wing mounted Lewis Gun on its Foster mounting and shooting at the enemy from below. In 1917 he was in 56 squadron flying SE5a No. 8898. On the evening of 7 May 1917 during an engagement with Lothar Von Richthofen near Douai he lost control of his SE5 in a storm cloud and crashed. He died of his injuries] Ref: 289-103.

Price: £15.00
1918 cover from GB to 'No. 1 AD, RAF, France'. LOCATION UNCERTAIN

1918 (Oct) cover from GB to '2nd A/M Berridge CF, Re-enforcement Camp, No. 1 AD, RAF, BEF, France' [Royal Air Force] with s/l. PRESENT LOCATION UNCERTAIN h/s. Also d/r. APO 4 and FPO AD2 p/m's to rear. Ref: 282-118.

Price: £15.00
1918 PC 'Royal Flying Corps Hospital Fund', S AFRICA. JOHANNESBURG p/m

1918 (Sept) PC 'Royal Flying Corps Hospital Fund' from S AFRICA with d/r. JOHANNESBURG p/m. [RFC] Ref: 289-107.

Price: £15.00
1918 POW PC GERMANY to Canada. 'Lieut C Guild, RAF'. Fort Orff, Ingolstadt

1918 (1st. Dec) POW PC from GERMANY to Canada with LONDON PAID m/c. [14th. Dec] From 'Lieut C [Carl] Guild, RAF'. Fort Orff, Ingolstadt. [He was shot down and captured, 15th. Sept. In a previous letter from France he stated "If I am taken prisoner by the Hun, watch for sentences in my letters from Hun land. The capital letters in each sentence put together will give some information, sometimes"] Royal Air Force. Creased. Ref: 274-064.

Price: £85.00
1919 (14th. Sept) PPC real photo biplane "AVRO" at Hendon. 292

1919 (14th. Sept) PPC real photo of biplane "AVRO" at Hendon. 292. Message to rear. Ref: 290-124.

Price: £12.00
1919 Certificate Army Form Z.21 'Goodfellow A.F' Royal Air Force

1919 (Feb) Certificate of Transfer to Reserve on Demobilization [Army Form Z.21] for 'Goodfellow Arthur Fredrick' of the Royal Air Force. [RAF] Ref: 280-144.

Price: £15.00
1919 PPC BELGIUM to GB. APO S.115 p/m. '83 Squadron RAF Nivelles'

1919 (Aug) PPC from BELGIUM to GB with d/r. APO S.115 p/m. and censor 607? h/s. From 'AC2 E Thomas, 83 Squadron RAF Nivelles, Belgium'. Equipped with FE2b's it crossed to France in February/March 1918, and was engaged in night bombing (mainly against railway targets) and reconnaissance role. Royal Air Force. Ref: 283-142.

Price: £25.00