Warcovers :: 1945 onwards

1945 onwards

Forces postal history, United Nations 

1945-9 Indonesian War of Independence   1948- Arab-Israeli   1956 Suez   1967 Arab-Israeli 6 day
1945-54 French Indo-China   1948-60 Malayan War of Independence   1959-74 Vietnam   1982 Falklands
1946-9 Greek Civil   1950-3 Korean   1965 Indo-Pakistan      



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1956 (April) Forces Air Mail KENYA to GB. FPO 256 p/m. GHQ East Africa h/s.

1956 (April) Forces Air Mail from KENYA to GB with d/r. FPO 256 p/m. and boxed GHQ East Africa h/s. to rear. Located Nairobi. Ref: 318-037.

Price: £6.00
1956 (Aug) PPC IRAQ to GB. FPO p/m 'RAF Habbaniya, BFPO 611'

1956 (Aug) PPC from IRAQ to GB with d/r. FPO p/m. From 'S/L Sheasby, RAF Habbaniya, BFPO 611'. [Royal Air Force] mss .. "The crisis will restrict our site seeing on the return journey" - SUEZ crisis. Ref: 317-143.

Price: £9.00
1956 (May) Air Letter ADEN to GB. ADEN m/c. 'SS Kenya round C. Guardefui'

1956 (May) Air Letter from ADEN to GB with ADEN m/c. From 'SS Kenya round C. Guardefui'. Cape Guardafui (Somali) SS Kenya (British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd) Ref: 318-076.

Price: £10.00
1956 (May) uprated Registered Letter Air Mail LIBYA to GB d/r. FPO 757 p/m

1956 (May) uprated Registered Letter Air Mail from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 757 p/m. Daynes: RE9 3d. From 'BFPO (55)'. NB: Faults and red tape. Ref: 316-059.

Price: £20.00
1956 covers + letters CYPRUS to GB. FPO 3 m/c. FPO 461 p/m. Guerrilla War

1956 (Oct) covers and letters from CYPRUS to GB with FPO 3 m/c. and d/r. FPO 461 p/m. Guerrilla War 1954-59. From '2 Lieut. CHC Watson, 1st. Bn. Royal Norfolk's, BFPO 53'. [In 1956 Cyprus was used a base for Suez landings] Ref: 318-062.

Price: £20.00
1956 OHMS Registered covers AUSTRALIA. MIL. PO INGLEBURN p/m.

1956 OHMS Registered covers from AUSTRALIA to 'Railway Transport Officer, Army Section, Sydney' with s/r. MIL. PO INGLEBURN / NSW AUST. p/m. Ref: 319-138.

Price: £9.00
1956 PC GERMANY to 'Cologne, BFPO 19'. FPO 222 p/m. From 'BFPO 31'

1956 (Aug) PC from GERMANY to 'Cologne, BFPO 19' with d/r. FPO 222 p/m. From '502 Postal Unit, RE Det., BFPO 31'. Also 1966 Forces Air Mail to GB with d/r. FPO 838 p/m. Ref: 320-022.

Price: £5.00
1957 cover ADEN to GB. FPO 937 p/m. '1st Camerons, BFPO 69'

1957 'Forces Air Mail' cover from ADEN to GB with part s/r. FPO 937 p/m. From 'Pte Wright. K, 11 Pltn. "D" Coy, 1st Camerons, BFPO 69'. 1st Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlander. Aden Emergency (1957/58) Ref: 308-157.

Price: £9.00
1957 Registered cover VIET-NAM to Long Xuyen 'Military Mail'

1957 Registered [BAO-BAM] cover from VIET-NAM to Long Xuyen endorsed Quan Chu [Military Mail]. From 'KBC 4822, Dai Doe II' - Khu Buu Chinh 4822 (Military Postal Zone) 2nd Company Regional Army Corps 3,8. Ref: 315-142.

Price: £20.00
1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' cover from the PERSIAN GULF to GB.

1958 (April) printed (HMS) 'GAMBIA' Air Mail from the PERSIAN GULF to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. [In May 1957 HMS Gambia sailed for the Persian Gulf, becoming the last flagship for the Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, Vice Admiral Hilary Biggs, and returned to Rosyth on 19 Sept. 1958] Ref: 311-066.

Price: £20.00
1958 (Feb) Air Mail cover MALTA to GB. '893 Squadron, HMS Ark Royal'

1958 (Feb) Air Mail cover from MALTA to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. From 'KA Millett, 893 Squadron, HMS Ark Royal' - Aircraft Carrier at Malta 7th. Feb. 1958. NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 310-063.

Price: £9.00
1958 (May 2nd) PPC real photo ADEN to GB with FPO 937 p/m.

1958 (May 2nd) PPC [real photo of Crater] from ADEN to 'Aeronautical Inspector Directorate' endorsed 'Forces Air Mail' with s/r. FPO 937 p/m. dated 2nd May - State of Emergency declared. Ref: 313-140.

Price: £10.00
1958 (Sept) cover + letter JORDAN to S. Africa. FPO 137 p/m. Jordanian Crisis

1958 (Sept) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from JORDAN to S. Africa with d/r. FPO 137 p/m. Located Aman - Jordanian Crisis: July to Oct. 1958. From 'Lt-Col. ACA Mackinnen, MBE. Commanding, 1st. Bn. The Cameronians (Scotish Rifles) BFPO 73. Ref: 314-018.

Price: £30.00
1958 OHMS cover KOREA to 'Hong Kong, BFPO 1'. FPO 766 p/m. Certified Official

1958 (Feb) OHMS cover from KOREA to 'Hong Kong, BFPO 1' with d/r. FPO 766 p/m. and boxed Certified Official h/s. Ref: 314-014.

Price: £8.00
1958 UNEF Air Letter Suez EGYPT to Sweden '1 Komp SWED BN'

1958 (Jan) UNEF Air Letter from Suez, EGYPT to Sweden with UNITED NATIONS EMERGENCY FORCE m/c. From '1 Komp SWED BN' - Swedish Battalion. Ref: 314-138.

Price: £12.00
1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover AUSTRALIA to GB. FPO 1046 p/m. '76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'

1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover from AUSTRALIA to GB with d/r. FPO 1046 p/m. [Edinburgh Field] From 'Sgt. Lawson, 76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'. Ref: 312-002.

Price: £15.00
1959 cover LEBANON to GB. Beyrouth p/m. CPG der CBUME / Orderly Room p/m.

1959 (Oct) cover from LEBANON to GB with s/r. Beyrouth p/m. and circ. CPG der CBUME / Orderly Room p/m. [Canadian Postal Corps / Canadian Base Units Middle East] Canadian Officers in the UNEF Maintenance area at RAFAH. [United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF)] Ref: 313-070.

Price: £9.00
1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] LIBYA to GB. FPO 174 p/m. 'RAF Idris'

1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 174 p/m. From 'RAF Idris, BFPO 57'. [In 1952 the station was renamed RAF Idras at the request of the Libyan government. The station was used as a staging post for flights from the UK to the middle east and far east. It was also used in the 1950s as a base for aircraft using the Libyan desert bombing ranges for practice] Daynes RE 9d. NB: Fault to rear. Ref: 316-052,

Price: £20.00
1959 PPC CYPRUS to GB. FPO 113 p/m. 'RAF No. 113 MU. Nicosia'

1959 PPC from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 113 p/m. Mixed franking. From 'Gwyn Price, RAF No. 113 MU. [Royal Air Force] Nicosia'. Cyprus Guerrilla War 1954-1959. Royal Air Force. Ref: 317-141.

Price: £9.00
1959 real photograph PPC GB to Germany, BFPO 19. Bi-plane Ref: NC 30127

1959 real photograph PPC from GB to 'Germany, BFPO 19' without stamp. Bi-plane Ref: NC 30127. Published by Coopers Buildings L'pool. [No. 1194] Ref: 320-089.

Price: £6.00