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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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1916 cover EGYPT to Australia. 'E. Cameron Lieut. RFC'. Royal Flying Corps

1916 (Feb) 'Allen Line' cover from EGYPT to Australia with s/r. MINIA p/m. and circ. CL 1 PSSED BY CENSOR h/s. From 'E. Cameron Lieut. RFC'. Tasmanian in Royal Flying Corps. Early 1916 one of the main squadrons operating in Egypt was 14 Squadron. [SENUSSI Campaign 1915-1917: In Dec. 1915 a small force, the Western Frontier Force (WFF), was assembled at Matruh under Major-General Wallace. From March 1916 the 2/1st Cheshire Company (RE) executed works for the RFC at MINYA (Minia) and Assiut and constructed defense's in the Luxor area, at Esna, Suhag and other places opposite the Kharga oasis] Ref: 315-013.


Price: £250.00
1916 POW cover GERMANY to GB. 'G Stuart Castle RFC' - Royal Flying Corps

1916 (Dec) POW cover from GERMANY to GB with d/r. Gutersloh p/m. From 'G Stuart Castle RFC' - Royal Flying Corps. [George Stuart Castle 2nd. Lt. 160331. On 31.03.16 taken POW in Holland, repat:18.11.18] Ref: 318-057.


Price: £100.00
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: 307-104.


Price: £15.00
1917 real photo PPC 'The aviator King - King Albert 1 in plane at Crombez'

1917 unused real photo PPC BELGIUM: 'The aviator King - King Albert 1 in plane at Crombez'. [NOS AVIATEURS Le Roi Albert en avion avec le Lt. Crombez. Photo Daniel Brack] Ref: 318-016.


Price: £12.00
1917 Registered cover AUSTRIA to Steyr. FP 511 p/m. 3rd. Flying Company h/s.

1917 Registered cover from AUSTRIA to Steyr with d/r. KuK FP 511 p/m. and weak Luftfahrtruppen, Fliegerkompagnie Nr. 3 - 3rd. Flying Company h/s. Ref: 311-018.


Price: £10.00
1918 (March) Registered Letter [2d.] Western Front to GB. APO S.87 p/m. RAF

1918 (March) Registered Letter [2d.] from the Western Front to GB with d/r. APO S.87 p/m. and censor 5488 h/s. [RAF at Pont de l'Arche] Engine Repair Shops, ten miles southeast of Rouen. Ref: 317-009.


Price: £25.00
1918 (Oct) PPC EGYPT to GB. APO SZ 10 p/m. censored. 'Lt. O.V. Lec, RAF'

1918 (7th. Oct) PPC from EGYPT to GB with s/r. APO SZ 10 p/m. and censor 7/1266 h/s. From 'Lt. O.V. Lec, RAF, Cairo' Royal Air Force. mss .. "I shall probably be going to Palestine shortly". Ref: 308-049.


Price: £85.00
1918 covers to 'Capt. UB Gilbert, RAF' + 'No. 2 Wireless School, RAF Penshurst'

1918 (April - May) covers to 'Capt. UB Gilbert, RAF' and one redirected 'No. 2 Wireless School, RAF Penshurst'. [On 8 Nov. 1917, No. 2 Wireless School was formed at Penshurst. It operated a variety of aircraft, including Airco DH.6, Avro 504K, Avro 504N, Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c and B.E.2e, Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Snipe. Aircrew attended the school for a one-week-long course in wireless telephony procedure. "FLIGHT GLOBAL" 30th. May 1918: The following are granted temp, comms. as 2nd Lieuts : U. B. Gilbert (Lieut. R.G.A.,S.R.)] Ref: 309-053.


Price: £15.00
1918 OHMS 'Voter' PC W. Front to GB. APO S.63 p/m. '2nd. Lieut. EP Terry RAF'

1918 OHMS 'Voter' PC from the Western Front to GB with d/r. APO S.63 p/m. and censor 243 h/s. Signed by '17867 2nd. Lieut. Ernest Pollden Terry RAF'. [2Lt. RFC and RAF Flight Officer. 5th East Surrey Regt. 4 Balloon Co., 21.03.18. Medals. WO 372/19/193234] Creased. Ref: 319-024.


Price: £35.00
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: 310-116.


Price: £75.00
1918 PPC to 'Flight 3, 2 Pte. JE Wilson, RAF Halton Camp North, Wendover, Bucks'

1918 PPC to 'No. 269651, Flight 3, 2 Pte. JE Wilson, RAF Halton Camp North, Wendover, Bucks' with s/r. CATSHILL p/m. Ref: 320-090.


Price: £7.00
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: 307-126.


Price: £12.00
1919 Army Form 'Certificate of Identity'. John MAYES. 44155 ACI, 2 Aero SD, RAF

1919 Army Form 'Certificate of Identity' for John MAYES. 44155 ACI, 2 Aero SD, RAF with boxed PERFLEET h/s. and KETTERING p/m's. Faults. Ref: 311-084.


Price: £9.00
1919 cover GB to 'Wireless Operator, "O Flight", 15 Wing, RAF, France' redirected

1919 (March) cover from GB to 'RW Shaw, 1st. Class Aircraftman, Wireless Operator 7315, "O Flight", 15 Wing, RAF, France' and redirected to '9 Wing' and '54 Wing' with poor d/r. APO S.48 p/m. to rear. [15 Wing - Originally RFC Reserve Army Wing. 20 March 1919: Date of disestablishment] Ref: 312-007.


Price: £25.00
1919 PPC FRANCE. APO S.7 p/m. censor 'Sgt Major FC Russell RAF'

1919 PPC (Marseille) from FRANCE to GB with d/r. APO S.7 p/m. and censor. From 'Sgt Major Frank Russell RAF'. F/O FC Russell resigns his commn. Nov. 13th 1923. Royal Air Force. Ref: 317-136.


Price: £9.00
1919 PPC's Airships "Commandant Coutelle" + "Capitaine Ferber"

1919 PPC's Airships at EPINAL, France showing Le Dirigeable "Commandant Coutelle" and "Capitaine Ferber". Message but no postmark. Soil. Ref: 308-139.


Price: £10.00
1920 (Dec) cover GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt'

1920 (Dec) cover from GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Headquarters, Egyptian Group, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt' with part d/r. Indian FPO 68? receipt p/m/. to rear. [Air Commodore C N Ellen (03233) 18 Sep 1920: HQ Middle East awaiting disposal. 2 Oct 1920: U/T Pilot, Egypt Group. 1 Apr 1921: Pilot, No 45 Sqn.] Ref: 318-137.


Price: £20.00
1920's unused real photo PPC MALTA - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off

1920's unused real photo PPC from MALTA? - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off with mounted Vickers machine gun. Ref: 311-015.


Price: £15.00
1925 (April) cover EGYPT to France. CAIRO p/m. Royal Air Force crest to flap

1925 (April) cover from EGYPT to France with d/r. CAIRO p/m. and Royal Air Force crest to flap. Also ASNIERES slogan m/c. to rear. Worn. Ref: 320-122.


Price: £10.00
1927 (Oct) OHMS Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. Air Headquarters BAGHDAD

1927 (Oct) large OHMS Air Mail cover from IRAQ to 'RAF Records', GB with LOWER BAGHDAD p/m. and Air Headquarters BAGHDAD h/s. NB: Repaired. Ref: 319-101.


Price: £20.00