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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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1929 (Oct) unused real photo PPC 'Zeppelin boven Nederland' LZ 127

1929 (Oct) unused real photo PPC 'Zeppelin boven Nederland' Graf Zepelin LZ 127. Airship. Ref: 305-142.


Price: £10.00
1930 (May) Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. MAGIL p/m. 84 Squadron RAF crest

1930 (May) cover from IRAQ to GB [6 Annas RATE] endorsed 'Air Mail Shaibah-London' with d/r. MAGIL p/m. and 84 Squadron RAF crest to rear. Folded and roughly opened. Ref: 316-086.


Price: £25.00
1932 Air Mail cover GB to '47 Bomber Squadron, RAF, Khartoum, Sudan'

1932 (March) Air Mail cover from GB to '47 Bomber Squadron, RAF, Khartoum, Sudan' [9d. RATE] Also s/r. SHELLAL-PALEA receipt p/m. to rear. 1927-1941: Supporting Sudan Defence Force. Oct. 1927 - May 1940: Khartoum. NB: Folded. Ref: 307-101.


Price: £15.00
1933 Air Mail cover SUDAN to GB. 47 Squadron Royal Air Force

1933 Air Mail cover from SUDAN to GB with s/r. KHARTOUM p/m. and '47 SANS PEUR' crest to flap - 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force: January 1933, continuing its operations in support of the Sudan Defence Force and floatplane patrols over the Red Sea. RAF. [Earlier unofficial motto - 'Without fear'] Ref: 308-132.


Price: £20.00
1933-34 covers GB to '203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ'

1933-34 covers from GB to 'LAC HJ Ross, 203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ' and one redirected. [No.203 Squadron: three Southampton flying boats to its new base in Iraq, where it remained until the outbreak of war (apart from a brief move to Aden in September 1935 during the Abyssinian crisis)] Ref: 311-019.


Price: £15.00
1934 Air Mail cover MALAYA to 'Royal Air Force, Lea on Solent, Hants'

1934 Air Mail cover [55 cent RATE] from MALAYA to 'RAF Coastal Area HQ, Royal Air Force, Lea on Solent, Hants' endorsed 'By Dutch Air Mail Via Amsterdam'. Redirected with d/r. AIR MINISTRY / PERSONAL LETTER SECTION receipt p/m. Ref: 306-126.


Price: £20.00
1934 cover ADEN to GB. 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap

1934 (July) cover from ADEN to GB with d/r. ADEN p/m. cancelling Indian 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. Also RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap. [Royal Air Force] Ref: 305-103.


Price: £15.00
1934 cover GB to 'RAF, No. 28 (Army Co-operative) Squadron, Ambala, India'

1934 Air Mail cover from GB to 'RAF, No. 28 (Army Co-operative) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Ambala, India' and redirected with d/r. AMBALA and KASAULA [Simla Hills] receipt p/m. Also boxed KARACHI / CANCELLED h/s. Ref: 312-121.


Price: £10.00
1936 (Dec) cover EGYPT to GB. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. RAF Station

1936 (Dec) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. - RAF Station. Italian-Abyssinian Crisis. Ref: 312-114.


Price: £15.00
1940 (April) cover EGYPT to GB. BPO / E 602 p/m. RAF censor R1/25 h/s.

1940 (April) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. BPO / E 602 p/m. and RAF censor R1/25 h/s. Ref: 311-064.


Price: £12.00
1940 cover USA to Sweden. 'Ingvar Hakansson, c/o British Consulate General' RAF

1940 (Oct) cover from USA to Sweden with SAN FRANCISCO m/c. From 'Ingvar Hakansson, c/o British Consulate General' - One of few Swedes that served in RAF. 1941 joined RAF and in 1943 placed in 165 Squadron. Swedish volunteer fighter pilot of RAF. Ref: 314-021.


Price: £35.00
1940 OHMS cover CHINA BAY, Ceylon to GB. RAF censor R1/88 h/s.

1940 (26th. Aug) Air Mail OHMS cover from CHINA BAY, Ceylon to GB with s/r. CHINA BAY p/m. and RAF censor R1/88 h/s. - is known from RAF China Bay in Ceylon between 9/10/39 to 2/7/40. Ref: 305-128.


Price: £60.00
1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover + letter ADEN to GB. RAF censor R9/35 h/s. '203 Squadron'

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover and letter from ADEN to GB [14 Anna RATE] with d/r. KHORMAKSAR p/m. and RAF censor R9/35 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 25/3/41 to 21/10/41] From '203 Squadron, Aden. 31st. Dec. 1940' - using Short Singapore III Flying boats. Ref: 307-074.


Price: £25.00
1941 (July) cover ADEN to 'OC UDFI, APO Nairobi' RAF censor R9/90 h/s.

1941 (31st. July) 'OHMS' cover from ADEN to 'Major T.R. Ronsford, OC UDFI, APO Nairobi' with RAF censor R9/90 h/s. [Recorded use: 23/07/41 to Oct 41] Ref: 305-075.


Price: £25.00
1941 (Sept) cover MALAYA to Australia. FPO SP 501 p/m. RAF censor R8/74 h/s.

1941 (Sept) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to Australia with d/r. FPO SP 501 p/m. and RAF censor R8/74 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 6/1/41 to 22/11/41] Ref: 314-009.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover ADEN to India. KHORMASKAR p/m. RAF censor R9/72 h/s. Punjab Regt.

1941 (June) cover ADEN to India with d/r. KHORMASKAR p/m. and RAF censor R9/72 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 20/5/41 to 30/6/41] Also OBC label tied by tri. PASSED BY CENSOR C 40 h/s. Punjab Regt. with the RAF? Ref: 306-075.


Price: £25.00
1941 cover KENYA to Australia. EA APO 2 p/m. RAF censor R9/241 h/s.

1941 (Oct) Air Mail cover from KENYA to Australia with d/r. EA APO 2 p/m. and RAF censor R9/241 h/s. - RAF Nakuku. [Dates Recorded: 17/10/41 to 14/2/42] Also tied 3 ObC label. From 'E Kemp'. Royal Air Force. NB: Folded. Ref: 315-132.


Price: £15.00
1941 cover MALAYA to GB. SINGAPORE p/m. RAF censor R8/31 h/s.

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB [55 cent RATE] with d/r. SINGAPORE p/m. and RAF censor R8/31 h/s. Civilain postmark. From 'PA Sowman. F/Lt'. [Dates Recorded: 10/1/41 to 4/1/42. RAF Seletar - two covers recorded] Ref: 301-112.


Price: £20.00
1941 PPC EGYPT to GB with EPP 4 p/m. RAF censor R9/40 h/s.

1941 (Nov. 14th) PPC from EGYPT to GB with circ. EPP 4 p/m. and RAF censor R9/40 h/s. From 'AC/ Popplewell, 148 Squad. RAF, Egypt'. Operating 'Vickers Wellington' an active bomber squadron. In March 1941 it moved to Kabrit in Egypt. From here it supported the 8th Army during its battles for control of the North African Desert, operating from a number of desert landing grounds. [Recorded: 15/11/41 to 28/1/42. 148 Sqn. at RAF Kabrit] Ref: 314-133.


Price: £9.00
1942 (Dec) Air Mail cover ADEN to GB. ADEN p/m. RAF censor R11/22 h/s.

1942 (Dec) Air Mail cover from ADEN to GB [14 Anna RATE] with ADEN p/m. and RAF censor R11/22 h/s. [Dates recorded: 23/9/42 to 3/2/43] From 'Cpl. Butcher RAF'. Ref: 305-104.


Price: £15.00