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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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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 cover GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R6/143 h/s.

1942 (3rd. Oct) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R6/143 h/s. Earlier recording. [Dates Recorded: 12/11/42 to 24/11/43] Ref: 314-011.


Price: £9.00
1942 Honour Envelope PALESTINE to GB. FPO 550 p/m. RAF censor R11/42

1942 (9th. Nov) Honour Envelope from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. FPO 550 p/m. and RAF censor R11/42 h/s. Boxed RECEIVED h/s. to rear [Mar. 24th. 1943] Ref: 312-146.


Price: £9.00
1943 cover + letter 'The Buffs, RNYYY, APO 4815' RAF censor

1943 cover and letter from 'Lt TC Williams, The Buffs, RNYYY, APO 4815' to GB with RAF censor R8/277 h/s. On board Transport Ship. [From a draft of Airmen en route to INDIA. Oct. 1943.] Ref: 311-124.


Price: £9.00
1943 cover USA to 'Waldron A/C/2, RAF, c/o GPO London'. PHILADELPHIA m/c.

1943 cover USA to 'Waldron A/C/2, RAF, c/o GPO London'. PHILADELPHIA / BUY WAR SAVINGS BONDS slogan m/c. Also PC 90 OBE 4402 label with Imprint. Ref: 321-099.


Price: £9.00
1944 (Oct) PPC IRELAND to '382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA'

1944 (Oct) PPC from IRELAND [Eire] to 'Sgt. Goldner, 382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA' [Brussels, BELGIUM] and censored. Ref: 321-127.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Letter 'BNAF' to South Africa. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] RAF censor R15/21

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from 'BNAF' to South Africa with s/r. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] and RAF censor R15/21 h/s. Self censored from 'L. Loram, 28 Squadron SAAF, BNAF'. [South African Air Force]. mss .. "this one (letter) is being written 4,700 feet above the immaculate blue Mediterranean". From June 1943 the Dakotas were concentrated at the squadron's new base at Maison Blanche, Algiers, from where it operated passenger and cargo routes across the Mediterranean. Excellent content. NB: Faults. Ref: 310-114.


Price: £9.00
1944 Air Mail cover ADEN to GB. ADEN p/m. RAF censor R11/89 h/s.

1944 (July) Air Mail cover from ADEN to GB [9 Anna RATE] with d/r. ADEN p/m. and RAF censor R11/89 h/s. [Known used 27/1/43 to 7/9/44. RAF Khormaksar] Ref: 312-140.


Price: £9.00
1944 Armed Forces Air Letter GB to Canada. FPO 10 p/m. '2/L DM Lunan, RCAF'

1944 Armed Forces Air Letter from GB to Canada with d/r. FPO 10 p/m. From '2/L DM Lunan, RCAF, c/o HQ 20 Lincoln Inn Fields, London'. [Headquarters of the Royal Canadian Air Force Overseas, Dec. 1941 - July 1946] NB: Tear. Ref: 317-042.


Price: £9.00
1944 cover USA to 'P/o Shrimpton, Peter. RAF' redirected. FORT KNOX p/m.

1944 cover from USA to 'P/o Shrimpton, Peter. RAF' and redirected to 'RAF Station Clyffe Pypard' with s/r. FORT KNOX p/m. From 'British Consulate General, New Orleans'. Ref: 321-098.


Price: £9.00
1944 Letter Card INDIA to GB. Experimental PO MS-8 p/m. 'RNAS Cochin'

1944 (July) Air Mail Letter Card from INDIA to GB [4 Anna RATE] with d/r. Experimental PO MS-8 p/m. and tomb censor h/s. From 'J Leach. Naval Airman, RNAS Cochin'. Located: Willington Island. Also tied PC 90 OBE label. Royal Naval Air Service. Ref: 311-136.


Price: £9.00
1944 ps covers EGYPT to Canada. EPP p/m. RAF censors R11/341 + R11/886

1944 ps covers [6 cent Air Mail] from EGYPT to Canada with s/r. EPP p/m's. and RAF censors R11/341 and R11/886 h/s's. Ref: 320-118.


Price: £9.00
1945 cover CEYLON to GB. RAF POST 3 p/m. RAF censor R17/489 h/s.

1945 Air Mail cover from CEYLON to GB with d/r. RAFPOST CEYLON 39 p/m. [Kandy; HQ Air Command S E Asia] and RAF censor R17/489 h/s. Also PC 90 OBE label tied by tri. FIELD CENSOR 174 h/s. [India] From 'S/L WE Sandbach' and self censored. [Squadron Leader RAF] Ref: 310-118.


Price: £9.00
1945 cover GUADALCANAL to New Zealand. RNZAF / NZ APO C p/m.

1945 'Patriotic' cover from GUADALCANAL to New Zealand with circ. (RNZAF) / NZ APO C p/m. and boxed CENSORED h/s. signed by 'E Fancy F/O'. NZ. New Zealand Air Force. Ref: 310-141.


Price: £9.00
1946 (April) cover 'BLA' to Isle of Wight. FPO 870 p/m. RAF crest to flap

1946 (April) cover from 'BLA' to Isle of Wight with d/r. FPO 870 p/m. and RAF crest to flap [Royal Air Force - British Liberation Army in Belgium] Ref: 321-116.


Price: £9.00
1946 PPC [The Red Van] INDIA to GB. RAFPOST 9 SOUTH EAST ASIA p/m.

1946 PPC [The Red Van] from INDIA to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 9 SOUTH EAST ASIA p/m. From 'Sgt. G Sheppard RAF'. Ref: 311-075.


Price: £9.00
1951 'Forces Air Mail' cover EGYPT to 'RAF Safi, MALTA Forces'. FPO 13 p/m.

1951 'Forces Air Mail' cover from EGYPT to 'RAF Safi, MALTA Forces' with d/r. FPO 13 p/m. From 'RAF Abyad, MEAF 15'. Folded. Ref: 320-014.


Price: £9.00
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
1959-66 reused covers with different RAF Re-Directed labels. One to RAF Aden.

1959-66 reused covers with different RAF Re-Directed labels. One to 'BFPO 69' - RAF Aden. Ref: 308-023.


Price: £9.00
1963 OHMS cover LIBYA to GB. FPO 86 p/m. RAF El Adem, BFPO 56

1963 Air Mail OHMS cover from LIBYA to GB with s/r. FPO 86 p/m. and RAF El Adem, BFPO 56 h/s. Guerrilla War. Ref: 308-123.


Price: £9.00