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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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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 (Aug) Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. Habbaniya p/m. RAF censor R2/287 h/s.

1940 (Aug) Air Mail cover from IRAQ to GB [75 fils (1/3d) RATE] with s/r. Habbaniya p/m. and RAF censor R2/287 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 7/6/40 to 22/1/41] From 'J Breiley, Senior CS Mess, Habbaniya'. Ref: 317-025.


Price: £10.00
1940 cover GB to 'Sqdn Ldr Pearce-Gervais, AUSTRALIA'. Unclaimed

1940 (May) cover from GB to 'Sqdn Ldr LWC Pearce-Gervais, AUSTRALIA' and redirected to RAAF, Richmond with d/r. POST OFFICE / RICHMOND AERODROME cachet. Also Unclaimed and RTS h/s. LONDON m/c. to rear [Oct. 1940] Ref: 317-120.


Price: £35.00
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 (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 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. FPO SP.501 p/m. RAF censor R8/6 h/s.

1941 (Aug.) cover from MALAYA to GB with d/r. FPO SP.501 p/m. and RAF censor R8/6 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 21/1/41 to 21/10/41] Royal Air Force. Ref: 317-122.


Price: £20.00
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: 318-135.


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) cover GB to Canada. 'F/O Statham, J6865, RAF Station' KIA

1942 (Dec) Air Mail cover from GB to Canada with dumb p/m. and PC 90 OBE 7745 label. From 'F/O Statham, J6865, RAF Station'. Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) STATHAM, FREDERICK GRANT. Service Number J/6865. Died 16/03/1944. 294 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Walrus aircraft #W 2789 hit some balloon cables and crashed. Buried at KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY, ACROMA. Libya. NB: Part opening edge missing. Ref: 321-008


Price: £25.00
1942 Air Mail cover AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer EC Saunders, RAAF Records, London'

1942 (Jan) Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer EC Saunders, RAAF Records, London' [9d. RATE] with tied 3 OBC label [damaged] and s/r. RAAF BASE No. 4 p/m. to rear. Redirected to '209 Squadron'. Ref: 311-092.


Price: £20.00
1942 Air Mail cover KENYA to GB. EA APO p/m. RAF censor R11/25 h/s.

1942 Air Mail cover from KENYA to GB with part d/r. EA APO p/m. and RAF censor R11/25 h/s. NB: Folded. Ref: 309-054.


Price: £10.00
1942 Air Mail cover UK to Canada. FPO 539 p/m. PC 90 OBE 498 label. RCAF

1942 (May) Air Mail cover from UK to 'HR Laughlan', Canada with d/r. FPO 539 p/m. and PC 90 OBE 498 label. RCAF logo to flap. [Flight Sergeant (Air Observer) LAUGHLAN, HARMON WENDELLYN. Service Number R/97538. Died 03/02/1943. 78 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of [HR] Henry Colin Laughlan] Ref: 321-017.


Price: £25.00
1942 Air Mail covers CEYLON to GB. RAF censors

1942 Air Mail cover and letter from CEYLON to GB with RAF censor R10/955'B' h/s. From 'Arthur Taylor, RAF Ceylon'. Flap loose and faults. 1945 Air Mail cover from Ceylon to 'IOW' with RAF censor R17/451 h/s. From 'A/C Mack, RAF'. Ref: 311-130.


Price: £10.00
1942 Air Mail covers USA to 'P/O Robert Russell, RAF No. 31 Posting Depot, RCAF'

1942 Air Mail covers from USA to 'P/O Robert Russell, RAF No. 31 Posting Depot, RCAF Moncton, CANADA'
with ALBANY and CAMDEN p/m's. Ref: 310-057.


Price: £20.00
1942 circa. cover Troopship to Ireland. OFFICIAL PAID m/c. RAF censor R5/55

c.1942 cover from a Troopship to Ireland with OFFICIAL PAID m/c. and RAF censor R5/55 h/s. Also PC 90 OBE label under damaged SP1 / AN SCRUDOIR D'OSCAIL label. Ref: 318-013.


Price: £12.00
1942 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer JP Haydon' redirected to 'RAF Dishforth, Yorks'

1942 Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer JP Haydon, RAF Rinslip' and redirected to 'RAF Dishforth, Yorks' with redirection p/m's to rear. NB: Faults. Ref: 317-024.


Price: £15.00
1942 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. P Daly VP, RAAF, c/o RAF South Rhodesia'

1942 (Aug) cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. P Daly VP, RAAF, c/o RAF South Rhodesia, AFRICA' and redirected to UK with d/r. S. RHODESIA transit p/m. Also d/r. RAAF BASE PO No. 4 / ENGLAND receipt p/m. [Sgt Vincent Patrick Daly a survivor, flew Spitfire P8276. On 16th. Jan. 1943 while returning from an unsuccessful search for a British Motor Torpedo Boat reported to be under attack by several German gunboats, the squadron encountered bad weather and heavy fog. Three aircraft, Vin's and those of two Canadian Pilots, crashed into the snow-covered mountains near the England-Scotland border. Vin survived the landing and after two days, during part of which he dragged one of the Canadians along with him before realising the man was dead, was found by a shepherd and his dog searching for lost sheep. His nose was crushed, his mouth torn and his feet severly frostbitten. After some time in Larpent hospital, Scotland, he was sent to Hoylake where he became a member of the Guinea Pig Club, as plastic surgery patients of Sir Reginald McIndoe were known] Faults. Ref: 319-028.


Price: £45.00
1942 cover CANADA to 'RAF Station Hospital, Calne' redirected '102 Sqdn'

1942 Air Mail cover from CANADA to 'Sgt/Pilot Marchalleck HJ, RAF Station Hospital, Calne, Wilts' and redirected to '102 Sqdn., Topcliffe, Yorks' [Heavy Bomber Squadron] with PC 90 OBE 8946 label tied by CALNE / WILTS m/c. Ref: 319-130.


Price: £15.00
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