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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 (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 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
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 GB to 'Pilot Office Robert Russell, RAF, USA' redirected to Canada

1942 (Oct)Air Mail cover from GB to 'Pilot Office Robert Russell, RAF, USA' and redirected to 'No. 31 PD, Moncton, NB, Canada' with PC 90 OBE 3617 label and ALBANY transit m/c. to rear. Ref: 310-007.


Price: £8.00
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 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 Air Mail PC GB to 'F/O CE Robotham, YO YO, RAF, c/o APO 1730'

1942 Air Mail PC from GB to 'F/O CE Robotham, YO YO, RAF, c/o APO 1730' [7d. RATE] and redirected to AHQ New Delhi. [INDIA] Ref: 311-088.


Price: £9.00
1942 cover + letter GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R4/158 h/s.

1942 Air Mail cover and letter from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R4/158 h/s. From 'Cpl. McGuire JG, RAF New Camp, Gibraltar'. Faults. Ref: 312-084.


Price: £12.00
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: 302-107.


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
1942 cover North AFRICA to Sudan. FPO 116 p/m. RAF censors [Algeria]

1942 (6th. June) cover from North AFRICA to Sudan with d/r. FPO 116 p/m. and RAF censor R11/15? h/s. Also OBC label tied by PASSED BY RAF BASE CENSOR No. 2 h/s. [Algeria] and KHARTOOM receipt p/m. (21st. June) Ref: 305-100.


Price: £25.00
1942 covers INDIA to GB. RAF censor R16/7 and R16/50 h/s's

1942 (8th. Oct) Air Mail cover from INDIA to GB with d/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO K.46 p/m. and RAF censor R16/7 h/s. From 'AC Adams, 17 Squadron RAF, India'. By the end of May 1942, the squadron had re-assembled at Calcutta and in June received aircraft again for the defence of the area. Ground attack missions began in February 1943. 1942 (Sept) Air mail cover from INDIA to GB with CALCUTTA m/c. boxed RAF censor R16/50 h/s. Also civil censor h/s. Faults. Ref: 302-121.


Price: £20.00
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
1942 Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB. FPO 80 p/m. RAF censor

1942 Air Mail Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB [10d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 80 p/m. and RAF censor R10/511 h/s. [New recording] Also d/r. FPO 552 p/m. to rear. Folded. Ref: 301-086.


Price: £25.00