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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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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
1935 (Jan) Air Mail cover [3d. RATE] GB to 'Royal Air Force, British Forces, ADEN'

1935 (Jan) Air Mail cover [3d. RATE] from GB to 'Sgt. CH Chester, HQ, Royal Air Force, British Forces, ADEN' with s/r. AVION / ALEXANDER transit p/m. to rear. Ref: 317-019.


Price: £10.00
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
1941 uprated Registered Letter GB to 'RW Ashworth, RAF attached, N. Ireland'

1941 uprated Air Mail Registered Letter from GB to 'AC2 RW Ashworth, RAF attached, Royal Berkshires, Coleraine, Co. Derry, N. Ireland' with PC 90 OBE 3355 label. Creased. Ref: 317-045.


Price: £10.00
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 RAF Privilege Envelope + letter. RAF Stn. Sumburgh, Shetlands

1942 RAF Privilege Envelope [Honour] and letter with FPO 676 m/c. and RAF censor R4/15 h/s. From 'LAC England, RAF Station, Sumburgh, Shetlands'. [Dates Recorded: 11/2/42 to 1/9/42] Ref: 305-122.


Price: £10.00
1942 real photo CANADA: 'C Flight. RAF Course 46. 33 EFTS. CARON, SASK.

1942 real photo CANADA: 'C Flight. RAF Course 46. 33 EFTS. CARON, SASK' - Saskatchewan [The Station hosted No. 33 Elementary Flying Training Schools (EFTS). The school was opened by the Royal Air Force on 5 Jan. 1942. The Aero Club of BC took over operation of the School 25 May 1942 and the school was closed 14 Jan. 1944. RCAF Aerodrome - Caron, Saskatchewan. [160 x 120 mm.] Photo by 'HS "BERT" Bridgeman, c/o 18 EFTS, Caron'.Ref: 304-069.


Price: £10.00
1943 Air Letter EGYPT to GB. EPP 17 p/m. RAF censor R11/2 h/s. 'F/Lt. Binns'

1943 Air Letter from EGYPT to GB with s/r. EPP 17 p/m. and RAF censor R11/2 h/s. From 'F/Lt. Binns, APO S.241'. Ref: 313-056.


Price: £10.00
1943 Air Letter TUNISIA to GB. FPO ?54 p/m. RAF censor R11/128 h/s. '37 Squadron'

1943 (May) Air Letter from TUNISIA to GB with d/r. FPO ?54 p/m. and RAF censor R11/128 h/s. From 'LAC Evans, 37 Squadron, RAF, MEF'. [No. 37 Squadron (RAF) heavy bomber squadron. Location: 30 May-15 Nov. 1943: Kairouan/ Temmar (Tunisia) Also 1946 cover with d/r. FPO 28 p/m. to GB. Same correspondence. Ref: 315-043.


Price: £10.00
1944 (Aug) 'War Ballot' PC INDONESIA to USA. US APO 920 p/m. '431 Ftr. Sqdn'

1944 (Aug) 'War Ballot' PC from INDONESIA to USA with US APO 920 p/m. From 'Sgt. WH Meyer, 431 Ftr. Sqdn., 495 Ftr. Group, APO 920'. Ref: 307-014..


Price: £10.00
1944 cover from ESTONIA - GERMAN Naval Flak Detatchment

1944 (Sept) cover from ESTONIA endorsed 'Feldpost' with d/r. dumb p/m. and s/r. Fp No. M 50519 h/s. = 4th Company, 1st. Naval Flak Detatchment (Shipboard anti-aircraft artillery) Location: Danzig. Endorsed to rear 'Feldpost 38764C' = In Sept. 1944 the 563rd. Grenidier Div. was moved by sea from Danzig to Tallinn ESTONIA. Ref: 310-132.


Price: £10.00
1944 PPC LIBIA to GB. FPO 534 p/m. RAF censor R12/326

1944 PPC (LIBIA) from Libya to GB with d/r. FPO 534 p/m. & RAF censor R12/326 h/s. [Early recording only known 16/4/45 to 17/7/45] From 'LAC Sid T Ball, RAF, MEF'. Ref: 309-111.


Price: £10.00
1945 cover + letter INDIA to GB. RAF POST 2 p/m. 'JG Roy, RAF Worli, Bombay'

1945 (Sept) cover and letter from INDIA to GB with weak d/r. RAF POST 2 p/m. From 'JG Roy, RAF Worli, Bombay'. mss … "embarking on "BRITANNIC". Ref: 317-055.


Price: £10.00
1945 reused cover SIERRA LEONE to GB. RAF censors R11/4 and R20/4 h/s's

1945 (April) reused cover from SIERRA LEONE to GB with RAF censors R11/4 and R20/4 h/s's over OBC label. From 'S/Ldr. S.V. Pearce RAF'. NB: Opens out and faults. Ref: 317-037.


Price: £10.00
1913-14 PPC real photo of 'St Peter's Flying Corps'

1913-14 unused PPC real photo of 'St Peter's Flying Corps. WE Knuts + IT Coll-ar'. Huntingdon? Ref: 304-126.


Price: £12.00
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
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
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
1943 covers GB to USA. 'US Naval Air Station'. redirected to '846 Squadron'

1943 Air Mail covers from GB to USA [1s. 3d. RATE] with PC 90 OBE labels. One to Rhode Island and the other Brunswick.- 'US Naval Air Station'. One redirected to '846 Squadron' in mss. 846 squadron officially formed at Quonset Point, USA in April 1943 as a torpedo bomber reconnaissance Avenger squadron, and subsequently embarked on HMS Ravager in July 1943 to the UK. Faults. Ref: 316-133.


Price: £12.00