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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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1964-65 covers GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63'

1964-65 Air Mail covers and letters [6 No.] from GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, Ground Eqpt. Section, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63' with different adhesives. [3d. and 6d. RATES] BAHRAIN, Persian Gulf. Ref: 316-044.


Price: £25.00
1965 'Air Mail' cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1019 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'.

1965 'Air Mail' cover from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1019 p/m. From 'Flt. Lt. DJ Bentley, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Ref: 314-050.


Price: £25.00
1968 Air Mail cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1040 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'

1968 Air Mail cover from BAHRAIN to GB [4d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 1040 p/m. From 'C/T Wallace J, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf. Flap torn. Ref: 313-023.


Price: £25.00
1915 unused real photo PPC 'German Aeroplane captured by RFC'

1915 unused real photo PPC 'German Aeroplane brought down by our men - RFC -captured Oct 11th 1915'. Royal Flying Corps. Ref: 304-134.


Price: £20.00
1920 (Dec) cover GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt'

1920 (Dec) cover from GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Headquarters, Egyptian Group, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt' with part d/r. Indian FPO 68? receipt p/m/. to rear. [Air Commodore C N Ellen (03233) 18 Sep 1920: HQ Middle East awaiting disposal. 2 Oct 1920: U/T Pilot, Egypt Group. 1 Apr 1921: Pilot, No 45 Sqn.] Ref: 301-114 .


Price: £20.00
1920 l/s. EGYPT to GB redirected. Postage Due. Royal Air Force

1920 lettersheet from EGYPT endorsed 'OAS' to GB and redirected to BELGIUM. Taxed with part Postage Due. From Royal Air Force, Alexander. mss .. "first time since I joined the RFC I find myself in hospital". Ref: 305-123.


Price: £20.00
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
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
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: 301-112.


Price: £20.00
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 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
1946 (May) Air Mail cover BATAVIA to GB. RAFPOST 209 p/m.

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from BATAVIA [NEI] to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 209 p/m. From 'South East Asia Air Forces'. Ref: 308-141.


Price: £20.00
1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] LIBYA to GB. FPO 174 p/m. 'RAF Idris'

1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 174 p/m. From 'RAF Idris, BFPO 57'. [In 1952 the station was renamed RAF Idras at the request of the Libyan government. The station was used as a staging post for flights from the UK to the middle east and far east. It was also used in the 1950s as a base for aircraft using the Libyan desert bombing ranges for practice] Daynes RE 9d. NB: Fault to rear. Ref: 316-052,


Price: £20.00
1964 (June) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1057 p/m.

1964 (June) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1057 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1964 (May) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged and edge missing. Ref: 316-003.


Price: £20.00
1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. d/r. FPO 234 p/m

1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 234 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1965 (March) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged. Ref: 314-066.


Price: £20.00
1946 Air Mail cover MALAYA to GB. RAFPOST 309 p/m. Singapore

1946 (July) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 309 p/m. - Singapore. From 'AC Davis'. Part flap missing. Ref: 311-141.


Price: £18.00
1913 circa PPC real photo 'Belsize truck. London to Berlin. Boys of RFC'

c.1913 unused PPC real photo endorsed in pencil 'Belsize truck. London to Berlin. Boys of RFC'. Royal Flying Corps. Ref: 304-124.


Price: £15.00
1917 PPC's to '2nd AM JR Page, Royal Flying Corps' Halton + BEF

1917 PPC's to '2nd AM JR Page, Royal Flying Corps'. One to Halton Camp East' and the other to '12th Squadron, 12th Wing, RFC, BEF, France' and redirected to 'No. 1 AD' with poor m/c. [Battle honours: Arras, Cambrai 1917] Ref: 307-104.


Price: £15.00
1918 covers to 'Capt. UB Gilbert, RAF' + 'No. 2 Wireless School, RAF Penshurst'

1918 (April - May) covers to 'Capt. UB Gilbert, RAF' and one redirected 'No. 2 Wireless School, RAF Penshurst'. [On 8 Nov. 1917, No. 2 Wireless School was formed at Penshurst. It operated a variety of aircraft, including Airco DH.6, Avro 504K, Avro 504N, Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c and B.E.2e, Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Snipe. Aircrew attended the school for a one-week-long course in wireless telephony procedure. "FLIGHT GLOBAL" 30th. May 1918: The following are granted temp, comms. as 2nd Lieuts : U. B. Gilbert (Lieut. R.G.A.,S.R.)] Ref: 309-053.


Price: £15.00