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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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1939 PC FRANCE to 'Marseille'. BASE AERIENNE ANNEXE DE DINARD h/s.

1939 PC from FRANCE to 'Marseille' with DINARD m/c. and d/r. BASE AERIENNE ANNEXE DE DINARD h/s. French Air Force Base. Ref: 319-072.


Price: £15.00
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
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
1940 cover N. IRELAND to 'Glasgow'. APO D No. 6 m/c. RAF censor R4/78 h/s.

1940 cover from N. IRELAND to 'Glasgow' with APO D No. 6 m/c. and RAF censor R4/78 h/s. Ref: 322-062.


Price: £7.00
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: 322-108.


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) 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: 322-133.


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 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 + letter S. RHODESIA to GB. GUINEA FOWL p/m. 'AC Sharp'

1942 cover and letter from S. RHODESIA to GB with d/r. GUINEA FOWL p/m. endorsed 'Uncensored'. From 'AC Sharp'. [The Rhodesia Air Training Group (RATG) 1940 – 1945] Ref: 322-064.


Price: £12.00
1942 cover + letter SHETLANDS to England. FPO 676 m/c. RAF censor R4/15 h/s.

1942 (31st. Aug) cover and letter from SHETLANDS to England with FPO 676 m/c. and RAF censor R4/15 h/s. [Dates recorded: 11/2/42 to 1/9/42] From 'LAC England, 25/1 RAF Station, Sumburgh, Shetlands'. Ref: 322-020.


Price: £15.00