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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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1942-44 cover USA to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. 'RAF Delegation, Washington'

1942-44 'Forces Mail' cover from USA to GB. MARITIME MAIL m/c. From 'S/Ldr. L. Hutchinson 109528. RAF Delegation, Washington'. Ref: 318-039.


Price: £6.00
1942-44 Honour Envelopes EGYPT to GB. RAF censors R11/79 and 246

1942-44 Honour Envelopes from EGYPT to GB with s/r. EPP p/m. and RAF censors R11/79 and R11/246 h/s's. Ref: 313-127.


Price: £6.00
1943 'View Letter Card' KENYA to GB. EA APO 83 p/m. RAF censor R11/74 h/s.

1943 'View Letter Card' from KENYA to GB with d/r. EA APO 83 p/m. and RAF censor R11/74 h/s. - HQ 246 Wing, Mombasa. East Africa. Six pictures inside. Ref: 310-012.


Price: £25.00
1943 (March) cover AUSTRALIA 'RAAF / CONCESSION POSTAL RATE'

1943 (March) cover from AUSTRALIA with boxed 'ON ACTIVE SERVICE / ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE / CONCESSION POSTAL RATE' h/s. Also s/r. PETERBOROUGH receipt p/m. to rear. Ref: 320-160.


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 GB to 'S/Ld. RW Toft RAF, 298 Wing HQ, West African Forces'

1943 (July) Air Letter from GB to 'S/Ld. RW Toft 90968, RAF, 298 Wing HQ, West African Forces'. [Squadron Leader] Ref: 309-070.


Price: £6.00
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
1943 cover + letter 'The Buffs, RNYYY, APO 4815' RAF censor

1943 cover and letter from 'Lt TC Williams, The Buffs, RNYYY, APO 4815' to GB with RAF censor R8/277 h/s. On board Transport Ship. [From a draft of Airmen en route to INDIA. Oct. 1943.] Ref: 311-124.


Price: £9.00
1943 cover PERSIA to GB. IFPO 105 p/m. RAF censor R11/10 h/s.

1943 (8th. Nov) cover from PERSIA [Iran] to GB with d/r. Indian FPO 105 p/m. and RAF censor R11/10 h/s. Sultanbad. Dates Recorded: 8/11/43 and 21/12/43. Ref: 319-112.


Price: £10.00
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
1943 Honour Envelope EGYPT to GB. FPO p/m. RAF Censor R11/141 p/m.

1943 Honour Envelope from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO p/m. and RAF Censor R11/141 p/m. - 47 Squadron. [It carried on operating Beauport's on anti-shipping, as well as convoy escort duties until June 1943] Designated FA W3078 (ME) Imprint: 1712 PMEM 3 000 000 1.41. Certificate not signed. Ref: 312-144.


Price: £12.00
1943 Honour Envelope GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 106 p/m. RAF censor R11/91

1943 Honour Envelope from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 106 p/m. and RAF censor R11/91 h/s. [Dates recorded: 21/10/42 to 24/11/43. FPO 106. Gold Coast, RAF Takoradi] Part flap missing. Ref: 316-077.


Price: £25.00
1943 Letter Card EGYPT to South Africa. EPP p/m. RAF censor R11/768 h/s.

1943 (15th. Oct) Letter Card from EGYPT to South Africa with part circ. EPP (31) p/m. RAF censor R11/768 h/s. [Dates recorded: 26/10/42 to 21/4/44] SAAF BASE HQ. Interesting content regarding Italians. Early use of censor. Ref: 306-081.


Price: £15.00
1943 PPC real photo PALESTINE. FPO 148 p/m. RAF censor R11/632

1943 (5th. July) PPC [real photo TEL-AVIV: Ben Jehuda Road] from PALESTINE with d/r. FPO 148 p/m. and RAF censor R11/632 h/s. Ref: 307-135.


Price: £25.00
1943 Xmas Greetings Air Mails EGYPT to GB with RAF R11 censors

1942-3 illustrated XMAS GREETINGS Air Mails from EGYPT to GB with circ. EPP p/m's and RAF censor R11/246 and 293 h/s's. Censor 246 known from 21/11/42 to 16/4/44 with EPP 17. 111 MU (Tura) Ref: 309-123.


Price: £9.00
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 (June) cover 'RGE Dodson RAF, Box 204, GPO Glasgow' - undercover address.

1944 (June) cover to 'Squadron Leader Rev. RGE Dodson RAF, Box 204, GPO Glasgow' - undercover address. Endorsed to rear "Received by me on 28/6/44. RGE Dodson Chaplain RAF VR". Probably flown Glasgow to RAF Stornoway. Folded. Ref: 319-016.


Price: £50.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 10(6) p/m. RAF censor R11/114

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 10(6) p/m. and RAF censor R11/114 h/s. [Dates recorded: 1/2/44 to 3/1/45] From Cpl. McMahon, Royal Air Force, Takoradi, West Africa Forces'. Ref: 320-045.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Nov) Air Letter GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 106 p/m. RAF censor R11/114

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 106 p/m. and RAF censor R11/114 h/s. [Dates recorded: 1/2/44 to 3/1/45] From Cpl. McMahon, Royal Air Force, Takoradi, West Africa Forces'. Ref: 319-018.


Price: £25.00
1944 Air Letter 'BNAF' to South Africa. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] RAF censor R15/21

1944 (Nov) Air Letter from 'BNAF' to South Africa with s/r. EPP 31 p/m. [Egypt] and RAF censor R15/21 h/s. Self censored from 'L. Loram, 28 Squadron SAAF, BNAF'. [South African Air Force]. mss .. "this one (letter) is being written 4,700 feet above the immaculate blue Mediterranean". From June 1943 the Dakotas were concentrated at the squadron's new base at Maison Blanche, Algiers, from where it operated passenger and cargo routes across the Mediterranean. Excellent content. NB: Faults. Ref: 310-114.


Price: £9.00