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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 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
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
1944 Air Letter ITALY to GB. FPO 242 p/m. RAF censor R15/423 h/s. '335 Wing'

1944 (Oct) Air Letter from ITALY to GB with d/r. FPO 242 p/m. and RAF censor R15/423 h/s. From 'LAC Dicksee. HQ 335 Wing'. Located Biferno. [Dates recorded: 04/11/1944 & 22/11/44] Ref: 318-098.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover INDIA to 'Bombay'. RAF POST 5 / SE ASIA p/m. RAF censor R17/211

1944 (Nov) cover from INDIA to 'Bombay' with d/r. RAF POST 5 / SE ASIA p/m. and RAF censor R17/211 h/s. Also PC 90 OBE label tied by SPECIAL 88 CENSORSHIP h/s. From '158146 Major JJ Arns'. Ref: 320-104.


Price: £12.00
1944 covers + letters 'LAC Vaughan, c/o 141 Wing, RAF, c/o GPO Lewes, Sussex'

1944 covers and letters re: LAC Vaughan'. One dated 18th. Aug. 1944 to 'c/o 141 Wing, Royal Air Force, c/o GPO Lewes, Sussex' with d/r. AEAF / CP HQ receipt p/m. [Allied Expeditionary Air Force / Command Post Headquarters] One from 'RAF, APO England' dated 12th. July 1944 with RAF censor R7/305 h/s. [Normandy Invasion, June 1944] NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 309-162.


Price: £12.00
1944 ps PC FRANCE to 'F/Lt. J Jenny, HQ AEAF Main'. redirected TRACING SECTION

1944 (Oct) ps PC from FRANCE to 'F/Lt. J Jenny, HQ AEAF Main, c/o SNAEF, FPO, BLA' and redirected with boxed CPHQ 2/TAF TRACING SECTION h/s. Tracing and redirection of mails from AEAF units. [Allied Expeditionary Air Force] Folded. Ref: 315-091.


Price: £12.00
1944 Registered Letter EGYPT to Palestine. FPO 235 p/m. RAF censor

1944 (4th. Aug) uprated Registered Letter from EGYPT to Palestine with d/r. FPO 235 p/m. and RAF censor R11/103 h/s. [Recorded: 4/4/44 to 16/8/44] Royal Air Force. From 'LAC Shifrin, A'. Ref: 313-137.


Price: £12.00
1945 (May) Air Letter Libya to GB. FPO 534 p/m. & RAF censor R12/326 h/s.

1945 (May) Air Letter from Libya to GB with d/r. FPO 534 p/m. & RAF censor R12/326 h/s. [Recorded 16/4/45 to 17/7/45] From 'Cpl. John A. Eve., No. 17 SP, Servicing, RAF. MEF'. Ref: 309-041.


Price: £12.00
1945 cover USA to GB redirected. FPO 706 p/m. RAF censor R7/77

1945 (July) cover from USA to 'Wing Commander JH Iremonger DFC. RAF' and redirected to 'Main HQ, 83 Group, BLA' with d/r. FPO 760 p/m. [28 Aug] and RAF censor R7/77 h/s. [Censor also recorded: 15/06/1944 with FPO 804, France. 128 AFHQ] From 'Colonel EA Iremonger CBE'. Ref: 313-138.


Price: £12.00
1945-46 real photos [5 No] RAF personel '3 Squadron + 6004 S.E. Berlin' and 'VE +3. DAY'

1945-46 real photos [5 No] RAF personel endorsed to rear '3 Squadron + 6004 S.E. Berlin. April 1946' [GATOW Tempest V's] and 'VE +3. DAY'. 170 x 120 mm. max. Ref: 311-020.


Price: £12.00
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: 321-152.


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
1918 real photographs: RAF 'Avo Spider' and 'Handley Page 0/400 Bomber' etc.

1918 real photographs: RAF 'Avo Spider' and 'Handley Page 0/400 Bomber'. [1/. The Pilot and Forward Observer in a Handley Page 0/400 Bomber of No. 207 Squadron at Ligescourt Aerodrome, 25 Aug. 1918. From IWM collection. 2/. The Avro 531 Spider was a British fighter aircraft built by Avro during WW1. It did not proceed past the prototype stage. First flight: April 1918. (Frank Yeoman Coll.) 3/. Also larger real photo captured? two seater German biplane. (190 x 140 mm) with '85' on propeller] Ref: 321-111.


Price: £15.00
1920's unused real photo PPC MALTA - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off

1920's unused real photo PPC from MALTA? - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off with mounted Vickers machine gun. Ref: 311-015.


Price: £15.00
1933-34 covers GB to '203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ'

1933-34 covers from GB to 'LAC HJ Ross, 203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ' and one redirected. [No.203 Squadron: three Southampton flying boats to its new base in Iraq, where it remained until the outbreak of war (apart from a brief move to Aden in September 1935 during the Abyssinian crisis)] Ref: 311-019.


Price: £15.00
1934 cover ADEN to GB. 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap

1934 (July) cover from ADEN to GB with d/r. ADEN p/m. cancelling Indian 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. Also RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap. [Royal Air Force] Ref: 322-132.


Price: £15.00
1936 (Dec) cover EGYPT to GB. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. RAF Station

1936 (Dec) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. - RAF Station. Italian-Abyssinian Crisis. Ref: 312-114.


Price: £15.00
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
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