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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 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
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 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: 303-151.

Price: £10.00
1943 (May) cover AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. Pilot Daly, V.P., Lambert, Scotland'

1943 (May) Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. Pilot Daly, V.P., Lambert, Larbert Military Base Hospital, Scotland' with part tied 3 OBC label and RAAF BASE PO No. 4 slogan m/c. (4d. RATE) [Sgt Vincent Patrick Daly a survivor, flew Spitfire P8276. On 16th. Jan. 1943 while returning from an unsuccessful search for a British Motor Torpedo Boat reported to be under attack by several German gunboats, the squadron encountered bad weather and heavy fog. Three aircraft, Vin's and those of two Canadian Pilots, crashed into the snow-covered mountains near the England-Scotland border. Vin survived the landing and after two days, during part of which he dragged one of the Canadians along with him before realising the man was dead, was found by a shepherd and his dog searching for lost sheep. His nose was crushed, his mouth torn and his feet severly frostbitten. After some time in Larpent hospital, Scotland, he was sent to Hoylake where he became a member of the Guinea Pig Club, as plastic surgery patients of Sir Reginald McIndoe were known] Roughly opened. Ref: 311-030.

Price: £45.00
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 from Feldpost L 35942 - ESTONIAN in Luftwaffe

1943 cover and letter from Feldpost L 35942 to Ostland -Air Field Command (E) 3/XI. Located Schleswig area, Germany. From ESTONIAN in Luftwaffe. Ref: 305-112.

Price: £25.00
1943 cover GIBRALTAR to 'RCAF, Canada'. FPO 475 p/m. PC 90 OBE A/6025 label

1943 (12th. May) Air Mail cover from GIBRALTAR to 'RCAF, Canada' [1s. 4d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and PC 90 OBE A/6025 label tied by s/r. AYALNER MPO 104 receipt p/m. [June 1st] From 'ACI Boyd J, Royal Air Force'. Ref: 305-098.

Price: £25.00
1943 cover LIBYA to Sudan. FPO 656 p/m. RAF censor R11/836 h/s.

1943 (18th. Dec) cover from LIBYA to Sudan with d/r. FPO 656 p/m. and RAF censor R11/836 h/s. [Dates recorded: 27/11/43 & 15/12/43] Allocated to 233 Wing (Tripoli) Ref: 305-102.

Price: £15.00
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: 302-083.

Price: £10.00
1943 cover USA to 'Waldron A/C/2, RAF, c/o GPO London'. PHILADELPHIA m/c.

1943 cover USA to 'Waldron A/C/2, RAF, c/o GPO London'. PHILADELPHIA / BUY WAR SAVINGS BONDS slogan m/c. Also PC 90 OBE 4402 label with Imprint. Ref: 304-052.

Price: £9.00
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 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 PPC's [29 No.] North AFRICA to GB with various RAF censors

1943 (Jan. - Nov.) PPC's [29 No.] from North AFRICA to GB with various RAF censors: Base censors R19 and R20. Also R13/63 and R14/297 with d/r. FPO 167, 233, 632 and 656 p/m's. From 'LAC Brown, AF'. Royal Air Force in Libya Tunisia and Italy. Ref: 304-091.

Price: £35.00
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