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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 cover GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R6/143 h/s.

1942 (3rd. Oct) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R6/143 h/s. Earlier recording. [Dates Recorded: 12/11/42 to 24/11/43] Ref: 314-011.

Price: £9.00
1942 cover North AFRICA to Sudan. FPO 116 p/m. RAF censors [Algeria]

1942 (6th. June) cover from North AFRICA to Sudan with d/r. FPO 116 p/m. and RAF censor R11/15? h/s. Also OBC label tied by PASSED BY RAF BASE CENSOR No. 2 h/s. [Algeria] and KHARTOOM receipt p/m. (21st. June) Ref: 322-130.

Price: £25.00
1942 covers INDIA to GB. RAF censor R16/7 and R16/50 h/s's

1942 (8th. Oct) Air Mail cover from INDIA to GB with d/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO K.46 p/m. and RAF censor R16/7 h/s. From 'AC Adams, 17 Squadron RAF, India'. By the end of May 1942, the squadron had re-assembled at Calcutta and in June received aircraft again for the defence of the area. Ground attack missions began in February 1943. 1942 (Sept) Air mail cover from INDIA to GB with CALCUTTA m/c. boxed RAF censor R16/50 h/s. Also civil censor h/s. Faults. Ref: 319-140.

Price: £20.00
1942 Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB. FPO 80 p/m. RAF censor

1942 Air Mail Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB [10d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 80 p/m. and RAF censor R10/511 h/s. [New recording] Also d/r. FPO 552 p/m. to rear. Folded. Ref: 318-117.

Price: £25.00
1942 Letter Card IRAQ to GB. Indian FPO 101 p/m. RAF censor R11/765

1942 (Nov) Air Mail Letter Card from IRAQ [Persia] to GB with d/r. Indian FPO 101 p/m. and RAF censor R11/765 h/s. [From 31/9/42 to 3/4/43. Ind. Persia Abadan. 5152 Sqn. RAF Regiment (16/1/43)] From 'LAC French, 5152 Squadron, PIAFORCES'. Ref: 308-142.

Price: £15.00
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: 321-110.

Price: £10.00
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 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 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: 322-140.

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: 322-131.

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: 319-112.

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: 321-099.

Price: £9.00
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 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