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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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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
1944 Air Letter GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'

1944 (April) ps Air Letter from GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, c/o Officers' Mess 22 SFTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'. Flying Officer A J Atkinson was killed in a Flying accident whilst training as an RAF pilot at 22 Service Flying Training School Thornhill in 1944. He was the son of Mr & Mrs R V Atkinson of Cheltenham, with RV Atkinson being a Director of the Gloster Aircraft Company. Ref: 313-123.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Letter GIBRALTAR to S. Africa. RAF censor R11/480 h/s.

1944 (30th. Oct) Air Letter from GIBRALTAR to South Africa with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R11/480 h/s. From 'JG. Roberts, SAAF'. [South African Air Force] From '22 Sqn, SAAF'. Operating Lockheed Venturas in Gibraltar No.22 Squadron flew anti-submarine patrols in the Western Mediterranean. mss .. "Newsreel .. came out of Holland .. stand against overwhelming odds .. brother in law of mine .. from the screen". [Dates Recorded: 11/7/44 to 8/12/44] Ref: 314-098.


Price: £40.00
1944 Air Letter GIBRALTAR to S. Africa. RAF censor R11/480 h/s. '22 Sdn, SAAF'

1944 Air Letter from GIBRALTAR to S. Africa [3d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R11/480 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 11/7/44 to 8/12/44. Only four recordings of R11/480 from Gibraltar] From 'A/Cxe. JG Roberts, '22 Sqn, SAAF'. Operating Lockheed Venturas in Gibraltar. No.22 Squadron flew anti-submarine patrols in the Western Mediterranean. Ref: 313-055.


Price: £35.00
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: 301-054.


Price: £12.00
1944 Air Mail cover ADEN to GB. ADEN p/m. RAF censor R11/89 h/s.

1944 (July) Air Mail cover from ADEN to GB [9 Anna RATE] with d/r. ADEN p/m. and RAF censor R11/89 h/s. [Known used 27/1/43 to 7/9/44. RAF Khormaksar] Ref: 312-140.


Price: £9.00
1944 AM Letter Card CEYLON. "RAF Stn. CHINA BAY"

1944 Air Mail Letter Card from CEYLON to GB with d/r. poor RAF POST / COLOMBO p/m. & RAF censor R17/465 h/s. From "RAF Stn. CHINA BAY" - Flying Boat Base. Faults. Ref: 308-158.


Price: £15.00
1944 circa. cover to 'Shoreham by Sea' and redirected. RAF censor R7/473 h/s.

c.1944 cover to 'Shoreham by Sea' and redirected with POSTAGE PAID m/c. and RAF censor R7/473 h/s. From '2146766 LACW Manley DA, RAF'. [LACW: Leading Aircraftwoman] Ref: 309-065.


Price: £15.00
1944 cover + letter GB to 'RAF Station Newtownards, Co. Down, N. Ireland'

1944 cover and letter from Manchester to '2204762 ACI O'Brien V, RAF Station Newtownards, Co. Down, N. Ireland' with two PC 90 labels. Ref: 311-043.


Price: £6.00
1944 cover from ESTONIA - GERMAN Naval Flak Detatchment

1944 (Sept) cover from ESTONIA endorsed 'Feldpost' with d/r. dumb p/m. and s/r. Fp No. M 50519 h/s. = 4th Company, 1st. Naval Flak Detatchment (Shipboard anti-aircraft artillery) Location: Danzig. Endorsed to rear 'Feldpost 38764C' = In Sept. 1944 the 563rd. Grenidier Div. was moved by sea from Danzig to Tallinn ESTONIA. Ref: 310-132.


Price: £10.00
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: 303-064.


Price: £12.00
1944 cover redirected to 'RAF Fairwood', reused with RAF censor R7/504 h/s.

1944 cover redirected to 'RAF Fairwood, Swansea' and reused with RAF censor R7/504 h/s. From 'PA Robertson P/O, RAF' and addressed to 'F/O FM Drake DFC'. 16th Jan. 1944. F. M. DRAKE, D.F.C. (171081) Ref: 304-097.


Price: £15.00
1944 cover TRINADAD to 'A/C2 Mr Jules Davis, RAF Contingent, c/o B.G. Garrison'

1944 Air Mail cover from TRINADAD to 'A/C2 Mr Jules Davis, RAF Contingent, c/o B.G. Garrison Headquarters, B.G.'. [British Guiana] NB: Trimmed opening edge. Ref: 305-067.


Price: £15.00
1944 cover USA to 'P/o Shrimpton, Peter. RAF' redirected. FORT KNOX p/m.

1944 cover from USA to 'P/o Shrimpton, Peter. RAF' and redirected to 'RAF Station Clyffe Pypard' with s/r. FORT KNOX p/m. From 'British Consulate General, New Orleans'. Ref: 304-051.


Price: £9.00
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 covers + letters LAC Vaughan, c/o 141 Wing, RAF, c/o GPO Lewes, Sussex

1944 covers and letters re: LAC Vaughan'. One dated 19th. 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 17th. July 1944 with RAF censor R7/305 h/s. [Normandy Invasion, June 1944] Faults. Ref: 307-092.


Price: £15.00
1944 illustrated Christmas airgraph ALGERIA to GB. RAF censor R15/445 h/s.

1944 illustrated Christmas airgraph from ALGERIA to GB with RAF censor R15/445 h/s. [Dates recorded: 25/11/44 to 12/2/45] From '351 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force, BNAF'. Ref: 307-081.


Price: £9.00
1944 Letter Card INDIA to GB. Experimental PO MS-8 p/m. 'RNAS Cochin'

1944 (July) Air Mail Letter Card from INDIA to GB [4 Anna RATE] with d/r. Experimental PO MS-8 p/m. and tomb censor h/s. From 'J Leach. Naval Airman, RNAS Cochin'. Located: Willington Island. Also tied PC 90 OBE label. Royal Naval Air Service. Ref: 311-136.


Price: £9.00
1944 lettersheet signed by 'Marshall RH' DFC. Late of 44 Squadron

1944 lettersheet to Old Reptonian Society and signed by Flying Officer 'Marshall RH' Honours: DFC Oct. 1943. Late of 44 Squadron. RAF. Details of Service: Bomber Command. Royal Air Force: For details see A Bedfordshire Bomb Aimer written by David H. Marshall about his brother, Flight Lieutenant Raymond Howitt Marshall, DFC (1918-1981) Ref: 312-117.


Price: £15.00
1944 PPC LIBIA to GB. FPO 534 p/m. RAF censor R12/326

1944 PPC (LIBIA) from Libya to GB with d/r. FPO 534 p/m. & RAF censor R12/326 h/s. [Early recording only known 16/4/45 to 17/7/45] From 'LAC Sid T Ball, RAF, MEF'. Ref: 309-111.


Price: £10.00