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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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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: 321-125.


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
1944 'Green Envelope' INDIA to GB. RAF POST SEA p/m. RAF censor R17/335 h/s

1944 'Green Envelope' [Honour] from INDIA to GB with d/r. RAF POST (2)SEA p/m. and RAF censor R17/335 h/s. Bombay. From 'AC1 J Jones, RAF'. 321-056.


Price: £7.00
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 (Oct) PPC IRELAND to '382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA'

1944 (Oct) PPC from IRELAND [Eire] to 'Sgt. Goldner, 382 Wireless Unit, Royal Air Force, BLA' [Brussels, BELGIUM] and censored. Ref: 321-127.


Price: £9.00
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
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 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 Air Letter LIBYA to S. Africa. FPO 33 p/m. RAF censor R12/306 h/s.

1944 (20th. Oct) Air Letter from LIBYA to South Africa with d/r. FPO 33 p/m. and RAF censor R12/306 h/s. From 'G. McLeod, 44 Sqn SAAF'. [Transport Squadron] mss... "not too pleasant seeing a chap burn in an a/c not 25 yards from you. Hugh Wallace has been killed up here already" Ref: 321-019.


Price: £25.00
1944 Air Letter PALESTINE to GB. FPO 535 p/m. RAF censor R11/806

1944 (2nd. April) Air Letter from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. FPO 535 p/m. and RAF censor R11/806 h/s. [Recorded use: 17/3/44 to 29/4/44] From 'RAF Hadera, MEF'. Ref: 317-138.


Price: £9.00
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 Armed Forces Air Letter GB to Canada. FPO 10 p/m. '2/L DM Lunan, RCAF'

1944 Armed Forces Air Letter from GB to Canada with d/r. FPO 10 p/m. From '2/L DM Lunan, RCAF, c/o HQ 20 Lincoln Inn Fields, London'. [Headquarters of the Royal Canadian Air Force Overseas, Dec. 1941 - July 1946] NB: Tear. Ref: 317-042.


Price: £9.00
1944 Armed Forces Air Letter GB to USA. 'FL Apperley GS, RCAF, Overseas'

1944 Armed Forces Air Letter from GB to USA with d/r. FPO p/m. and redirected with ADVISE YOUR COMPLETE MILITARY ADDRESS h/s. From 'FL Apperley GS, RCAF, Overseas'. Ref: 321-049.


Price: £8.00
1944 circa. Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. FPO p/m. RAF Censor R11/479 h/s.

c.1944 Air Mail cover from IRAQ to GB [10d. RATE] with poor d/r. FPO p/m. and RAF Censor R11/479 h/s. Ref: 315-098.


Price: £8.00
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