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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 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
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: 320-104.

Price: £12.00
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: 321-098.

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 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 Letter Cards ZULULAND to GB. DURBAN m/c. RAF Detachment, St. Lucia,

1944 (June/Aug.) Letter Cards from ZULULAND to GB with d/r. DURBAN m/c. and boxed RAF Detachment, St. Lucia, Zululand h/s. From 'Bardsley, Mtubatuba, Zululand, S. Africa'. In Nov. Bardsley with 262 Squadron. [No. 262 Squadron reached Durban on 5 Nov. 1942, and moved into its main base at Congella one week later. The first Catalina flying boat arrived on 21 Feb. 1943, and patrols over the Indian Ocean began on 26 Feb. The seaways around Durban became increasingly full of shipping, to such an extent that it began to interfere with operations. The flying boats were moved to Langebaan and St. Lucia (Zululand), then in November 1944 into Lake Umsingazi] South Africa. Folded. Ref: 314-058.

Price: £30.00
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
1944 PPC [Bristol BLENHEIM IV] bomber with GLOUCESTER m/c.

1944 PPC [Bristol BLENHEIM IV] bomber with GLOUCESTER m/c. Ref: 321-108.

Price: £5.00
1944 ps covers EGYPT to Canada. EPP p/m. RAF censors R11/341 + R11/886

1944 ps covers [6 cent Air Mail] from EGYPT to Canada with s/r. EPP p/m's. and RAF censors R11/341 and R11/886 h/s's. Ref: 320-118.

Price: £9.00
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
1944 reused cover POSTAGE PAID m/c. RAF censor R7/552 h/s. RAE Farnborough

1944 reused cover with POSTAGE PAID m/c. and RAF censor R7/552 h/s. Redirected to I of Wight and then 'RAE Farnborough'. Farnborough Airfield ("RAE Farnborough") in Hampshire. BURY ST EDMUNDS m/c. to rear. Ref: 319-038.

Price: £15.00
1944-45 Registered Letters 'BLA' to GB. FPO 762 + 764 p/m's. RAF Censors R7/107 + 383

1944-45 Registered Letters from the 'BLA' to GB with d/r. FPO 762 and 764 p/m's. with oval RAF Censors R7/107 and 383 h/s's. Ref: 316-061.

Price: £8.00
1945 (Dec) PPC BURMA to GB. RAFPOST 12 p/m. 'F/o AD Yeardley. DFC'

1945 (Dec) PPC from BURMA to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 12 p/m. From Dennis - 'F/o AD Yeardley. DFC, 202 SP. RAF SEAAF'. [Dennis Yeardley, whose DFC awarded for shooting down an Me 262, I believe the first jet kill of WW2.] Ref: 322-024.

Price: £15.00
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 (Sept) cover HOLLAND to GB. FPO 432 p/m. censor R7/410 h/s. '2 TAF'

1945 (9th. Sept) cover from HOLLAND to GB with d/r. FPO 432 p/m. and censor R7/410 h/s. From '2 TAF'. Ref: [2TAF Second Tactical Air Force. ie RAF] 315-001.

Price: £8.00