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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 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 (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
1945 Air Letter INDIA to S. AFRICA, RAF Censor R17/79. Burma Communication Sqdn

1945 Air Letter from INDIA to S. AFRICA with d/r. RAFPOST / SE ASIA p/m. and RAF Censor R17/79. From Burma Communication Squadron, RAF, SEAAF'. [Headquarters RAF Burma Communication Squadron established Baigachi when Headquarters RAF Burma formed at Calcutta 21.4.45. Became Air Headquarters Burma Communication Squadron 20.9.45, when the parant unit, by then at Rangoon, changed it's title to AHQ Burma] Ref: 308-102.

Price: £15.00
1945 Air Letter ITALY to S. Africa. APO-U-MPK 39 p/m. '44 Squad SAAF'

1945 Air Letter from ITALY to South Africa with d/r. APO-U-MPK 39 p/m. From 'Sig B Isaacs, 44 Squadron SAAF, UDF, CMF'. [South African Air Force] Feb. 1945 the squadron moved to the Italian port of Bari for operations in the Balkans, including providing support to Yugoslav partisans. Ref: 316-106.

Price: £12.00
1945 cover 'BLA' to France FPO 809 p/m. and RAF censors

1945 (Feb) cover from 'BLA' to France with d/r. FPO 809 p/m. and RAF censor R7/2. Also EXAMINED BY BASE CENSOR label tied by RAF censor R20/12. From 'Captain M Guillo, RAF 37.886'. Corner nick. Ref: 307-136.

Price: £30.00
1945 cover 'BLA' to GB. FPO 432 p/m. RAF censor R7/410 h/s.

1945 (Aug) cover from 'BLA' to GB with d/. FPO 432 p/m. and RAF censor R7/410 h/s. Canadian Forces, Northern Europe. From 'Cpl. Mellor KM, RAF'. Ref: 315-159.

Price: £8.00
1945 cover + letter INDIA to GB. RAF POST 2 p/m. 'JG Roy, RAF Worli, Bombay'

1945 (Sept) cover and letter from INDIA to GB with weak d/r. RAF POST 2 p/m. From 'JG Roy, RAF Worli, Bombay'. mss … "embarking on "BRITANNIC". Ref: 317-055.

Price: £10.00
1945 cover CEYLON to GB. RAF POST 3 p/m. RAF censor R17/489 h/s.

1945 Air Mail cover from CEYLON to GB with d/r. RAFPOST CEYLON 39 p/m. [Kandy; HQ Air Command S E Asia] and RAF censor R17/489 h/s. Also PC 90 OBE label tied by tri. FIELD CENSOR 174 h/s. [India] From 'S/L WE Sandbach' and self censored. [Squadron Leader RAF] Ref: 310-118.

Price: £9.00
1945 cover DENMARK to 'Cpl. Kraul, M. Royal Air Force, Sunningdale, England'

1945 (Sept) cover from DENMARK to 'Cpl. Kraul, M. Royal Air Force, Sunningdale, England' with ESBJERG slogan m/c. and tied Danmark Udlandspostkontrolle label. NB: Folded and worn. Ref: 306-086.

Price: £6.00
1945 cover EGYPT to 'Dragon Gourich, RHAF, HQ, UEF'. RAF censor R12/20

1945 (March) cover from EGYPT to 'F/Sgt. RN 695, Dragon Gourich, RHAF, HQ, UEF' with RAF censor R12/20 h/s. [Base censor] Also d/r. BAPO 4 p/m. to rear. [Royal Helenic Air Force. Greece] In Nov. 1944 the Greek squadrons returned to liberated Greece, where they were engaged in operations against the remaining German garrisons in the Aegean islands and Crete. On 31 July 1945, the squadron was disbanded from the RAF] Ref: 307-106.

Price: £30.00
1945 cover GUADALCANAL to New Zealand. RNZAF / NZ APO C p/m.

1945 'Patriotic' cover from GUADALCANAL to New Zealand with circ. (RNZAF) / NZ APO C p/m. and boxed CENSORED h/s. signed by 'E Fancy F/O'. NZ. New Zealand Air Force. Ref: 310-141.

Price: £9.00
1945 cover USA to GB redirected. FPO 706 p/m. RAF censor R7/77

1945 (July) cover from USA to 'Wing Commander JH Iremonger DFC. RAF' and redirected to 'Main HQ, 83 Group, BLA' with d/r. FPO 760 p/m. [28 Aug] and RAF censor R7/77 h/s. [Censor also recorded: 15/06/1944 with FPO 804, France. 128 AFHQ] From 'Colonel EA Iremonger CBE'. Ref: 313-138.

Price: £12.00
1945 ps Forces Letter GB to 'AC2 HOOD K., Royal Air Force, South East Asia Air Forces'

1945 (May) postal stationary Forces Letter from GB to 'AC2 HOOD K., Section K, 5 Base Signals Unit, Royal Air Force, South East Asia Air Forces'. [RAF. SEAAF] Ref: 316-027.

Price: £5.00
1945 ps PC INDIA to 'c/o RAF Post Calcutta'. SPECIAL CENSORSHIP h/s

1945 (Jan) postal stationary PC from INDIA with d/r. SILCHAR p/m. to 'No. 4 Filter Room, c/o RAF Post Calcutta' with two SPECIAL CENSORSHIP h/s's - Nos 20 and 73. Ref: 314-131.

Price: £30.00
1945 reused cover SIERRA LEONE to GB. RAF censors R11/4 and R20/4 h/s's

1945 (April) reused cover from SIERRA LEONE to GB with RAF censors R11/4 and R20/4 h/s's over OBC label. From 'S/Ldr. S.V. Pearce RAF'. NB: Opens out and faults. Ref: 317-037.

Price: £10.00
1945-46 real photos [5 No] RAF personel '3 Squadron + 6004 S.E. Berlin' and 'VE +3. DAY'

1945-46 real photos [5 No] RAF personel endorsed to rear '3 Squadron + 6004 S.E. Berlin. April 1946' [GATOW Tempest V's] and 'VE +3. DAY'. 170 x 120 mm. max. Ref: 311-020.

Price: £12.00