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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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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 GIBRALTAR to S. Africa. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R15/396 h/s

1945 (5th. June) Air Letter from GIBRALTAR to S. Africa [3d. RATE] with poor d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R15/396 h/s. Late use. [Dates Recorded: 2/3/45 to 1/6/45 - Only three recordings of R15 type from Gibraltar] From 'A/Cxe. JG Roberts, '22 Sqn, SAAF'. Operating Lockheed Venturas in Gibraltar. [South African Air Force] No.22 Squadron flew anti-submarine patrols in the Western Mediterranean. Ref: 314-023.

Price: £35.00
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 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 Registered Letter ITALY to S. Africa. FPO 746 p/m. RAF censor

1945 (Feb) uprated Registered Letter from ITALY to South Africa with d/r. FPO 746 p/m. and RAF censor R15/3 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 25/9/44 to 5/12/44] Also d/r. APO-U-MPK 29A transit p/m. From 'Sgt McEwan. EW, SAAF'. South African Air Force. Late usage. Ref: 304-117.

Price: £30.00
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
1946 'Security' Air Letter BURMA to GB. RAF POST 157 p/m. 'RAF Mingaladon, Rangoon'

1946 'Security' Air Letter from BURMA to GB with d/r. RAF POST 157 p/m. From 'RAF Mingaladon, Rangoon'. [Postwar Occupation Duties: the transport squadrons saw the largest amount of work, evacuating POWs and internees and supplying garrisons and the civilian population] Ref: 315-036.

Price: £15.00
1946 (April) cover 'BLA' to Isle of Wight. FPO 870 p/m. RAF crest to flap

1946 (April) cover from 'BLA' to Isle of Wight with d/r. FPO 870 p/m. and RAF crest to flap [Royal Air Force - British Liberation Army in Belgium] Ref: 304-079.

Price: £9.00
1946 (May) Air Mail cover BATAVIA to GB. RAFPOST 209 p/m.

1946 (May) Air Mail cover from BATAVIA [NEI] to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 209 p/m. From 'South East Asia Air Forces'. Ref: 308-141.

Price: £20.00
1946 Air Mail cover MALAYA to GB. RAFPOST 309 p/m. Singapore

1946 (July) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB with d/r. RAFPOST 309 p/m. - Singapore. From 'AC Davis'. Part flap missing. Ref: 311-141.

Price: £18.00