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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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1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover AUSTRALIA to GB. FPO 1046 p/m. '76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'

1959 'Forces Air Mail' cover from AUSTRALIA to GB with d/r. FPO 1046 p/m. [Edinburgh Field] From 'Sgt. Lawson, 76 Sqdn., BFPO 151'. Ref: 312-002.


Price: £15.00
1962 'Forces Air Mail' PPC ADEN to GB. FPO 1056 p/m. 'RAF Khormaksar, BFPO 69'

1962 'Forces Air Mail' PPC from ADEN to GB with d/r. FPO 1056 p/m. From 'J/T Ford-Brown R.H, RAF Khormaksar, BFPO 69'. Ref: 310-047.


Price: £15.00
1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1019 p/m.

1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1019 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1965 (April) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged. Ref: 315-058.


Price: £15.00
1915 unused real photo PPC 'German Aeroplane captured by RFC'

1915 unused real photo PPC 'German Aeroplane brought down by our men - RFC -captured Oct 11th 1915'. Royal Flying Corps. Ref: 321-160.


Price: £20.00
1920 (Dec) cover GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt'

1920 (Dec) cover from GB to 'CN Ellen Esq. DFC, Headquarters, Egyptian Group, Royal Air Force, Cairo, Egypt' with part d/r. Indian FPO 68? receipt p/m/. to rear. [Air Commodore C N Ellen (03233) 18 Sep 1920: HQ Middle East awaiting disposal. 2 Oct 1920: U/T Pilot, Egypt Group. 1 Apr 1921: Pilot, No 45 Sqn.] Ref: 318-137.


Price: £20.00
1920 l/s. EGYPT to GB redirected. Postage Due. Royal Air Force

1920 lettersheet from EGYPT endorsed 'OAS' to GB and redirected to BELGIUM. Taxed with part Postage Due. From Royal Air Force, Alexander. mss .. "first time since I joined the RFC I find myself in hospital". Ref: 322-146.


Price: £20.00
1927 (Oct) OHMS Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. Air Headquarters BAGHDAD

1927 (Oct) large OHMS Air Mail cover from IRAQ to 'RAF Records', GB with LOWER BAGHDAD p/m. and Air Headquarters BAGHDAD h/s. NB: Repaired. Ref: 319-101.


Price: £20.00
1933 Air Mail cover SUDAN to GB. 47 Squadron Royal Air Force

1933 Air Mail cover from SUDAN to GB with s/r. KHARTOUM p/m. and '47 SANS PEUR' crest to flap - 47 Squadron, Royal Air Force: January 1933, continuing its operations in support of the Sudan Defence Force and floatplane patrols over the Red Sea. RAF. [Earlier unofficial motto - 'Without fear'] Ref: 308-132.


Price: £20.00
1941 cover MALAYA to GB. FPO SP.501 p/m. RAF censor R8/6 h/s.

1941 (Aug.) cover from MALAYA to GB with d/r. FPO SP.501 p/m. and RAF censor R8/6 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 21/1/41 to 21/10/41] Royal Air Force. Ref: 317-122.


Price: £20.00
1941 cover MALAYA to GB. SINGAPORE p/m. RAF censor R8/31 h/s.

1941 (Jan) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to GB [55 cent RATE] with d/r. SINGAPORE p/m. and RAF censor R8/31 h/s. Civilain postmark. From 'PA Sowman. F/Lt'. [Dates Recorded: 10/1/41 to 4/1/42. RAF Seletar - two covers recorded] Ref: 318-135.


Price: £20.00
1942 Air Mail cover AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer EC Saunders, RAAF Records, London'

1942 (Jan) Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer EC Saunders, RAAF Records, London' [9d. RATE] with tied 3 OBC label [damaged] and s/r. RAAF BASE No. 4 p/m. to rear. Redirected to '209 Squadron'. Ref: 311-092.


Price: £20.00
1942 Air Mail covers USA to 'P/O Robert Russell, RAF No. 31 Posting Depot, RCAF'

1942 Air Mail covers from USA to 'P/O Robert Russell, RAF No. 31 Posting Depot, RCAF Moncton, CANADA'
with ALBANY and CAMDEN p/m's. Ref: 310-057.


Price: £20.00
1942 covers INDIA to GB. RAF censor R16/7 and R16/50 h/s's

1942 (8th. Oct) Air Mail cover from INDIA to GB with d/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO K.46 p/m. and RAF censor R16/7 h/s. From 'AC Adams, 17 Squadron RAF, India'. By the end of May 1942, the squadron had re-assembled at Calcutta and in June received aircraft again for the defence of the area. Ground attack missions began in February 1943. 1942 (Sept) Air mail cover from INDIA to GB with CALCUTTA m/c. boxed RAF censor R16/50 h/s. Also civil censor h/s. Faults. Ref: 319-140.


Price: £20.00
1944 (July) Air Letter GB to 'F/O Savory R.G, Section K, RAF Ceylon'

1944 (July) Air Letter from GB to 'F/O Savory R.G, Section K, RAF Ceylon'. [Flying Officer SAVORY, ROBERT GLYNDWR. Service Number 152676. Died 10/02/1945 Aged 24. 22 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Commemorated at SINGAPORE MEMORIAL] Ref: 322-063.


Price: £20.00
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
1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] LIBYA to GB. FPO 174 p/m. 'RAF Idris'

1959 Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from LIBYA to GB with d/r. FPO 174 p/m. From 'RAF Idris, BFPO 57'. [In 1952 the station was renamed RAF Idras at the request of the Libyan government. The station was used as a staging post for flights from the UK to the middle east and far east. It was also used in the 1950s as a base for aircraft using the Libyan desert bombing ranges for practice] Daynes RE 9d. NB: Fault to rear. Ref: 316-052,


Price: £20.00
1964 (June) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1057 p/m.

1964 (June) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1057 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1964 (May) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged and edge missing. Ref: 316-003.


Price: £20.00
1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover + letter BAHRAIN to GB. d/r. FPO 234 p/m

1965 (March) 'Forces Air Mail' cover and letter from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 234 p/m. From 'Cpl. BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Also 1965 (March) cover and letter to him in Bahrain. NB: Flap damaged. Ref: 314-066.


Price: £20.00
1918 (March) Registered Letter [2d.] Western Front to GB. APO S.87 p/m. RAF

1918 (March) Registered Letter [2d.] from the Western Front to GB with d/r. APO S.87 p/m. and censor 5488 h/s. [RAF at Pont de l'Arche] Engine Repair Shops, ten miles southeast of Rouen. Ref: 317-009.


Price: £25.00
1919 cover GB to 'Wireless Operator, "O Flight", 15 Wing, RAF, France' redirected

1919 (March) cover from GB to 'RW Shaw, 1st. Class Aircraftman, Wireless Operator 7315, "O Flight", 15 Wing, RAF, France' and redirected to '9 Wing' and '54 Wing' with poor d/r. APO S.48 p/m. to rear. [15 Wing - Originally RFC Reserve Army Wing. 20 March 1919: Date of disestablishment] Ref: 312-007.


Price: £25.00