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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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1930 (May) Air Mail cover IRAQ to GB. MAGIL p/m. 84 Squadron RAF crest

1930 (May) cover from IRAQ to GB [6 Annas RATE] endorsed 'Air Mail Shaibah-London' with d/r. MAGIL p/m. and 84 Squadron RAF crest to rear. Folded and roughly opened. Ref: 316-086.


Price: £25.00
1941 (July) cover ADEN to 'OC UDFI, APO Nairobi' RAF censor R9/90 h/s.

1941 (31st. July) 'OHMS' cover from ADEN to 'Major T.R. Ronsford, OC UDFI, APO Nairobi' with RAF censor R9/90 h/s. [Recorded use: 23/07/41 to Oct 41] Ref: 322-108.


Price: £25.00
1941 (Sept) cover MALAYA to Australia. FPO SP 501 p/m. RAF censor R8/74 h/s.

1941 (Sept) Air Mail cover from MALAYA to Australia with d/r. FPO SP 501 p/m. and RAF censor R8/74 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 6/1/41 to 22/11/41] Ref: 314-009.


Price: £25.00
1942 Air Mail cover UK to Canada. FPO 539 p/m. PC 90 OBE 498 label. RCAF

1942 (May) Air Mail cover from UK to 'HR Laughlan', Canada with d/r. FPO 539 p/m. and PC 90 OBE 498 label. RCAF logo to flap. [Flight Sergeant (Air Observer) LAUGHLAN, HARMON WENDELLYN. Service Number R/97538. Died 03/02/1943. 78 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Canadian Air Force. Son of [HR] Henry Colin Laughlan] Ref: 321-017.


Price: £25.00
1942 cover North AFRICA to Sudan. FPO 116 p/m. RAF censors [Algeria]

1942 (6th. June) cover from North AFRICA to Sudan with d/r. FPO 116 p/m. and RAF censor R11/15? h/s. Also OBC label tied by PASSED BY RAF BASE CENSOR No. 2 h/s. [Algeria] and KHARTOOM receipt p/m. (21st. June) Ref: 322-130.


Price: £25.00
1942 Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB. FPO 80 p/m. RAF censor

1942 Air Mail Honour Envelope SYRIA to GB [10d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 80 p/m. and RAF censor R10/511 h/s. [New recording] Also d/r. FPO 552 p/m. to rear. Folded. Ref: 318-117.


Price: £25.00
1943 'View Letter Card' KENYA to GB. EA APO 83 p/m. RAF censor R11/74 h/s.

1943 'View Letter Card' from KENYA to GB with d/r. EA APO 83 p/m. and RAF censor R11/74 h/s. - HQ 246 Wing, Mombasa. East Africa. Six pictures inside. Ref: 310-012.


Price: £25.00
1943 cover from Feldpost L 35942 - ESTONIAN in Luftwaffe

1943 cover and letter from Feldpost L 35942 to Ostland -Air Field Command (E) 3/XI. Located Schleswig area, Germany. From ESTONIAN in Luftwaffe. Ref: 322-140.


Price: £25.00
1943 Honour Envelope GOLD COAST to GB. FPO 106 p/m. RAF censor R11/91

1943 Honour Envelope from the GOLD COAST to GB with d/r. FPO 106 p/m. and RAF censor R11/91 h/s. [Dates recorded: 21/10/42 to 24/11/43. FPO 106. Gold Coast, RAF Takoradi] Part flap missing. Ref: 316-077.


Price: £25.00
1944 (Dec) cover AZORES to GB d/r. RAF PO 004 p/m. RAF censor R6/88 h/s.

1944 (Dec) cover from AZORES to GB with d/r. RAF PO 004 p/m. and RAF censor R6/88 h/s. From 'LAC Gordon S., Royal Air Force'. [Dates recorded: 30/1/44 to 16/4/45. The airfield at Lagens] Ref: 322-044.


Price: £25.00
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 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
1946 Registered cover EGYPT to USA 'RAF Station Aboukir, 24 PTC'

1946 Registered cover from EGYPT to 'American Relief for Poles', USA with s/r. ALEXANDRIE p/m. and oval NEW YORK REG'Y DIV receipt p/m. From 'RAF Station Aboukir, 24 PTC, Egypt'. mss .. 'Polish Forces. (Refugee mail)' Ref: 319-121.


Price: £25.00
1958 uprated Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] CYPRUS to GB. FPO 113 p/m

1958 uprated Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 113 p/m. From '26 Sqdn., A Flight, RAF Regt., BFPO 53'. [The Cyprus Emergency (Guerrilla War) was a conflict fought in British Cyprus between 1955 and 1959] Daynes RE 9d. Ref: 321-020.


Price: £25.00
1959 uprated Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] CYPRUS to GB. FPO 123 p/m

1959 uprated Air Mail Overseas Registered Letter [6d. + 6d.] from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 123 p/m. From '1153 Marine Craft Unit, Royal Air Force, Akrotiri, Cyprus, BFPO 53'. [The Cyprus Emergency (Guerrilla War) was a conflict fought in British Cyprus between 1955 and 1959] Daynes RE 9d. Ref: 321-021.


Price: £25.00
1964-65 covers GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63'

1964-65 Air Mail covers and letters [6 No.] from GB to 'Corporal BH Beal, Ground Eqpt. Section, RAF Muharraq, Bahrein, BFPO 63' with different adhesives. [3d. and 6d. RATES] BAHRAIN, Persian Gulf. Ref: 316-044.


Price: £25.00
1965 'Air Mail' cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1019 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'.

1965 'Air Mail' cover from Bahrain to GB with d/r. FPO 1019 p/m. From 'Flt. Lt. DJ Bentley, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf'. Ref: 314-050.


Price: £25.00
1968 Air Mail cover BAHRAIN to GB. FPO 1040 p/m. 'RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'

1968 Air Mail cover from BAHRAIN to GB [4d. RATE] with d/r. FPO 1040 p/m. From 'C/T Wallace J, RAF Muharraq, BFPO 63'. Persian Gulf. Flap torn. Ref: 313-023.


Price: £25.00
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