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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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1947 cover + letter HONG KONG to GB. KOWLOON p/m. '18 MTRU, RAF'

1947 Air Mail cover and letter from HONG KONG to GB with d/r. KOWLOON / HONG KONG p/m. and oval 148 R & SU (MTLRB) RAF h/s. From 'AC Burney R., 18 MTRU, RAF'. [Motor Transport Repair Unit] Ref: 315-014.


Price: £40.00
1948 Air Letter GB to 'S/L DW Boatman RAF, British Services Mission, Burma'

1948 (Oct) Air Letter from GB to 'Squadron Leader DW Boatman RAF, British Services Mission, c/o GPO Rangoon Burma' with d/r. receipt p/m. From 'S/L JW Ganaway, Air Ministry (MAI)' Good content. [Establishment of British Services Mission in Burma, 9 Feb. 1948] Ref: 312-072.

The British mission conceded, a small civil war, and the Irrawaddy valley was virtually dominated by the rebels. The only thing that held the rebels back was a shortage of ammunition for their predominantly Japanese weapons. (See Bertil Lintne , Burma in revolt: opium and insurgency since 1948, Boulder, 1994).


Price: £15.00
1948 PPC [Chasseur-bombardier "THUNDERBOLT"] FRANCE to GB.

1948 real photo PPC [LYON Port aerien de Bron Chasseur-bombardier "THUNDERBOLT"] from FRANCE to GB. A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 44-89788) nicknamed "L' Belleville" of the French Air Force. RAF markings. Ref: 309-114.


Price: £15.00
1951 'Forces Air Mail' cover EGYPT to 'RAF Safi, MALTA Forces'. FPO 13 p/m.

1951 'Forces Air Mail' cover from EGYPT to 'RAF Safi, MALTA Forces' with d/r. FPO 13 p/m. From 'RAF Abyad, MEAF 15'. Folded. Ref: 320-014.


Price: £9.00
1952 cover GREENLAND to GB. APO 23 p/m. US Air Force Base, Thule

1952 (Sept) cover from GREENLAND to GB with US ARMY POSTAL SERVICE / APO 23 p/m. From 'US Air Force Base, Thule, NW Greenland'. Ref: 321-167.


Price: £45.00
1953 cover to 'Cpl. Atkinson PR'. redirected with RAF Form 1674 label

1953 cover to 'Cpl. Atkinson PR' and redirected to 'Royal Air Force, Box, Hawthorne, Wilts' with RAF Form 1674 label and tied by s/r. RAF STANMORE PARK, STANMORE h/s. Ref: 321-003.


Price: £7.00
1956 (Aug) PPC IRAQ to GB. FPO p/m 'RAF Habbaniya, BFPO 611'

1956 (Aug) PPC from IRAQ to GB with d/r. FPO p/m. From 'S/L Sheasby, RAF Habbaniya, BFPO 611'. [Royal Air Force] mss .. "The crisis will restrict our site seeing on the return journey" - SUEZ crisis. Ref: 317-143.


Price: £9.00
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 '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
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
1959 PPC CYPRUS to GB. FPO 113 p/m. 'RAF No. 113 MU. Nicosia'

1959 PPC from CYPRUS to GB with d/r. FPO 113 p/m. Mixed franking. From 'Gwyn Price, RAF No. 113 MU. [Royal Air Force] Nicosia'. Cyprus Guerrilla War 1954-1959. Royal Air Force. Ref: 317-141.


Price: £9.00
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
1959-66 reused covers with different RAF Re-Directed labels. One to RAF Aden.

1959-66 reused covers with different RAF Re-Directed labels. One to 'BFPO 69' - RAF Aden. Ref: 308-023.


Price: £9.00
1960 (March) Air Mail cover RAF GAN to GB. FPO 129 "Blackwell" p/m.

1960 (March) Air Mail cover from RAF GAN to GB with s/r. Forces Post Office 129 "Blackwell" p/m. From 'Sgt. Maisey D., RAF Gan, BFPO 180'. Ref: 320-018.


Price: £30.00
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
1963 'Forces Air Mail' cover CYPRUS to GB. FPO 2 m/c. 'Royal Air Force, BFPO 53'

1963 (Aug) 'Forces Air Mail' cover from CYPRUS to GB [3d. RATE] with FPO 2 m/c. From 'SAC Tungate, J.A.T (NE), Royal Air Force, Cyprus, BFPO 53'. Nicosia. Ref: 319-010.


Price: £6.00
1963 OHMS cover LIBYA to GB. FPO 86 p/m. RAF El Adem, BFPO 56

1963 Air Mail OHMS cover from LIBYA to GB with s/r. FPO 86 p/m. and RAF El Adem, BFPO 56 h/s. Guerrilla War. Ref: 308-123.


Price: £9.00
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
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