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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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1943 Honour Envelope EGYPT to GB. FPO p/m. RAF Censor R11/141 p/m.

1943 Honour Envelope from EGYPT to GB with d/r. FPO p/m. and RAF Censor R11/141 p/m. - 47 Squadron. [It carried on operating Beauport's on anti-shipping, as well as convoy escort duties until June 1943] Designated FA W3078 (ME) Imprint: 1712 PMEM 3 000 000 1.41. Certificate not signed. Ref: 312-144.


Price: £12.00
1944 Air Letter ITALY to GB. FPO 242 p/m. RAF censor R15/423 h/s. '335 Wing'

1944 (Oct) Air Letter from ITALY to GB with d/r. FPO 242 p/m. and RAF censor R15/423 h/s. From 'LAC Dicksee. HQ 335 Wing'. Located Biferno. [Dates recorded: 04/11/1944 & 22/11/44] Ref: 301-054.


Price: £12.00
1944 covers + letters 'LAC Vaughan, c/o 141 Wing, RAF, c/o GPO Lewes, Sussex'

1944 covers and letters re: LAC Vaughan'. One dated 18th. Aug. 1944 to 'c/o 141 Wing, Royal Air Force, c/o GPO Lewes, Sussex' with d/r. AEAF / CP HQ receipt p/m. [Allied Expeditionary Air Force / Command Post Headquarters] One from 'RAF, APO England' dated 12th. July 1944 with RAF censor R7/305 h/s. [Normandy Invasion, June 1944] NB: Roughly opened. Ref: 309-162.


Price: £12.00
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
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 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 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
1945-46 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
1913 circa PPC real photo 'Belsize truck. London to Berlin. Boys of RFC'

c.1913 unused PPC real photo endorsed in pencil 'Belsize truck. London to Berlin. Boys of RFC'. Royal Flying Corps. Ref: 304-124.


Price: £15.00
1917 PPC's to '2nd AM JR Page, Royal Flying Corps' Halton + BEF

1917 PPC's to '2nd AM JR Page, Royal Flying Corps'. One to Halton Camp East' and the other to '12th Squadron, 12th Wing, RFC, BEF, France' and redirected to 'No. 1 AD' with poor m/c. [Battle honours: Arras, Cambrai 1917] Ref: 307-104.


Price: £15.00
1918 covers to 'Capt. UB Gilbert, RAF' + 'No. 2 Wireless School, RAF Penshurst'

1918 (April - May) covers to 'Capt. UB Gilbert, RAF' and one redirected 'No. 2 Wireless School, RAF Penshurst'. [On 8 Nov. 1917, No. 2 Wireless School was formed at Penshurst. It operated a variety of aircraft, including Airco DH.6, Avro 504K, Avro 504N, Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2c and B.E.2e, Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Snipe. Aircrew attended the school for a one-week-long course in wireless telephony procedure. "FLIGHT GLOBAL" 30th. May 1918: The following are granted temp, comms. as 2nd Lieuts : U. B. Gilbert (Lieut. R.G.A.,S.R.)] Ref: 309-053.


Price: £15.00
1918 real photographs: RAF 'Avo Spider' and 'Handley Page 0/400 Bomber' etc.

1918 real photographs: RAF 'Avo Spider' and 'Handley Page 0/400 Bomber'. [1/. The Pilot and Forward Observer in a Handley Page 0/400 Bomber of No. 207 Squadron at Ligescourt Aerodrome, 25 Aug. 1918. From IWM collection. 2/. The Avro 531 Spider was a British fighter aircraft built by Avro during the First World War. It did not proceed past the prototype stage. First flight: April 1918. (Frank Yeoman Coll.) 3/. Also larger real photo captured? two seater German biplane. (190 x 140 mm) with '85' on propeller] Ref: 304-071.


Price: £15.00
1920's unused real photo PPC MALTA - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off

1920's unused real photo PPC from MALTA? - A Fairy 'Flycatcher' being prepared for take off with mounted Vickers machine gun. Ref: 311-015.


Price: £15.00
1932 Air Mail cover GB to '47 Bomber Squadron, RAF, Khartoum, Sudan'

1932 (March) Air Mail cover from GB to '47 Bomber Squadron, RAF, Khartoum, Sudan' [9d. RATE] Also s/r. SHELLAL-PALEA receipt p/m. to rear. 1927-1941: Supporting Sudan Defence Force. Oct. 1927 - May 1940: Khartoum. NB: Folded. Ref: 307-101.


Price: £15.00
1933-34 covers GB to '203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ'

1933-34 covers from GB to 'LAC HJ Ross, 203 Flying Boat Squadron, Royal Air Force, Basrah, IRAQ' and one redirected. [No.203 Squadron: three Southampton flying boats to its new base in Iraq, where it remained until the outbreak of war (apart from a brief move to Aden in September 1935 during the Abyssinian crisis)] Ref: 311-019.


Price: £15.00
1934 cover ADEN to GB. 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap

1934 (July) cover from ADEN to GB with d/r. ADEN p/m. cancelling Indian 2 Anna 6 pie adhesive. Also RAF '8 Squadron' crest to flap. [Royal Air Force] Ref: 305-103.


Price: £15.00
1936 (Dec) cover EGYPT to GB. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. RAF Station

1936 (Dec) cover from EGYPT to GB with s/r. MPO/ABU-QIR p/m. - RAF Station. Italian-Abyssinian Crisis. Ref: 312-114.


Price: £15.00
1941 cover KENYA to Australia. EA APO 2 p/m. RAF censor R9/241 h/s.

1941 (Oct) Air Mail cover from KENYA to Australia with d/r. EA APO 2 p/m. and RAF censor R9/241 h/s. - RAF Nakuku. [Dates Recorded: 17/10/41 to 14/2/42] Also tied 3 ObC label. From 'E Kemp'. Royal Air Force. NB: Folded. Ref: 315-132.


Price: £15.00
1942 (Dec) Air Mail cover ADEN to GB. ADEN p/m. RAF censor R11/22 h/s.

1942 (Dec) Air Mail cover from ADEN to GB [14 Anna RATE] with ADEN p/m. and RAF censor R11/22 h/s. [Dates recorded: 23/9/42 to 3/2/43] From 'Cpl. Butcher RAF'. Ref: 305-104.


Price: £15.00