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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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1942 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer JP Haydon' redirected to 'RAF Dishforth, Yorks'

1942 Air Mail cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Pilot Officer JP Haydon, RAF Rinslip' and redirected to 'RAF Dishforth, Yorks' with redirection p/m's to rear. NB: Faults. Ref: 317-024.


Price: £15.00
1942 Letter Card IRAQ to GB. Indian FPO 101 p/m. RAF censor R11/765

1942 (Nov) Air Mail Letter Card from IRAQ [Persia] to GB with d/r. Indian FPO 101 p/m. and RAF censor R11/765 h/s. [From 31/9/42 to 3/4/43. Ind. Persia Abadan. 5152 Sqn. RAF Regiment (16/1/43)] From 'LAC French, 5152 Squadron, PIAFORCES'. Ref: 308-142.


Price: £15.00
1943 cover LIBYA to Sudan. FPO 656 p/m. RAF censor R11/836 h/s.

1943 (18th. Dec) cover from LIBYA to Sudan with d/r. FPO 656 p/m. and RAF censor R11/836 h/s. [Dates recorded: 27/11/43 & 15/12/43] Allocated to 233 Wing (Tripoli) Ref: 305-102.


Price: £15.00
1943 Letter Card EGYPT to South Africa. EPP p/m. RAF censor R11/768 h/s.

1943 (15th. Oct) Letter Card from EGYPT to South Africa with part circ. EPP (31) p/m. RAF censor R11/768 h/s. [Dates recorded: 26/10/42 to 21/4/44] SAAF BASE HQ. Interesting content regarding Italians. Early use of censor. Ref: 306-081.


Price: £15.00
1944 Air Letter GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'

1944 (April) ps Air Letter from GB to 'Air Cadet Atkinson, c/o Officers' Mess 22 SFTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia'. Flying Officer A J Atkinson was killed in a Flying accident whilst training as an RAF pilot at 22 Service Flying Training School Thornhill in 1944. He was the son of Mr & Mrs R V Atkinson of Cheltenham, with RV Atkinson being a Director of the Gloster Aircraft Company. Ref: 313-123.


Price: £15.00
1944 AM Letter Card CEYLON. "RAF Stn. CHINA BAY"

1944 Air Mail Letter Card from CEYLON to GB with d/r. poor RAF POST / COLOMBO p/m. & RAF censor R17/465 h/s. From "RAF Stn. CHINA BAY" - Flying Boat Base. Faults. Ref: 308-158.


Price: £15.00
1944 circa. cover to 'Shoreham by Sea' and redirected. RAF censor R7/473 h/s.

c.1944 cover to 'Shoreham by Sea' and redirected with POSTAGE PAID m/c. and RAF censor R7/473 h/s. From '2146766 LACW Manley DA, RAF'. [LACW: Leading Aircraftwoman] Ref: 309-065.


Price: £15.00
1944 cover redirected to 'RAF Fairwood', reused with RAF censor R7/504 h/s.

1944 cover redirected to 'RAF Fairwood, Swansea' and reused with RAF censor R7/504 h/s. From 'PA Robertson P/O, RAF' and addressed to 'F/O FM Drake DFC'. 16th Jan. 1944. F. M. DRAKE, D.F.C. (171081) Ref: 304-097.


Price: £15.00
1944 cover TRINADAD to 'A/C2 Mr Jules Davis, RAF Contingent, c/o B.G. Garrison'

1944 Air Mail cover from TRINADAD to 'A/C2 Mr Jules Davis, RAF Contingent, c/o B.G. Garrison Headquarters, B.G.'. [British Guiana] NB: Trimmed opening edge. Ref: 305-067.


Price: £15.00
1944 covers + letters LAC Vaughan, c/o 141 Wing, RAF, c/o GPO Lewes, Sussex

1944 covers and letters re: LAC Vaughan'. One dated 19th. 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 17th. July 1944 with RAF censor R7/305 h/s. [Normandy Invasion, June 1944] Faults. Ref: 307-092.


Price: £15.00
1944 lettersheet signed by 'Marshall RH' DFC. Late of 44 Squadron

1944 lettersheet to Old Reptonian Society and signed by Flying Officer 'Marshall RH' Honours: DFC Oct. 1943. Late of 44 Squadron. RAF. Details of Service: Bomber Command. Royal Air Force: For details see A Bedfordshire Bomb Aimer written by David H. Marshall about his brother, Flight Lieutenant Raymond Howitt Marshall, DFC (1918-1981) Ref: 312-117.


Price: £15.00
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
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
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
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
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
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: 304-134.


Price: £20.00