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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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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
1941 cover ADEN to India. KHORMASKAR p/m. RAF censor R9/72 h/s. Punjab Regt.

1941 (June) cover ADEN to India with d/r. KHORMASKAR p/m. and RAF censor R9/72 h/s. [Dates Recorded: 20/5/41 to 30/6/41] Also OBC label tied by tri. PASSED BY CENSOR C 40 h/s. Punjab Regt. with the RAF? Ref: 306-075.

Price: £25.00
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
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
1941 PPC EGYPT to GB with EPP 4 p/m. RAF censor R9/40 h/s.

1941 (Nov. 14th) PPC from EGYPT to GB with circ. EPP 4 p/m. and RAF censor R9/40 h/s. From 'AC/ Popplewell, 148 Squad. RAF, Egypt'. Operating 'Vickers Wellington' an active bomber squadron. In March 1941 it moved to Kabrit in Egypt. From here it supported the 8th Army during its battles for control of the North African Desert, operating from a number of desert landing grounds. [Recorded: 15/11/41 to 28/1/42. 148 Sqn. at RAF Kabrit] Ref: 314-133.

Price: £9.00
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 cover KENYA to GB. EA APO p/m. RAF censor R11/25 h/s.

1942 Air Mail cover from KENYA to GB with part d/r. EA APO p/m. and RAF censor R11/25 h/s. NB: Folded. Ref: 309-054.

Price: £10.00
1942 Air Mail covers CEYLON to GB. RAF censors

1942 Air Mail cover and letter from CEYLON to GB with RAF censor R10/955'B' h/s. From 'Arthur Taylor, RAF Ceylon'. Flap loose and faults. 1945 Air Mail cover from Ceylon to 'IOW' with RAF censor R17/451 h/s. From 'A/C Mack, RAF'. Ref: 311-130.

Price: £10.00
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 circa. cover Troopship to Ireland. OFFICIAL PAID m/c. RAF censor R5/55

c.1942 cover from a Troopship to Ireland with OFFICIAL PAID m/c. and RAF censor R5/55 h/s. Also PC 90 OBE label under damaged SP1 / AN SCRUDOIR D'OSCAIL label. Ref: 318-013.

Price: £12.00
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 cover AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. P Daly VP, RAAF, c/o RAF South Rhodesia'

1942 (Aug) cover from AUSTRALIA to 'Sgt. P Daly VP, RAAF, c/o RAF South Rhodesia, AFRICA' and redirected to UK with d/r. S. RHODESIA transit p/m. Also d/r. RAAF BASE PO No. 4 / ENGLAND receipt p/m. [Sgt Vincent Patrick Daly a survivor, flew Spitfire P8276. On 16th. Jan. 1943 while returning from an unsuccessful search for a British Motor Torpedo Boat reported to be under attack by several German gunboats, the squadron encountered bad weather and heavy fog. Three aircraft, Vin's and those of two Canadian Pilots, crashed into the snow-covered mountains near the England-Scotland border. Vin survived the landing and after two days, during part of which he dragged one of the Canadians along with him before realising the man was dead, was found by a shepherd and his dog searching for lost sheep. His nose was crushed, his mouth torn and his feet severly frostbitten. After some time in Larpent hospital, Scotland, he was sent to Hoylake where he became a member of the Guinea Pig Club, as plastic surgery patients of Sir Reginald McIndoe were known] Faults. Ref: 319-028.

Price: £45.00
1942 cover CANADA to 'RAF Station Hospital, Calne' redirected '102 Sqdn'

1942 Air Mail cover from CANADA to 'Sgt/Pilot Marchalleck HJ, RAF Station Hospital, Calne, Wilts' and redirected to '102 Sqdn., Topcliffe, Yorks' [Heavy Bomber Squadron] with PC 90 OBE 8946 label tied by CALNE / WILTS m/c. Ref: 319-130.

Price: £15.00
1942 cover GIBRALTAR to GB. FPO 475 p/m. RAF censor R6/143 h/s.

1942 (3rd. Oct) cover from GIBRALTAR to GB with d/r. FPO 475 p/m. and RAF censor R6/143 h/s. Earlier recording. [Dates Recorded: 12/11/42 to 24/11/43] Ref: 314-011.

Price: £9.00
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
1942 Honour Envelope PALESTINE to GB. FPO 550 p/m. RAF censor R11/42

1942 (9th. Nov) Honour Envelope from PALESTINE to GB with d/r. FPO 550 p/m. and RAF censor R11/42 h/s. Boxed RECEIVED h/s. to rear [Mar. 24th. 1943] Ref: 312-146.

Price: £9.00
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
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
1942 reused cover SCOTLAND FPO 676 m/c. RAF censor R4/57 h/s. RAF Wick

1942 (May) reused cover from SCOTLAND with FPO 676 m/c. and RAF censor R4/57 h/s. - RAF Wick [Dates recorded: 5/1/42 to 20/8/42 and RAF Wick recorded 23/2/42] Ref: 319-037.

Price: £10.00