• CC22  Royal Marines 350

    CC22 Royal Marines 350

    The British Forces Philatelic Bureau has produced a special commemorative cover to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.

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  • CC21B  RAF Red Arrows  50 flown & signed

    CC21B RAF Red Arrows 50 flown & signed

    To mark The Red Arrows 50 Display Seasons BFPS has produced a special commemorative cover "The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - 50 Seasons of Excellence". A superb souvenir of this amazing achievement.

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  • CC20  Britain Declares War

    CC20 Britain Declares War

    The Forces Philatelic Bureau in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum's First World War Centenary Initiative has produced a special cover to commemorate the "Declaration of War" 1914.

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  • CC19  BFPO The Great War

    CC19 BFPO The Great War

    British Forces Philatelic Service has produced a special commemorative cover to coincide with the 'The Great War' issue of stamps from Royal Mail on 28th July.

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  • CC18/A - SSAFA Chairman signed

    CC18/A - SSAFA Chairman signed

    The British Forces Philatelic Service (BFPS), in partnership with SSAFA, is producing a special commemorative cover to mark Armed Forces Day on the 28th June 2014. This is the first time a special cover has been issued for Armed Forces Day.

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Welcome to the British Forces Philatelic Service, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company(CIC) which operates the Forces Philatelic Bureau on behalf of the British Forces Post Office (BFPO). BFPS is run by volunteers who are all ex-Services.

We fundraise for our Forces charities through philately - our commemorative covers, first day covers, and books are available to everyone through our Online Shop and the sale of these helps our heroes.

Our Aim

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive philatelic service to organisations, units and charities who wish to mark special events, whilst raising money for Service charities. We do this by:

  • Providing a free advisory service on British Forces related philately.
  • Producing special first day and commemorative covers for sale at special events.
  • Using our website to promote British Forces philately to as wide an audience as possible.
  • Marketing BFPS covers past and present via our online shop.
  • Issuing British Forces Postal Service serial numbers for special handstamps.
  • Providing design/production of special handstamps, first day and commemorative covers.

We can help you mark your special event and raise money for Forces Charities

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BFPS 3179 Royal Marines 350 28 October 2014


BFPS 3178 The Red Arrows 50 Display Seasons 30 September 2014