• Battle of Jutland Commemoration

    Battle of Jutland Commemoration

    The Battle of Jutland took place between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet on the 31st May 1916 in the North Sea, off the mainland of Denmark.

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  • CC48. Sapper 300 2016

    CC48. Sapper 300 2016

    On the 26th May 1716 by Warrant of King George I, the Engineers and the Artillery were placed on separate establishments and so the Corps of Engineers was born.

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  • CC45. We Will Remember Them

    CC45. We Will Remember Them

    Armistice Day on November 11ᵗʰ each year is used to commemorate the Act of Remembrance.

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  • CC46. Farewell To Flight Vulcan XH558

    CC46. Farewell To Flight Vulcan XH558

    The Forces Philatelic Bureau in conjunction with the Vulcan To The Sky Trust has produced a special 'Farewell to Flight 2015' official commemorative cover.

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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 3196 26 May 2016


BFPS 3194 Antarctic Endurance 2016