• 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. In respect of this BFPS will issue a special commemorative cover on the 11 November 2015.

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  • CC42. 1 MP BDE

    CC42. 1 MP BDE

    This special commemorative cover has been issued to commemorate the Full Operating Capability of 1 Military Police Brigade

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  • CC44. RAF Northolt 100 - Battle of Britain

    CC44. RAF Northolt 100 - Battle of Britain

    Special Commemorative cover produced to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

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  • CC43. Centenary of Military Flying

    CC43. Centenary of Military Flying

    Special Commemorative cover produced to mark the centenary of Military Flying

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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 special handstamps *


BFPS 3185 Battle of Britain 75


BFPS 3184 Centenary of Military Flying