• FDC 1st Class Mixed Set - 27 Jan 2016

    FDC 1st Class Mixed Set - 27 Jan 2016

    A BFPO Official First Day Cover marking the trial of Post and Go postage stamps at HQ BFPO, RAF Northolt.

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  • BFPO OFDC WW1 Minisheet

    BFPO OFDC WW1 Minisheet

    British Forces Philatelic Service has produced 3 official first day covers to compliment 'The Great War' issue of stamps from Royal Mail on 21 June 2016.

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  • Order - BFPO OFDC Royal Mail WW1 Half Set

    Order - BFPO OFDC Royal Mail WW1 Half Set

    British Forces Philatelic Service has produced an official first day cover to compliment 'The Great War' issue of stamps from Royal Mail on 21 June 2016.

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  • Order - BFPO OFDC Royal Mail WW1 Full Set

    Order - BFPO OFDC Royal Mail WW1 Full Set

    British Forces Philatelic Service has produced an official first day cover to compliment 'The Great War' issue of stamps from Royal Mail on 21 June 2016.

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  • Centenary Battle of the Somme 2016

    Centenary Battle of the Somme 2016

    The Battle of the Somme was fought by the armies of Britain and France against the German Empire. BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark the centenary of this historic battle.

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  • Trooping The Colour 2016

    Trooping The Colour 2016

    In partnership with the Household Division Charity, the British Forces Philatelic Service (BFPS) will once again be producing the official commemorative cover to mark Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Parade.

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  • 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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Welcome

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


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BFPS 3194 Antarctic Endurance 2016