• Order - CC35. Handover of RAF Leuchars

    Order - CC35. Handover of RAF Leuchars

    This special commemorative cover has been issued to commemorate the Handover of RAF Leuchars to the British Army

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  • CC34B.  Flown and Signed Gp Capt Andy Bacon ADC MA BSc RAF

    CC34B. Flown and Signed Gp Capt Andy Bacon ADC MA BSc RAF

    OUR LATEST SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE cover produced to mark the centenary of RAF Northolt.

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  • CC32A. The Desert Rats - Brig Woodham MBE MC

    CC32A. The Desert Rats - Brig Woodham MBE MC

    British Forces Philatelic Bureau, in conjunction with 7 Brigade, has produced an official special commemorative cover to mark the re-designation of the Brigade

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  • CC33. The Battle of the River Plate

    CC33. The Battle of the River Plate

    The British Forces Philatelic Bureau, supported by the HMS Ajax and River Plate Veterans Association, has produced a special commemorative cover to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate.

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  • CC31. Royal Marines 350

    CC31. 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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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 3182 Centenary RAF Northolt

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BFPS 3180 Battle of the River Plate 13 December 2014