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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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 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 3200 Battle of the Somme
BFPS 3196 26 May 2016