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British Forces Philatelic Service
Fundraising for our Forces through philately


Please note that our online shop ceased trading on 30th November 2022 as part of the planned closedown of BFPS.

It is 10 years since BFPS was formed to take over and operate the then dormant Forces Philatelic Bureau to reinstate the production of commemorative covers and special handstamps to mark military events and anniversaries. After careful consideration the two volunteer directors of BFPS, Graham Meacher and Darrell Drury, have decided it is time to retire and have made the decision to dissolve BFPS CIC at the end of the current financial year.

During its decade of operation, BFPS has collaborated with many organisations, both civilian and military, to produce philatelic covers to commemorate over 100 anniversaries and special events. In addition, we have produced First Day Covers, SmilersĀ® and specials. We have also issued a large number of bespoke 'British Forces Postal Service' special handstamps, each uniquely numbered and very popular with philatelists.

Apart from resurrecting the Forces Philatelic Bureau, the other main aim of BFPS has been to fundraise for Service charities and in this we have been successful with tens of thousands of pounds having been donated to both the charities related to the covers produced or other worthy charities such as SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

We are very proud of what we have achieved and we would like to thank our friends and family, who have supported us and helped make BFPS a success. We would also like to thank our customers and regular subscribers for the tremendous support shown by purchasing our covers.

Graham Meacher
Darrell Drury
1st September 2022