CC24A - The Battle of the River Plate Signed
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.Find out more
CC23B - The Desert Rats - Mr Len Burritt
British Forces Philatelic Bureau, in conjunction with 7 Brigade, has produced an official special commemorative cover to mark the re-designation of the BrigadeFind out more
CC22 Royal Marines 350
The British Forces Philatelic Bureau has produced a special commemorative cover to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the Royal Marines.Find out more
CC21B RAF Red Arrows 50 flown & signed
To mark The Red Arrows 50 Display Seasons BFPS has produced a special commemorative cover "The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - 50 Seasons of Excellence". A superb souvenir of this amazing achievement.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 3180 Battle of the River Plate 13 December 2014
BFPS 3181 The Desert Rats 1 December 2014