• Founding Fathers RAF100

    Founding Fathers RAF100

    2018 is the year in which the RAF celebrates it centenary. To mark this BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to be published on the 1 April 2018.

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  • Carried on Expedition Ice Maiden

    Carried on Expedition Ice Maiden

    BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark Expedition Ice Maiden. The Ice Maiden team, all women soldiers serving in the British Army or Army Reserve, became the first all-female team to use muscle power alone to ski coast-to-coast across Antarctica.

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  • REME75


    The Royal Corp of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers was formed on 1st October 1942. In conjunction with HQ REME British Forces Philatelic Service has produced a commemorative cover to mark their 75ᵗʰ anniversary on the 1st October 2017.

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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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The Ice Maiden team have signed some of the covers that were carried. Available to buy here.


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