• 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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  • White Helmets Final display

    White Helmets Final display

    Not only is 2017 is the 90ᵗʰ anniversary of the White Helmets Display Team but also their final display that takes place on the 30ᵗʰ September this year. To celebrate the final display of the White Helmets BFPS has produced a commemorative cover.

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  • Centenary of Passchendaele 2017

    Centenary of Passchendaele 2017

    The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres was fought between Allied Forces and German troops in some of the worst conditions WWI ever saw. It was even referred to as the "Battle of Mud" due to the amount of mud and grime that was caused by heavy rain and destruction of the land by artillery bombardment. Losses on both sides were extremely high.

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  • HM The Queens Birthday Parade 2017

    HM The Queens Birthday Parade 2017

    The British Forces Philatelic Service, in partnership with the Household Division Charity, will again be producing the official commemorative cover to mark Trooping the Colour at Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Parade.

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  • The Centenary of the CWGC - signed by Director General

    The Centenary of the CWGC - signed by Director General

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million Commonwealth Forces who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. They care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. The values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were a 100 years ago.

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  • The ebluey Final Despatch

    The ebluey Final Despatch

    The e-bluey entered service on the 29 June 1999 and was withdrawn from use on the 31 March 2017. At its operational peak the e-bluey secure website dealt with over 100,000 items of mail per month whilst the e-bluey service itself accounted for over 80% of the letters sent between British Service personnel and their family and friends whilst on operations.

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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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Notice to Customers:

With reference to the CC59B BFPS White Helmet - Final Display cover. We are still waiting for the signed version to come back from the Military. So these orders are pending (along with other covers if part of the same order). We are chasing this up as a matter of priority and will send your order to you as soon as we received the signed covers. In the meantime we apologise for the delay and would like to ask for your continued patience in this matter.