• Sergeant Louis McGuffie VC

    Sergeant Louis McGuffie VC

    BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark the centenary of the award to Sgt McGuffie of the VC

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  • Queens Birthday Parade 2018

    Queens Birthday Parade 2018

    BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark the 2018 Queens Birthday Parade.

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  • 25th Anniversary of Founding of The RLC

    25th Anniversary of Founding of The RLC

    The RLC celebrates it's 25th anniversary this year. BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to mark this event

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  • 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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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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BFPS 3217 Sgt McGuffie VC KOSB

A British Forces Broadcasting Services news article showing a remembrance day parade held at the Royal Burgh of Wigtown can be viewed by following this link.