• QARANC Association 70th

    QARANC Association 70th

    The Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) nurses have worked at the sharp end of military life throughout the last century of military nursing. The QARANC Association was founded in 1947 by Dame Louisa Wilkinson DBE RRC and gives support and friendship to all who are serving or have served in the Corps. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Association the BFPS, in conjunction with the QARANC Association, has produced a commemorative cover to be released on the 1st December 2017.

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  • WRNS 100

    WRNS 100

    To celebrate the centenary of the formation of the WRNS and the way in which the WRNS helped to define the opportunities for women in the Royal Navy, the BFPS in conjunction with the WRNS Benevolent Trust and the Association of Wrens, has produced a commemorative cover.

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    The British Forces Philatelic Service, in conjunction with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Association, have produce an official commemorative cover to mark the introduction into service of RFA TIDESPRING

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  • Battle of Cambrai Centenary

    Battle of Cambrai Centenary

    The Battle of Cambrai (November 1917, WW1) was an important landmark in the use of tanks. It was the first military offensive that British Army commanders had deployed them in large numbers. To mark the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai and the first use of mass tanks, the Forces Philatelic Bureau has produced a commemorative cover to be released on the 20th November 2017.

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  • Remembrance 2017

    Remembrance 2017

    To mark Armistice Day on the 11th November 2017 BFPS will be publishing a Forces commemorative cover.

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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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  • 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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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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WRNS 100 Commemorative Cover

As a result of an unprecented  high level of demandfor the WRNS100 cover which was putting our systems under severe pressure we have now made the cover available to the general public. You can now order the cover by following this link. The WRNS100 signed cover by the President of the Association of Wrens has been marked as SOLD OUT until we have checked our available stocks. Standard covers are unaffected.