• 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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  • 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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With effect from the 25th May 2018 the GDPR comes into effect. To ensure that we comply to these new rules we have sent a newsletter to all our subscribers asking them to update their settings.

If you don't do this by the 20th May 2018 you will be automatically removed from our email list and will have to re-subscribe by signing up on our website.

Please do this 'updating' as it only takes a few minutes to do so. You can do this by clicking on the bottom of any of our newsletters that we have sent to you.

Your support is vital to our fundamental aims of:

  • Raising cash for Military charities.
  • Keeping Military philately alive.

Without the financial and moral support we have received over the past six years from our loyal supporters, BFPS would not have been able to grow the way it has. The increasing level of charitable donations that we give is, in part, thanks to you.

Please help us to continue to achieve our aims by re-subscribing to our newsletter.


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