• 2nd Class - Letter from home statue overprint 1 May 16

    2nd Class - Letter from home statue overprint 1 May 16

    The BFPO Letter from home overprint was brought into service on the 1st May 2016. BFPS has produced a FDC to mark this event.

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  • BFPO OFDC Post and Go Poppy

    BFPO OFDC Post and Go Poppy

    The Post & Go kiosk M001 operated by HQ BFPO at RAF Northolt will issue this stamp between 24th October and 11th November. It will bear the overprint legend 'Headquarters BFPO Lest we forget' and is of very limited availability due to the nature of this location.

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  • CC48. Sapper 300 2016

    CC48. Sapper 300 2016

    On the 26th May 1716 by Warrant of King George I, the Engineers and the Artillery were placed on separate establishments and so the Corps of Engineers was born.

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  • CC45A. Army artist Richard Salter

    CC45A. Army artist Richard Salter

    Armistice Day on November 11ᵗʰ each year is used to commemorate the Act of Remembrance. In respect of this BFPS has issued a special commemorative cover on the 11 November 2015.

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  • CC46A. Final Flight Avro Vulcan XH558

    CC46A. Final Flight Avro Vulcan XH558

    The Forces Philatelic Bureau in conjunction with the Vulcan To The Sky Trust has produced a special 'Farewell to Flight 2015' official 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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