The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) was established by the British Government in December 1920 when the Expeditionary Force Canteens (EFC) and the Navy and Army Canteen Board (NACB) were combined to run the recreational establishments needed by the Armed Forces, and to sell goods to servicemen and their families. Since then NAAFI has supported the British Forces at home and abroad, including the conflicts in The Falklands, the two Gulf Wars and Afghanistan amongst many others.
In December this year NAAFI celebrates its one hundredth birthday and to mark this BFPS has produced a commemorative cover to be issued on the 6th December 2020.
This centenary cover will feature the NAAFI centenary logo with a Royal Mail bespoke Personal Smiler® stamp bearing the current NAAFI corporate logo. The stamp will be cancelled by a BFPS special handstamp carrying the unique BFPS number 3232.
Each commemorative cover will have an information insert both of which will be presented in a protective cellophane slip making a highly desirable collectable.
Our Forces covers may be ordered by mail order post by sending a cheque (payable to ‘BFPS CIC‘) to BFPS, The Old Post Office, Links Place, Elie, LEVEN KY9 1AX.