Commemorative cover marks Forces disbandment


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24 September 2022
British Forces Philatelic Society has announced a special cover to mark the disbandment of the Postal Courier Service Reserve Forces

The development is particularly poignant as 2022 marks 140 years of continuous service since 1882, when the Army Post Office Corps was formed. 

To mark the occasion of the Forces’ disbandment, 162 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps has commissioned a special commemorative cover, released on 24 September.

The design symbolises the history of the Postal Courier Service in its use of the cap badges of the major regiments and corps that it was part of. A first class stamp will be cancelled by the bespoke BFPS handstamp numbered 3242. All covers include an information insert. The price for a standard unsigned version is £8 and the limited edition signed version costs £16.

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The British Forces Philatelic Society is a not-for-profit organisation that fundraises for Services charities through philately. It is run by a small team of volunteers, most of whom are veterans, and has had responsibility for all aspects of military mail, including philatelic matters, since its formation in 1882.