BNAPS Air Mail Study Group

Virtual meetings

Recordings of virtual meetings

These meetings are held jointly by the BNAPS Air Mail Study Group and the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society.

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2 May 2021
1 hr 6 min.

Ferry Command Dorval WWII - The Unusual Air Mail Services
Robert Toombs

By the end of WW II, Ferry Command Dorval was responsible for flying some 10,000 aircraft to Britain, India, and Australasia in aid of the war effort. The effort began in 1940 when Lord Beaverbrook (Max Aitken of Moncton, NB) and Sir Edward Beatty, President of Canadian Pacific Railway, formed the Canadian Pacific Railway Air Services Dept. (C.P.R.A.S.) and recruited 44 civilian pilots to fly 26 bombers from Gander to Aldergrove, Ireland. Here is the story of Ferry Command Dorval.


7 Feb 2021
13 min.

Airmail to the Arctic 1929
Denny May

The presenter's father, Wilfrid "Wop" May, was a pilot who co-founded Commercial Airways Ltd. of Edmonton. Commercial Airways won the contract for airmail delivery in the Arctic in 1929. The presentation describes the air mail delivery service and "Wop" May's contributions.


1 Nov 2020
28 min.

FAM No. 2: Seattle-Victoria Recent Findings
Gray Scrimgeour

The U.S. airmail route from Seattle to Victoria was established to expedite mail between Seattle and trans-Pacific steamships arriving at and leaving from Victoria. The service was inaugurated on 15 October 1920 and ended on 26 June 1937. Recent findings are discussed.


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