BNAPS Air Mail Study Group
These meetings are held jointly by the BNAPS Air Mail Study Group and the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society.
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7 Nov 2021
British Airship Posts: The Dream to Connect the Empire
Cheryl R. Ganz
4 Sep 2021
1) Maj R. W. (Walter) Hale, MC "flying postal inspector" of the MacKenzie River District | 2) Post Cards used for Air Mail
1) Gordon Mallett | 2) Adri Veenstra
The video includes both presentations given at the Study Group meeting at BNAPEX 2021 Virtual.
2 May 2021
Ferry Command Dorval WWII - The Unusual Air Mail Services
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
Airmail to the Arctic 1929
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
FAM No. 2: Seattle-Victoria Recent Findings
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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