hello techiesteve thank you for your reply.
Yes I am using Apple mail V8.1
The only icon to the right of the send icon is the attach icon.
At the far right there are the show photos and the stationery icons
Thanks for the help.
I went to Mail - preferences - composing
I put a tick in Automatically and changed the selection from Cc to Bcc
Then in the menu under View the Bcc field was offered, so I checked the box for that
Now when I open a new mail form I get both Cc and Bcc
Thanks to Mac Forum helpers.
RoyalGala Western Australia