Tuesday, 17 July 2012

WW1 airmen records - now searchable

The National Archives at Kew (www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) has announced that some 320,000 records of First World War airmen in the RAF are now searchable, thanks to a new cataloguing project for records held within AIR79. The collection includes those who served with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service prior to April 1918, as well as those recruited directly into the RAF, which was formed at that point. The records have not yet been digitised, but this is definitely a major step on the road.

For further details visit http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/741.htm.


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New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)

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