Royal Air Force Air Historical Branch

This department of the RAF deals with enquiries about various aspects of RAF history, whether from serving and former members of the RAF, or from other interested parties, for example researchers and the next of kin of personnel killed in action. They are constrained by Data Protection legislation and other factors in deciding what is appropriate to release, and to whom. Here’s their website…

http://www.raf.mod.uk/ahb/

Some of their formerly-exclusive holdings, such as Aircraft Movement Cards (Form 78) are already released to the RAF Museum London…

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/research-enquiries.aspx

and other documents (such as Operations Record Books over a certain age for individual Squadrons) are available via the National Archives…

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/raf-operations-record-books.htm

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