Monday, 30 June 2014

Pre-WW2 RAF records at findmypast

From the collection held at The National Archives now available exclusively online at findmypast are Royal Air Force service records including the predecessor Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service.

British Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records 1912-1939, 342,818 records.

This includes 342 with birthplace Canada, 29 British Columbia, 1 Alberta, 52 Manitoba, 219 Ontario, 37 Quebec, 15 New Brunswick, 43 Nova Scotia, 2 Price Edward Island, 10 Newfoundland.

British Royal Air Force, Officers' Service Records 1912-1920, around 101,000 records.

Four pages of original record for a Canadian flying ace show his birth date as 08 Feb 1894, in May 1915 he was declared unfit for general service, by the end of the war he had a stellar record.

William Avery Bishop

1 comment:

turner said...

Just discovered the record of my late husband Ed's birth father's RAF record, and he HAD reported that he was married with a son (which everyone in the family doubted), and he gave the son's name and birthdate (and accurately!) and I am now trying to communicate this new info. to that son's (deceased 1985 I think) children still living in the UK. What a delight! Cheers.