Category: Archives

AIR 81 – RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 : Part 1

by Paul McMillan In 2012 the MoD undertook a consultation into the views of interested parties in releasing RAF Casualty Packs from the period 1939 to 1945 to public access at The National Archives. Please note the extent is limited to…

Carmichael, Humphrey Rawstone (Pilot Officer) – Burma Escapee

Hidden among the archives in the ORBs of No.28 Squadron is this “Circumstantial report” on the loss of Hurricane II.B BX131 of No.28 Squadron RAF on 26th April 1943, operating in the Mayu Peninsula in Burma.  The aircraft was ditched…

Gallery: AIR 10/1564 Aircraft Accidents Summary, July to December 1933

The aircraft accidents summary was initially procured to aid in my Westland Wapiti Book Project. Sharing this with other RAF researchers out there. The report didnt have the details of the fatal Wapiti accident that I was researching, and appears…

A Mark IIc Gyro Gunsight Training Aid

Gyro Gunsight Training Aid

 

A Gyro Gunsight Training Aid with a Operational Training Unit to help teach fighter pilots the use of the twist grip – linked to the GGS.

Royal Air Force Lists

One of the oft-asked questions on the RAFCommands Forum is “I would like to know more about this person. He may have been an officer during the war, but I really have no further details” . Answering questions like this…