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    Default NA (PRO) Free Downloads (Now ACTIVE) - Spread Sheet Tracker.

    https://twitter.com/UkNatArchives/st...40191964958721 (Posted about 51 min ago!)

    We’re pleased to confirm that we will be giving everyone free access to our digitised collections very soon, but it’s taking our amazing digital team a bit of time to make it happen. (1/2)

    They’re facing similar challenges to the rest of the world with regard to connecting to our various technical systems while working from home, and many of them are also juggling childcare duties. Stay tuned for an update soon! (2/2)

    Just to clarify, we’re referring to digitised collections that are available on our website (and usually chargeable) – at this stage, this doesn’t extend to our collections on other sites.

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    There is a bright side to being quarantined!


    EDIT: USE THIS SPREAD SHEET to COORDINATE

    All - here is a spread sheet of all the AIR27 entries

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...1X4/edit#gid=0

    Anyone can edit this - I suggest that folks enter the names against files they have downloaded.. and reach out to them directly etc to save ourselves work.

    FILE IS NOW SPLIT INTO FOUR SHEETS FOR EASY LOADING
    Last edited by Jagan; 12th May 2020 at 15:54.

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    April 1st?

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    I think so Paul.
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    That would be a very poor and cruel joke in these hard times - Assuming no one can be so stupid, I think they are being sincere... but lets wait and see... :)

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    Hello

    I fully agree with Jagan, it'd be a very bad joke to give hopes to people and then get back and laugh !

    Joss

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    I will be very happy if you would be right Jagan and Joss. I agree with you that it would be a very stupid joke but ... so let's wait!

    Pavel
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    Just an alternative slant:

    I personally think it would have made more sense for TNA to remove the watermark from its preview facility as this would have helped with the majority of "one off" queries and possibly prevented the imminent mass "panic downloading" of the ORBs.
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Is there any update on this. I'm not finding any free downloads yet. Am I doing something wrong

    Chris

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    Chris,

    Nothing heard yet, mate. I think we are all waiting with bated breath!

    Jonny
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    If and when it happens.. would it make sense that forum members 'coordinate' the downloads to alieviate the stress on the NA Servers?

    I mean we dont want 200 members trying to download the same 40,000 documents again and again...It slows up the server and makes it frustrating for everyone...

    To give you an idea

    The AIR27 DB on the site has :

    Summary of Events (Form 540) : 21,751
    Record of Events (Form 541) : 19,838
    Appendices: 1,644

    Total Files : 43,233 downloadable files in just AIR27


    PS: I maybe counting my chickens before they are hatched... :)

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