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    Can anyone confirm this is the correct current address for obtaining RAF personnel files, or otherwise advise me of the correct information to pass on to someone whose father served 1935-1945?

    Air Historical Branch
    Building 824, RAF Northolt
    West End Road
    Ruislip HA7 3HH

    Is the cost still 30 Quid for NOKs?

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Steve,

    Service records of RAF Officers that served prior to 1922 and Airmen that served prior to 1924 are held at the National Archive.

    Service records for Officers and Airmen that served after these dates are retained by the Royal Air Force. RAF service records are retained by Service Number, Rank and Full Name, and will also contain the Date of Birth. It is important that as much of this information as possible is provided to assist in locating the correct record.

    Enquiries about RAF held records should be made as follows:

    From Family Members and Other Authorised Individuals
    A Certificate of Kinship form needs to be completed and sent to:

    RAF Disclosures Section
    Room 221b
    Trenchard Hall
    RAF Cranwell
    Sleaford
    LINCS
    NG34 8HB
    01400 261201
    Ext 6711
    Ext 8161/8159 (Officers)
    Ext 8163/8168/8170 (Other ranks)

    See also - http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/raf.html

    Errol

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    Chaps,

    Top tip. It is adviseable to use the blank forms on the SPVA site. If you write a letter providing the flexible MOD civil servants with all necessary information, they simply write back telling you to complete the forms!

    Rgds

    Jonny
    In fond memory of Corporal James Oakland AGC (RMP), killed in action in Afghanistan on 22 October 2009. Exemplo Ducemus.

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