Unknown RAF Airman’s Album

I procured this album in 2013. It contains Photographs from an Unknown Airman’s Album who was once posted in India, the interesting photos of the lot include a five photos of aircraft, a couple of photos of Armoured Car and an…

Form 678 – Trade Index Cards

From King’s Regulations and Air Council Instructions, 1942. 2105 – Index Cards 1. In every unit index cards (Forms 678 and 678A) will be kept in respect of every airman borne on the strength of the unit. 2. Form 678…

The travails of a DFC

by Hugh A Halliday The travails of a DFC to F/O Robert Edward Joseph Fitzgerald, RCAF (No.408 Squadron), demonstrates procedure and disagreements. It began as a recommendation by W/C E.R. McLernon drafted 13 September 1944 when he had flown 63…

SAAF Training Organisation

by Ross McNeill Pre war flying training for the SAAF consisted of the Central Flying School assisted by civil schools at Bloemfontein, Randfontein and Baragwanath. After the creation of the Joint Air Training Plan the civil schools were absorbed into…

SAAF Northern Narrative

by Ross McNeill The Suez Canal was vital to maintaining the British ability to support India and the Far East in time of conflict. British and French policy was to share the security of the link by holding territory at…

RAF OR Service Numbers

RFC/RAF SERVICE NUMBERS (Courtesy of Air Force Deaths site) Originally posted by Resmorrah at  http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?27-RAF-RAF-OR-Service-Numbers At least until the 1950s, the service numbers of RFC and RAF personnel indicated the date and manner of joining the service. The RFC numbering…

Air Force POWs

Air Force PoWs 1939 to 1945  This list was compiled by Ross McNeill from the AIR20/2336 Records file held at the Public Record Office, Kew, London. The PoW names are in alphabetical order and include RAF/RAAF/RCAF/RNZAF/SAAF and Occupied Countries aircrew.…