You may be able to discover your relative’s birth year, civilian occupation, military awards and decorations, and next of kin details, which will allow you to delve further back into your family tree. Transcript Each record comprises a transcript and several black and white images of the original register, from The National Archives AIR 76 series..
The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor: • First name(s) • Last name • Birth year • Birth date Images The images may contain additional information about your ancestor.
Your download might contain the records of several individuals with the same name.
This is because the nature of these documents sometimes makes it hard to distinguish between the records of officers with the same name.
E Lawrence (of Arabia) for providing a false name, but was subsequently forced to accept Lawrence.
Johns was later transferred to the reserves, and in 1931, he relinquished his commission.
Around 5 percent of combat pilots account for the majority of air-to-air victories, and these pilots came to be known as aces during World War One, after newspapers in France described Adolphe Pégoud as “l’As,” the ace, when he became the first pilot to shoot down five German aircraft.
VII fighters and he was taken prisoner of war by German troops until the end of the war.
These further details may include: • Address • Next of kin details • Occupation • Unit • Discharge date • Reasons for discharge • Appointments and promotions • Special qualifications • Medical results • Death year • Death date • Cause of death • Awards and decorations The record set comprises 101,266 records. The record set includes around 291,000 images; some records contain over 50 pages.
The records began with the inception of the RAF on 1 April, 1918, but they include retrospective details of earlier service in the Royal Flying Corps or Royal Naval Air Service.
History of the RAF The RAF is the oldest independent air force in the world – the first air force to become independent of army or navy control.
It was formed on 1 April 1918 by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, as a response to the events of the First World War.