Discovering the history of Trowbridge Spitfires and RAF Melksham. What role did your town play during World War Two?
Month: February 2016
Tracing Your POW Ancestor – Prisoner of War Records
Are you having trouble discovering details and information on your ancestors POW records? If you are please read this short tutorial taken from our monthly magazine that could help with your research
The story of RAF engine fitter Sylvester Owen
The story of RAF engine fitter Sylvester Owen serving in Italy during the Mediterranean campaign of the Second World War.
The History and Service of the Spitfire
On this Day, March 5th 1936, the Spitfire made its first successful test flight. Read on to discover more about this legendary aircraft’s history.
Discover Forces War Records Collection of the Month – Aviators’ Certificates 1905-1926
Up until 1911 the British Military did not have any pilot training facilities, and as a result most of the early pilots were trained by members of the Royal Aero Club. By the end of the Great War, 1914 – 18, more than 6,300 military pilots had taken the C