From the outset of World War Two, Britain had been expecting a great German air assault on its soil. This fear was realised when bombs fell on the capital on the 24th of August 1940. ‘The Blitz’ was about to begin
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R.A.F. Squadron Codes and how they can help your Military Genealogy esearch
How to identifying R.A.F. Squadrons and units from pictures
Enriching your Family Tree: Finding Complete RAF Aircrews
Our support team get asked all kinds of different questions relating to ancestors’ service in the wars. One of the most significant recent questions has been how to find out the names and details of other crew members on aircraft that customers’ ancestors
BATTLE OF BRITAIN – The Few and the Unsung Ground Crews
Everyone knows about the Battle of Britain, and how ‘the Few’ saved the country from invasion. What they don’t necessarily remember is that every one of the fighter pilots mentioned in Churchill’s ‘the Few’ speech had a team of dedicated ground crew, RADA
The Catholic Women’s League In WW1 & WW2
If you thought the Catholic Women’s League was only interested in helping Catholics, think again. Bernie Townsend, Chairman of the Services Committee of the league, explains just why the charity received recognition from the British, French and Belgian go
Hitler’s Black Book – The Reich’s Most Wanted Organisations!
Would your workplace or organisation be on the list of the Reich’s most wanted?
Imperial Prisoners Of War Held In Japan – WW2 POW Records
For the first time ever, the National Archives’ 56,000+ WO 392 ‘British Prisoners of War held in Japan or Japanese Occupied Territory’ collection is available in its entirety online for quick and easy searching. Is your PoW ancestor in our ‘’Imperial Pris
The 2nd Great Fire of London – St Pauls Cathedral in WW2
Christmas time in 1940, really was an explosive one, and on the evening of the 29th and 30th December, Luftwaffe, Germany’s powerful Air force, launched a devastating raid on London. Named the Blitz, during the raid 130 Heinkel HE111s aircraft dropped 10,
November 13th 1941 – HMS Ark Royal hit by Torpedo And Sunk
HMS Ark Royal (pennant number 91 (1937-1941)) was the first purpose built large aircraft carrier to be completed for the Royal Navy, and one of the most famous warships of WWII, part of her fame came from repeated German claims to have sunk her. Ark Roya
Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in WW2 – WAAF War Records
June 28, in 1939, the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was formed aiding the war effort and helping change the social status of women, and also the attitudes towards them.