World War Two RAF Records Workshop

In this workshop, we will decipher some of the terminology used by the RAF which commonly crops up in both official and personal documents. We will look at:

  • how the RAF recruited and trained its men and women during the war.
  • what roles people undertook
  • how the air force was structured and how this can help the family historian identify what their relative did while enlisted
  • the aircraft they may have encountered
  • prisoners of war
  • what sort of records are available and where they might be found, as well as how to interpret them.

Pre-booking is required because places are limited. Bookings close one day before the event.

This workshop was previously run in February as a face to face event. 

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Sat 20 Aug


14:00 - 16:00

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The Centre - Berkshire FHS


  • Richard Marks
    Richard Marks

    Richard is a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in industrial, military, and railway history and also the history of science. His current areas of research are industrial development in the Victorian period, the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century and the history of British Rail. Richard’s book about British Rail Engineering is due to be published by Pen and Sword early in 2024. He is currently researching a PhD in economic history and a new book about the Wantage Tramway Company.