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Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Operations Record Books, Miscellaneous Units

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Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence: Operations Record Books, Miscellaneous Units

This series consists of Operation Record Books (form 540) and appendices (form 541) for units of the RAF other than Commands, Wings, Squadrons or Stations. Also included are some ORBs for Dominion Air Force units operating as part of the RAF during the Second World War. Although the system of Operation Record Books started after the First World War, few Books in this series date from before the mid 1930s.


Arranged under headings including Air Sea Rescue Units, Embarkation Units, Instruction Units, RAF Regiment Squadrons, Air Ministry Experimental Stations, Maintenance Units, Operational Training Units, Reconnaissance and Interpretation Units and Training Units.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
4763 files and volumes
Access conditions:
Open unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:
Ministry of Defence , from 1973
Series is accruing

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