Catalogue description Air Ministry: Air Member for Personnel and predecessors: Airmen's Records
|Title:||Air Ministry: Air Member for Personnel and predecessors: Airmen's Records|
This series contains service records for airmen of the Royal Air Force (RAF) who served during the First World War.
The records provide details of previous employment on joining the RAF. This information appears on the forms under 'current engagement'. Some men were serving on the Army or Navy before moving to the Royal Air Force.
PLEASE NOTE: AIR 79 Piece numbers 1 to 3043 inclusive: Electronic images of these records can be searched online through our partner website.
|Note:||Some AIR 79 records are noted as 'Record Not Available'. There are two reasons for this. Either the individual was commissioned from the ranks and his RAF airmen's record no longer survives, or the airman served after the late 1920s and in many cases into the Second World War and his record is still retained by the Ministry of Defence for business and administrative purposes. In the case of those men who were commissioned, their records may be in AIR 76. The records of those airmen whose service continued into the 1930s and 1940s (where a record of service survives) will be transferred at a later date.|
The records are arranged in service number order and by name of airman.
Records of service for RAF officers are in AIR 76
For a name index to airmen's and airwomen's service records, including later service records not yet transferred to The National Archives, see AIR 78
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||3043 file(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
from 1998 Ministry of Defence
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