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70,410 ALTO XML files at page level
70,410 image files
METS metadata files at item level
20,932,746 lines and 43,090,178 words
Covers years 1919-1945
The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed on the 1 April 1918 by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service, as a response to the events of the First World War. It was controlled by the British Government Air Ministry.
The Official Lists for the RAF have been published since 1919 and give details of officers who served in the British Royal Air Force during the First and Second World Wars. They also list retired officers, medical staff, nurses and chaplains, decorations and awards and holders of the Victoria Cross.
The lists were issued monthly, bimonthly and quarterly.
This dataset gives details of officers and staff who served in the Royal Air Force during the First and Second World Wars and covers the years 1919-1922 and 1938-1945.
This dataset reflects only part of the Library’s printed collection of British Airforce lists.
Visit the British Navy Lists page on the Data Foundry website: British Navy Lists
Visit the British Army Lists page on the Data Foundry website: British Army Lists
Visit the Weekly Casualty Lists page on the Data Foundry website: Weekly Casualty Lists
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Dataset creator: National Library of Scotland
Dataset publisher: National Library of Scotland
Publication year: 2020
Suggested citation: National Library of Scotland. British Air Force Lists. National Library of Scotland, 2020. https://doi.org/10.34812/j7ny-ay57