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Sites and links

Selected relevant websites, revised to June 2018. Grouped as follows and broadly alphabetical within group:

211 Squadron sites
Personal and other sites about 211 Squadron personnel.

    Alan Conrad: The RAF Tourist
    http://time2meet.com/raf
    Alan Conrad’s photographs of 211 Squadron, 72 OTU and 230 Squadron, by his son John.

    Gerald Davies
    Roald Dahl - What you don't know!
    Nigel Williams’ entry for his uncle, Observer Gerald
    Davies of 211 Squadron, lost in Greece on the Easter Sunday 1941 raid

    George Dunbar
    The Ross-Shire Journal January 2014 account of George’s RAF service from 1937, with 211 Squadron in the Middle East and Far East, falling captive on Java in March 1942:
    An extraordinary tale of bravery, survival and an unbreakable RAF mug
    George died in September
    2016, recorded in an equally vivid obituary by The Scotsman.

    Philip Ganderton
    FEPoW Memories of Java
    Phil Ganderton’s RAF memoirs of RAF service as an Aircraftman, from enlistment in 1940, to 211 Squadron as an Aircraftman in the Middle East as they left for the first terrible Far East campaign, through his captivity and since. Phil’s son-in-law Rod Talboys put Phil’s story together as a fine little work, available on-line from Scribd or as either .pdf or printed from Lulu. Philip C Ganderton died in 2011.
    http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/far-east-pow-memories-of-java/7452337
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/12969499/Philip-Ganderton-Memories-of-my-days-as-a-Far-East-Prisoner-of-War-in-Java

    David Golding
    How I Didn’t Win The War
    David Golding joined 211 Squadron as a Sgt Observer in Egypt just in time for the long flight to the Far East in Jan 1942, with Sgt
    LC Hill and St G Wright, and Cpl Hillman as passenger. They were among the lucky ones, evacuated from Java on Kota Gede on 27 February 1942. Les Hill and David Golding remained close friends up to the time of Les’s death.

    Later commissioned and completing a tour with 215 Squadron in India, F/O Golding was awarded the DFC for his navigation skill. His story, from c2000, is recorded on son Paul’s personal website, as above. Paul says his father will be celebrating his 95th birthday on 13 March 2017.

    ES Johnston
    Eric Stanley “Johnny”
    Johnston joined the RAF in 1936 aged 16, as a boy apprentice at RAF Halton, qualifying there as a Fitter/Armourer. F/Sgt Johnston was posted to the Middle East in November 1941, where he joined 211 Squadron in January 1942 for the Far East. Taken prisoner by the Japanese at the fall of Java in March 1942, he survived.

    The BBC People’s War collection includes his daughter Amanda’s biography of her late father, and the COFEPOW site her accounts of the conditions endured by her father and other FEPoWs on Haruku and Ambon.

    Des Marsh-Collis
    Pictures from Des
    Aidan Simon’s archive of the war-time photograph album of his father-in-law,
    Des Marsh-Collis, India and Thailand.

    Stuart Robertson
    http://www.therobboclan.eclipse.co.uk/stuart_robertson.htm
    Alan Robertson’s webpage for his late father
    JS Robertson.

 

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RAF
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Air Historical Branch
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Personnel and Casualty enquiry contacts
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

RAF Air Force Lists 1919—1945
http://archive.org/details/nlsairforcelists

RAF Heraldry Trust
http://www.rafht.co.uk/

RAF Museum
Home page:
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Dept of Research and Information Services (DoRIS) Enquiries
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RAF Historical Society Journals
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Story Vault (World War I casualty cards and muster rolls)
http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/pages/raf_vault.php

RAAF
http://www.airforce.gov.au
Air Power Development Centre
http://airpower.airforce.gov.au
Directorate of Air Force History
http://airpower.airforce.gov.au/Directorate-of-History-Air-Force

RAAF Museum
https://www.airforce.gov.au/sites/g/files/net3736/f/minisite/static/1469/RAAFmuseum/index.html

RAAF News
http://digital.realviewtechnologies.com/default.aspx?xml=defencenews_airforce

Veterans Affairs Australia
The ANZAC portal
http://anzacportal.dva.gov.au
VetAffairs magazine
http://www.dva.gov.au/about-dva/publications/vetaffairs

World War II Nominal Roll Australia
Australia's defence forces and Merchant Navy
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

RCAF
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/index.page
History
http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/history-heritage/index.page

RNZAF Museum
http://www.airforcemuseum.co.nz
Research
https://www.airforcemuseum.co.nz/collections-research

Hellenic Air Force
http://www.haf.gr/en/history

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Official Histories, Second World War
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https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/encyclopedia

Archives New Zealand
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Research
http://archives.govt.nz/research

Auckland War Memorial Museum
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com

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Catalogue
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College of Arms
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
http://www.cwgc.org
Find War Dead
https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead

Imperial War Museum (IWM)
IWM Home page
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Collections
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections-research
Search Collections
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/search

Library and Archives Canada
http://www.collectionscanada.ca
Second World War 1939-1945
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/genealogy/022-909.007-e.html

London Gazette
https:/www.thegazette.co.uk

Ministry of Defence UK
Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility
http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceFor/Veterans/Medals

National Archives of Australia
Home page
http://www.naa.gov.au
Record Search
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx
Defence page
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Defence service records
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/index.aspx
Service records: RAAF
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/raaf.aspx
Other Defence Forces records
http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/services.aspx
Fact sheet 32 RAAF service records
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs32.aspx
Fact Sheet 97 Records held by Office of Air Force History, Canberra
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs97.aspx
Fact Sheets index
http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/by-number/index.aspx

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Home
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Discovery catalogue
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Research Guides:
RAF Records on-line
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?research-category=second-world-war-research&sub-category%5B%5D=royal-air-force-and-other-air-services
RAF Operations
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/research-guides/raf-op.htm
RAF Squadron Operations Record Books
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/raf-operations-record-books.htm
RAF personnel
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/research-guides/raf-rfc-rnas.htm
Air Ministry Index to Airmen and Airwomen TNA AIR 78
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/browse/C2132?v=h

National Defence Canada
Directory of History and Heritage Books on-line
The RCAF Overseas 1939—1945 Volumes 1 to 3
http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/oh-ho/index-eng.asp

National Library of Australia
https://www.nla.gov.au
NLA Catalogue
https://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue
Trove National collections catalogue
https://trove.nla.gov.au
Australian Newspapers digital archive
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/?q=
Australian Libraries
https://www.nla.gov.au/libraries
Internet Search Resources
https://www.nla.gov.au/pathways/pthw_global.html

PANDORA Web Archive
https://pandora.nla.gov.au/
Web archive for www.211squadron.org
http://pandora.nla.gov.au/nla.arc-24825

National Library of New Zealand
http://www.natlib.govt.nz/

NZ Electronic Text Centre
http://www.nzetc.org/
New Zealand World War II History
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/subject-000004.html
RNZAF
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2AirF.html
New Zealanders in the RAF Vol I
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-1RAF.html
New Zealanders in the RAF Vol II
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-2RAF.html
New Zealanders in the RAF Vol III
http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-3RAF.html

NZ Papers Past
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast

UK Public Libraries
https://librarytechnology.org/libraries/ukpublic

UK Web Archive
http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa

USA Internet Archive
http://archive.org

War Museum Canada
http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/home/home
Military History Research Centre
http://www.warmuseum.ca/military-history-research-centre/military-history-research-centre
On-line Catalogue
http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/Vubis.csp?Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&RequestId=306_1

Books and magazines

Aeroplane Monthly
http://www.aeroplanemonthly.com

Books & Collectibles
http://www.booksandcollectibles.com.au

Bookfinder
http://www.bookfinder.com

BAAC Book list: Squadrons etc
http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/research.htm

Flight Archive
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

MLRS Books
Military Library Research Service
http://www.mlrsbooks.co.uk

Stone and Stone
A bibliography of war
http://www.sonic.net/~bstone/bib/index.shtml

Woodfield Publishing
http://www.woodfieldpublishing.co.uk

 

RAF Blenheim Squadrons & Associations

8 Squadron RAF
https://www.viiisquadron.co.uk

XI Squadron RAF Association
http://www.xisquadronassociation.co.uk

14 Squadron RAF Association
http://www.14sqn-association.org.uk

XV Squadron RAF Association
http://www.xvsqnassociation.co.uk

23 Squadron RAF
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~23sqnwad/history.html

XXV Squadron RAF Association
http://www.25squadron.org.uk

30 Squadron RAF Association
http://www.30squadronassociation.com

59 Squadron RAF
http://number59squadron.com/

62 Squadron RAF
Hilary’s Family History Pages
http://www.belton.me.uk

84 Squadron Association
http://www.84squadron.co.uk

113 Squadron RAF
http://113squadron.com

219 Squadron RAF
http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/squadrons/219sqn.htm

604 Squadron RAF
http://www.the-battle-of-britain.co.uk/squadrons/604sqn.htm

 

Other RAF & RAAF Squadrons & Associations

3 Squadron RAAF
http://www.3squadron.org.au

22 Squadron RAF Association
http://www.22squadronassociation.org.uk

30 Squadron RAAF Association
http://www.30squadron.org.au

112 Squadron RAF
http://raf-112-squadron.org

156 Squadron RAF
http://www.156squadron.com

207 Squadron RAF Association
Site Home Page
http://www.rafinfo.org.uk
207 Squadron Assn
http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk
Aircrew & Groundcrew Search
http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/airsearch

208 Squadron RAF Association
http://www.naval8-208-association.com

230 Squadron RAF Association
http://www.230sqn.co.uk

 

Other Societies & Associations

Air Britain: The International Association of Air Historians
http://www.air-britain.com

The Blenheim Society
http://blenheimsociety.com

British Aviation Archaeology Council
http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk
Squadron etc books list
http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/research.htm

Burma Star Association
Home page
https://www.burmastar.org.uk

Center for Research: Allied PoWs Under the Japanese
www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

Children & Families of Far East PoWs
http://www.cofepow.org.uk

Far East Prisoner of War Community
Home
http://www.fepow-community.org.uk
Britain At War
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk
Far Eastern Heroes
http://www.far-eastern-heroes.org.uk
FEPoW Honour Roll
http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk
The Rising Sun
http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/html/the_rising_sun.htm

The Java FEPoW Club
http://thejavafepowclub42.org

Military Historical Society of Australia
http://www.mhsa.org.au

RAAF Association
http://www.raafa.org.au

RAF Association
http://www.rafa.org.uk

RAF Habbaniya Association
http://www.habbaniya.org/index.html

RAF Motor Drivers
http://www.rafmtd.co.uk

RAFRA Royal Air Forces Register of Associations
http://www.associations.rafinfo.org.uk

RCAF Association
http://rcafassociation.ca
Awards database
http://rcafassociation.ca/heritage/search-awards/

 

Other World War II and Air War links

Air of Authority
http://www.rafweb.org

Air Gunners
http://www.air-gunners.co.uk

Archie - A pilot in RAF Bomber Command
www.archieraf.co.uk

Athens Gliding Club Dekelia-Tatoi
http://www.anla.gr

Australia at War
http://www.ozatwar.com

Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History
http://www.adf-serials.com

Auxiliary Territorial Service
http://www.atsremembered.org.uk

AirNet Aviation Links
http://www.aviation-links.co.uk

Biplane Aces of World War II
Home Page
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/index.html
Aircraft
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/biplanes.htm
RAF etc
http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/commonwealth.htm

British and Commonwealth Orders of Battle
http://homepages.force9.net/rothwell/index.htm
Trans-Jordan Frontier Force
http://homepages.force9.net/rothwell/trans-jo1.htm

Hyperwar
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar
UK Official Histories
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/UK/index.html
London Gazette despatches
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/UK/londongazette.html

Kari Stenman Publishing
http://personal.inet.fi/business/karistenman

Kiwi Aircraft
http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/aviation.html

RAF Bomber Command 1939-1945
http://robdavistelford.co.uk/webspace/raf_bc

RAF Lincolnshire
http://raf-lincolnshire.info/index.htm

The Royal Flying Corps 1914-18
http://www.airwar1.org.uk/
A Pilot’s War
http://www.airwar1.org.uk/apilotswar2.htm

Second World War
http://www.secondworldwar.co.uk/index.html

Warbird Alley
http://www.warbirdalley.com/blenheim.htm

The War Time Memories Project
http://www.war-timememories.co.uk

World War II A British focus
http://www.warlinks.com

Yorkshire Air Museum
http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org
Air Gunners Collection
http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org/exhibits/the-air-gunner-collection
Archive & Research
http://www.yorkshireairmuseum.org/exhibits/archive-and-research-library

Broken links & closed sites
Sites may experience periods of technical difficulty, or move without leaving a redirect page behind. A quick check of the original site name or its URL through your chosen Search engine may track the site down. Others so re-arrange structure and page URLs (without redirects) as to confound easy access by bookmarks. Official sites are increasingly prone to this.

A fair proportion of personal and non-commercial sites may last for relatively small spans of years and may permanently close with little or no notice. Once closed, they may be wholly or partly lost, unless preserved in one of the many national web-archive initiatives.

The following sites appear to have closed:

    211 Squadron RAF: Geoff Grierson
    sites.google.com/site/211squadronraf
    The photographs of
    Geoffrey Grierson from his time with the Squadron from 1937 to 1940 by son Mike Grierson.

    IAW Gilmore
    A Gilmore Journey
    Kate Masheder’s photograph archive for her Gilmore family connection which included images and brief bio of IAW (Bill)
    Gilmore (her first cousin once removed).

    18 (B) Squadron RAF Association
    www.18sqnassociation.co.uk

    29 Squadron RAF
    www.airsceneuk.org.uk/wattisham/29sq/29sq.htm

    45 Squadron (Peter Hodkinson)
    users.bigpond.com/nqsearch/hodgepodge/biointro.html

    107 Squadron RAF
    www.airsceneuk.org.uk/wattisham/107sq/107sq.htm

    177 Squadron RAF
    Silently into the Midst of Things: Burma 1943-1945
    burmabeaufighters.com

    250 (Sudan) Squadron RAF Association
    250-squadron.freeserve.co.uk/pages/mainframe.htm

    463/467 Squadrons RAAF
    www.467463raafsquadrons.com

    644 Squadron RAF—Sandy Barr
    www.644squadron.com

    Battle of Crete
    www.my-crete-site.co.uk/

    Beaufighter Squadrons
    www.beaufighters.org.uk
    home.btconnect.com/myrcomm/beaufighters/beau/index.html

    Bristol Aircraft Worldwide Survey
    filton.flyer.co.uk/bristol

    Bristol Aero Collection
    www.bristolaero.com

    Bristol Aviation
    www.chew76.fsnet.co.uk

    BCATP Air Station Researchers
    bcatp.stations.googlepages.com

    Canadian Air Aces
    www.constable.ca/caah/openingpage.html

    Odd Bods UK Assn (RAAF)
    www.theoddbods.org

    RCAF History and Heritage
    www.rcaf.com/index.php

    Sqdn Ldr MR Skeet & Communications Flight Iraq
    skeetww2.co.uk/index.html

    Wings Over Alberta: BCATP in Alberta
    www.abheritage.ca/flyboys

Copies of closed sites may still exist in relevant national web archives or, in whole or in part, in the US Internet Archive.

 

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