RAF Formations List 1918

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The Royal Air Force was formed in 1918 with the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Navy Air Service. This database is in effect a ‘muster roll’ of the entire RAF on its inception on April 1st 1918. It is a complete list of everyone recorded as being employed in any role within the new RAF and hence is of critical importance, very few types of service will ever have had such a complete listing at any time, the database may well be unique in this respect.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Number
  • Date of entering service
  • trade classification & rate of pay.

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archives references ‘Air1/819/204/4/1316’ and also Air10/232 and Air 10/237 and runs to several volumes.

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