The Royal Air Force published lists monthly from 1919 to 1930. From 1931 to 1944 they were published alternative months (6 issues per year), later quarterly and after 1949 it was annually. There were, on occasions, supplements to these lists.
The official published Lists are often one of the best ways to trace an officer's career in the British Services for historians and families..
The lists are a snap-shot in time with names, ranks and unit details of those personnel who were members of the service as at that date. Award details are also documented. This list includes records for the Active List, Volunteer Reserve, Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and Princess Mary’s R.A.F. Nursing Service.
Other information can be found at the Royal Air Force and The National Archives Air Ministry collections. The Navy, Army and Air Force lists on Forces War Records are fully transcribed in house by our expert researchers, they are not merely searchable scans but a full transcription complete with all abbreviations and terms clarified, this makes them easier to search, easier to understand and often more accurate than other alternative versions.
Period covered: 1919
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: Transcribed from the original official Air Force List.