Useful links

24 Hour Museum - Aviation Heritage Trail

To coincide with the centennial year of aviation, the 24 Hour Museum website has published a comprehensive aviation heritage trail. The trail has been designed to be a great armchair read, as well as a guide to places throughout the UK where you can still see these magnificent machines.
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550 Squadron and North Killingholme Association

RAF 550 squadron flew from North Killingholme Airbase from late 1943 to October 1945. The website aims to provide a memorial to those that served with the squadron, and a useful resource to those researching the squadron history.
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Air Crew Association

The Aircrew Association (ACA) exists to foster comradeship amongst those who having been awarded an official flying badge, have qualified to operate military aircraft and are serving or have served as military aircrew in the armed services of those nations allied to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
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Air-Britain

The International Association of Aviation Historians run by enthusiasts providing information, second to none, for enthusiasts worldwide.
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Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women

The association is dedicated to remembrance and also provides support for ex-servicemen and women, and their dependants, who are in need of help or advice.
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Battle of Britain Historical Society

The Battle of Britain Historical society exists to commemorate the memories of the young men who died in the Battle of Britain. The Society does this through a series of public events dedicated to the memory of these young men.
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Bomber Command Association

The Association was formed in 1985 as a means of continuing the comradeship and to perpetuate the Command's history. It aims to promote the efficiency of the Royal Air Force by maintaining contact between past and present members and to support the charitable work of the Bomber Command Hall at RAF Museum Hendon and other projects which educate the general public in the work and history of Bomber Command and the V-Force.
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Britain at War Magazine

A UK based military history magazine, featuring the history of Britain at War in the 20th Century to the present.
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British and Commonwealth Air Unit Register

RAF related associations, many with websites.
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Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society

The Hurricane is a memorial to all who served with 85 Squadron and more so to Group Captain Peter Townsend. This is a history and educational site for students and schools studying WW2 as part of the KS2 National Curriculum.
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Commemorative Air Force Airpower Museum

The CAF Airpower Museum aspires to keep people free by telling stories of airpower. The educational affiliate to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), the museum is located at the CAF's international headquarters at Midland International Airport in Midland, Texas. The museum houses 100,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that tell the story of WWII. Recognized for its collection of authentic WWII artifacts, the museum houses the world's largest collection of original bomber Nose Art® panels.
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commission was established to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers. These records may be searched from the Commission's Web site.
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Cross and Cockade

A Society of First World War Aviation Historians, with 1,500 members in 25 countries all over the world. Cross & Cockade researches and publishes information on all aspects of the First World War in the air, 1914-1918.
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Day Out With The Kids.Co.Uk

DAYoutWITHtheKIDS.co.uk – is an easy to use website for finding places to visit with your family all over the UK. Searchable by age of kids, county, town, postcode and indoor or outdoor attraction.
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D-Day Museum

Portsmouth's D-Day Museum offers local, national and international perspectives on one of the greatest events of the 20th Century - the Allied invasion of Europe on 6 June 1944, Operation Overlord.
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Door 2 Tour

Holiday Tours made easy
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English Heritage Viewfinder

Welcome to ViewFinder, a major online image resource for England's history.
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Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum has more than 40 aircraft on display, with as many again in storage or refurbishment. It is now one of the largest aviation museums in the World.
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Forces Discounts MOD

This website is an ideal first port of call for any currently serving personnel wishing to get a discount on, well, almost anything really! Amongst several websites out there that advertise companies offering forces discounts, there is only one that is officially recognised and supported by the MOD. Discounts are available to all ex-service personnel and veterans.
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Forces Reunited

The largest dedicated UK database of Forces and Ex-Forces Personnel on the web, run by Ex-Forces Personnel.
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George Cross Database

A comprehensive guide to all the George Cross recipients, including the many awarded to Royal Air Force personnel.
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Historical Manuscripts Commission

Includes the National Register of Archives.
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Imperial War Museum

The Museum seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'war-time experience.' The Museum spans a range of activities, not only at its main London location, but also at four further branches.
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International Association of Transport and Communications Museums

The umbrella organisation for all types of museum containing aircraft and other means of transportation or communications (post & telecom).
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Jewish War Graves

Some 30,000 Jewish soldiers served in the British armed forces during World War 2 and sadly over 2,300 gave their lives. This site serves as a memorial to those fallen soldiers, providing a means to search for information on casualties by name and by several other categories such as cemetery or memorial, area of burial (e.g. Normandy / Calvados), regiment and nationality.
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Liddell-Hart Centre for Military Archives

The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives holds the private papers of nearly 600 senior British defence personnel who have held office since 1900. It has an active acquisitions policy and 30 to 40 collections are added each year. The Centre also houses a growing collection of related microforms, chiefly of American official papers, and the personal library of Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart.
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Liddle Collection

The archive includes original letters and diaries, official and personal papers, photographs, newspapers and artwork, as well as written and tape-recorded recollections. Material is arranged within 30 sections, according to nature of service or geographical area, and these are listed in the Summary Guide. This guide also contains subject indexes to uncatalogued material where appropriate. A further section is devoted to material relating to the Second World War.
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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics - FlightZone

An interactive, aeronautic website for budding young engineers!
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London For Kids

A website that offers a raft of ideas for things to do with the kids in and around London.Visit website »

Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence aims to ensure the security and defence of the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories, including against terrorism and also to support the Government's foreign policy objectives, particularly in promoting international peace and security.
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Ministry of Defence - We Were There Exhibition

A tribute to the contribution made to our defence by military and civilian personnel from what was then the British Empire and later the Commonwealth and whose descendants now form part of the richly diverse ethnic population in the United Kingdom. The 'We Were There' website recently won an award in the prestigious Race in the Media Awards 2002.
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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre aims to show the human side of the Air Station's past with a collection of contemporary photographs, artefacts and memorabilia. The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is an independent, fully accredited, museum run entirely by volunteers. In 2014 its team was proud to received The Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award for volunteer groups in the UK.
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Museum of Army Flying

Museum of Army Flying celebrating army aviation, with a historical collection of military kites, gliders, aeroplanes, and helicopters.
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National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM) maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital centre for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight.
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National Archives

The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office) is the national archive of England, Wales and the United Kingdom. It brings together and preserves the records of central government and the courts of law, and makes them available to all who wish to consult them. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day.
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National Army Museum

Situated in the heart of Chelsea (London) this Museum has fine collections and research facilities for anyone interested in the British Army.
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National Register of Archives

The NRA contains information on the nature and location of manuscripts and historical records that relate to British history.
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Over the Front

The League of World War I Aviation Historians, based in the USA. Publishers of Over The Front, the leading journal in the field of Great War military aviation research.
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RAF Benevolent Fund

The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund exists to provide assistance to those of the extended Royal Air Force Family who need support as a consequence of sickness, disability, accident, infirmity, poverty or other adversity.
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RAF Comrade Contact

RAF-Comrade-Contact is a free, user-friendly website set up by The RAF Association (RAFA) specifically for the Royal Air Force community. Once you are registered, the site will enable you to make contact with over 3,000 like minded serving and ex-serving RAF Personnel who have already signed up. Any serving or ex-serving RAF members are entitled to use the site.
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RAF Cosford

Royal Air Force Cosford is set in the quiet and beautiful countryside of Shropshire and has a reputation for training excellence going back over sixty years. It continues that tradition today.
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Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society is "the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community". The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world's only professional body which caters for the entire aerospace community.
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Royal Air Force

This is a really great site if you want to know anything about the Royal Air Force today.
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Royal Air Force Club

The Royal Air Force Club's mission is to provide the best affordable facilities and activities in central London, to preserve and foster the spirit and traditions of its Members.
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Royal Air Force Community Support

Provides a living and working support environment for the RAF Service Community.
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Royal Air Forces Association

The RAF Association (RAFA) provides comradeship, welfare and care for current and former members of the RAF.
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Royal Air Forces Association

The RAF Association (RAFA) provides comradeship, welfare and care for current and former members of the RAF.
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Royal Naval Museum

The Royal Naval Museum aims to collect, conserve, record, research and make publicly available material relating to the history of the Royal Navy.
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Royal Observer Corps Association

The Royal Observer Corps Association was formed in 1986, primarily for those retiring from the Royal Observer Corps who wished to continue the comradeship and esprit de corps they had enjoyed whilst serving.
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Silent Wings Museum

The Silent Wings Museum is the only museum dedicated to the United States WWII military glider program. The Museum, seated on the grounds of South Plains Army Air Field, Lubbock, Texas where 80 percent of the glider pilots trained, preserves and educates the public about this short-lived program that was later eclipsed by the helicopter.
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Sir Arthur Marshall Institute of Aeronautics

Interdisciplinary teaching and research in aeronautics.
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Stowe Maries Aerodrome

Stowe Maries Aerodrome is Europe's largest surviving First World War Aerodrome. Now part of a major conservation project, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Ltd has charitable status (Charity no. 1151099), with the objectives of preserving the fabric of Stow Maries World War One Aerodrome for the public benefit and advancing the education of the public in the history of the aerodrome, World War One and the natural history of the surrounding countryside.
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Submarine Museum

The Museum of the Royal Navy Submarine Service , which was 100 years old in 2001.
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Tank Museum

The Tank Museum in Bovington Dorset houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army - Challenger. The Museum has a collection of almost 300 vehicles from over 26 countries.
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The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum is a teaching museum for the study of World War II and its impact on the American people. It preserves the history, artifacts and images of the 12th Armored Division for use by veterans, their families and future generations. It provides academic access for scholars worldwide to historical materials, including veterans' written and oral histories plus the 12th Armored Division Historical Collection and Division Archives.
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The Best of Barnet

The best of Barnet is the ultimate guide to all things Barnet. You already know that asking friends is the best way to find restaurants, dentists, hairdressers, and anything local. Well, here at the best of Barnet we go out of our way to uncover the hidden gems of Barnet so that we can share them with you. You'll find real people, writing real reviews, blogs, newsletter articles and sharing their knowledge and opinions with you. Every business that is featured on our Site has been visited and checked out by us – and recommended by other local people - so you can use them with confidence because we know that they truly are one of the best at what they do. To recommend a local business, add an event or blog article, visit the website.
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The Royal International Air Tattoo

The largest Military Air Show in the World.
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The Times Defence Pages

The latest news on all national and international defence issues.
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United States Air Force Museum

The USAF Museum portrays the history and traditions of the United States Air Force through specialised displays and exhibition of historical items.
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WhereCanWeGo.com

Britain's what's on event guide
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WW1 Heritage Aviation Trust

The WW1 Heritage Aviation Trust exists to provide an enduring flying collection of World War I Allied and German aircraft based in the UK flying from heritage sites like Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome.
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