Books & Periodicals

Our earliest volume dates from 1783 and new material is added almost daily. The collection ranges from memoirs and historical studies to the more technical aspects of aviation and even includes a copy of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol issued to British Prisoners of War in the First World War and a section of the Bible on microfilm which has orbited the Moon!

In addition to commercially published magazines from 1909 to date (such as Flight and The Aeroplane) we hold a substantial collection of periodicals produced by RAF stations and units, which provide a fascinating insight into service life.