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What is this site all about? What is its purpose? Article rated 3.3/5.0
WHAT'S THIS SITE ALL ABOUT?
Do you participate on the various aviation forums? Article rated 3.5/5.0
We do try to keep up with what's going on around the forum world, but the reality is time is limited for our coverage to be 100% effective. We miss a lot in consequence, there are many forums availabl...
Where do you get your photos from? Article rated 4.2/5.0
WHERE DO YOUR PHOTOS COME FROM?We've collected many photos over the years, and have our own family treasure chest of cou
How do I donate? Article rated 3.3/5.0
HOW DO I DONATE?We're grateful to receive donations from our readers, which go towar
Can I send you information? Article rated 3.8/5.0
CAN I SEND YOU LETTERS, REPORTS AND PHOTOS AND OTHER MEMORABILIA?The more complete t
I have some reference books. Can you use them? Article rated 3.5/5.0
I'VE GOT SOME FABULOUS REFERENCE BOOKS I NO LONGER READ. CAN YOU USE THEM?
I've found some errors. What should I do? Article rated 3.9/5.0
SOME OF YOUR INFORMATION IS INCORRECT OR INCOMPLETE. HOW CAN I CORRECT IT? J
Why don't you have much information on the Far East? Article rated 3.4/5.0
WHY DON'T YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THE FAR EAST?Our original interest was with WWII m
I don't know how to scan. Can you help? Article rated 3.5/5.0
HOW DO I SCAN A PHOTO? Our intention is to provide a detailed explanation of the process.
Is this material political? Do you take sides? Article rated 3.8/5.0
The material on this site is intended to reflect the stories of people not political systems. The prime purpose is to permit loved ones and friends to become aware of how and where those they cared fo...
I recognize face(s) in a photo. Should I tell you? Article rated 3.3/5.0
YES PLEASE! We get regular appeals from families for photos of lost loved ones. Sometimes we can provide these immediately, if we've got a note of the name(s) on a photo. But more times than not, we...
How Can I Provide Information to You? Article rated 3.1/5.0
We are preparing a detailed explanation to handle this important topic. Until this is completed, please raise a ticket in our Helpdesk and include the information you want to send to us. You can also...
I want to research my friend or family member myself. How can I do this? Article rated 2.9/5.0
We want to encourage people to undertake their own family research. It's a fulfilling and rewarding process. Please join us! We are developing a detailed roadmap of how you can go about doing this, s...
Some of your Icons on the Site Map don't have a lot of content behind them. Why is this? Article rated 3.4/5.0
It's a matter of priorities. We are constantly responding to requests from families and friends to research their loved ones, and we assign top priority to these requests. We've got the icons showin...
I've seen some bad comments on a forum. What should I do? Article rated 3.9/5.0
We do try to keep up with what's going on around the forum world, but the reality is that time is too limited for our coverage to be 100% effective. We miss a lot in consequence, We rely on the kindn...
What information do you have on Canadians? Article rated 3.6/5.0
Our colleague Captain Fred Paradie has developed what is believed to be the largest database of Canadian RCAF personnel who served in WWII. This is available on our site at  Paradie Archives Ad...
Why can't I search for images? Article rated 3.3/5.0
Ah! that's a good question. We humans are good at storing images and remembering them. Think of all the people you know who you recognize the moment you see them. Unfortunately, computers aren't sma...
What have you got on German flyers? Article rated 3.4/5.0
Luftwaffe Pages Go here for a list of all Luftwaffe related pages Kracker Archive Our colleague Tom Kracker has developed what is probably the largest dataset in the worl
What do you have on WWI flying? Article rated 3.8/5.0
The birth of air conflict saw gigantic battles being fought between masses of planes. The rules of combat were being discovered at this time, the Immelman manoeuver for example. This is an era where t...
What is CWGC? Article rated 3.7/5.0
This is the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. They commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.
How can I understand the many abbreviations used? Article rated 3.0/5.0
We have a list of abbreviations commonly used. You are welcome to contact us if you have one that you feel we should also offer. A further section on R.A.F. Abbreviations is explained within this kno...
Can I join Aircrew Remembered? Article rated 3.0/5.0
We are a collaborating group of researchers. We welcome the participation of others. Please let us know how you would envisage working with us and what you have to offer and we will write privately to...
Which country are you in Article rated 2.9/5.0
The Webmaster and technical directors are based in the United Kingdom. We have collaborators based in Canada, United States, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, South Africa, Argentina, Poland, India,...
What language can I send information in Article rated 3.5/5.0
Any language that you wish. We are based in England and that is our first language. However we have translaters available for most languages but we always welcome more help with translation. 
Search Tips for Using AR's Knowledgebase Article rated 3.1/5.0
 For an explanation of how Search works on the site, see Search Tips Can't find what you're looking for in our Knowledgebase? Try our tips for successful searching. Our search engine looks...
Search the Web site Article rated 3.4/5.0
  For an explanation of how Search works on the site, see Search Tips There's a LOT of data on this site. All of it is searchable using the Search box on most pages. You will usually be s...
I've seen your data on eBay sales. How come? Article rated 3.3/5.0
Some folks are using our material to publicise the sale for private gain of bits they (or others) have recovered from crash sites. WE DO NOT APPROVE OF THIS. We don't want to be associated with a pra...
What's this AddInfo Button for? Article rated 3.5/5.0
We're trying to make it very easy for a reader to CORRECT content on a page he/she is reading or ADD new information to it. An example might be you are looking at an Archive Report and you see a phot...
What's this Helpdesk? Article rated 3.4/5.0
  Helpdesk is  the mechanism you click to send us an email/tiicket that you want a response to. Sure, we have a regular email address but the power of the our email/ticket system is that ev...
What's the ARWiki? Article rated 3.6/5.0
We tried a Wiki as an experiment in engaging our readers. We really wanted this to work, but it proved too cumbersome in practice. We wrote this as we began our experiment and we leave the words in p...
Do you build memorials to crews Article rated 2.7/5.0
We have very little funds to be able to finance these. What we do try and help with is to bring various relatives together and guide them to a solution. We are currently working with relatives on se...
Do you share information Article rated 3.5/5.0
We don't share personal information about you with anyone. Ever. Before we put people in touch we always require the permission to do so from both parties. In terms of the information on our site, w...
How do I apply for the new 'Bomber Command Clasp'? Article rated 3.5/5.0
Great news that this has been announced of course. We are pleased that we are able to offer our followers the correct form to download and complete. We also understand that once you have completed t...
How do I know if I am/a relative is, eligible for the 'Bomber Command Clasp'? Article rated 3.5/5.0
A great question, some people have said "my relative was just training and never actually entered combat - can I obtain one? Others wrote saying that "Dad was "just a sergeant, can he have one?" So ...
Where do I apply for my late relatives records? Article rated 3.2/5.0
You can apply for his/her service records as a relative. If you are a direct relative i.e. husband or wife, a charge does not normally apply. If not although you must still be a relative and proof mus...
I have my relatives log book, it has a lot of code names regarding his training, where can I find out what these codes mean? Article rated 3.1/5.0
Pleased that we can help a little with this.  But word of advice - never send the original log book to anyone unless you are sure who they are and always send it in secure post. Many unscrupulou...
All these RAF abbreviations - where can I get an easy list to read? Article rated 3.5/5.0
Happy to help and we have a list that you are able to download. We agree that this is far from complete and we have left some out that may well offend some people. If you have a better list then we w...
German / Luftwaffe abbreviations - where can I get an easy list to read in German? Article rated 3.9/5.0
Well, again we agree that this list is far from complete and of course if you have a better one to offer us (one of your own or with permission to use of course) we would like to hear further from you...
Where can I purchase a poppy wreath? Article rated 3.8/5.0
Probably the best people to buy these from is the British Legion. They sell via the principle of donation with a suggested donation figure. They also sell the many poppy items popular during remembran...
Why is my relative buried in a collective grave and not on his own? Article rated 3.4/5.0
A very good question and one best answered by supplying yu with a download information sheet that may provide you with a fuller picture. Further details can also be read here.
How do I change information on my relatives description on the CWGC website Article rated 3.5/5.0
There are many descriptions for lost service men and women on the website of the Commonwealth Graves Commission that are far from complete and they welcome any contributions that can expand on this.&n...
Can You Repair Damaged Photos? Article rated 3.7/5.0
We can repair some photographs digitally, it really does depend on the extent of the damage. We are quite experienced in this type of work - send us a high resolution scan via the Helpdesk ...
Can I have a photo of my relative's grave? Article rated 3.3/5.0
If we have one you are welcome to it. If we don't we can point you to perhaps where you can purchase one. Why not write up a page on your relative with as much information you have? We will try and e...
Do you have a list of those commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial Article rated 3.4/5.0
Yes we do. Here We have many data bases that we are adding to the website on an almost weekly basis. We welcome any new data base that you have made and if suitable we will publish on a special secti...
Can I purchase a copy of one of your data bases or archive lists? Article rated 2.9/5.0
No, why would you want to? They are constantly updated.  We and others have spent thousands of hours constructing these and we have built them to assist others with their research. 
What does a 'Gardening' operation mean Article rated 3.4/5.0
This was a codename given to the dropping of mines from aircraft at various locations - normally entrances to enemy ports and high activity enemy shipping lanes.  We have a map showing the names...
QR Codes Article rated 3.7/5.0
QR Codes: What are they? Quick Response codes is the full title. QR codes can be used in iOS devices (iPhone/iPod/iPad), Google's Android operating system and Microsoft's Windows Phone operating sys...
Can I Submit an Obituary Article rated 3.4/5.0
You can indeed. We welcome contributions of this nature. We are interested in publishing obituaries of ALL aviation-related people, groundcrew as well as aircrew, ordinary people as much as heroes. P...
what happens when I send you a scanned photo or a document Article rated 3.8/5.0
These are usually used for a page of remembrance and then filed accordingly. Sometimes they are not suitable for viewing for the page in question - they are then filed for reference purposes. At time...
what happened to aircrew remembrance society Article rated 4.1/5.0
We spent 4000 hours of our own time at our own cost developing a web presence for the first time for a couple of individuals who styled themselves as 'Aircrew Remembrance Society', creating a website ...
I have sent you information but you have not replied or posted a page of remembrance Article rated 3.2/5.0
We normally try and acknowedge receipt of your contact within 24 hours Sometimes in this technical world, messages are mislaid or lost. We are human and mistakes can sometimes occure.  Please ...
Do you release contact details to others? Article rated 2.9/5.0
We never release private information without contacting the person for written permission. If you have changed your contact details and don't respond to our request, then we may publish on the page of...
You are using an image that belongs to me Article rated 3.7/5.0
We undertake to only use images belonging to others with the explicit permission of the owner. An example is the brilliant image on the front of the Kracker Archive, for which the artist personally g...
Where do you get all the information for your databases? Article rated 4.1/5.0
These are submitted to us by many interested parties and although, at times, the information may not be guaranteed to be 100% correct, it is nonetheless provided on the basis that it is hopefully more...
How much does it cost to run your website? Article rated 4.7/5.0
In time or money? We spend about 13 hours every day between our technical chap and the webmaster developing the site. Then the contributors spend hours of their own time researching and typing out th...
I want to publish a book, can you help? Article rated 3.2/5.0
We have several publications that we are preparing - these take many hours of work, even when the information supplied / gathered seems to be conclusive there is still a great deal of work to be compl...
Do you sell information? Article rated 3.3/5.0
No, we ask for a link to be added to our / your website if it is to be published for profit. To 'care is to share' is our motto. The more people that know about how our relatives are lost, the bette...
Search help Article rated 3.7/5.0
  For an explanation of how Search works on the site, see Search Tips Aircrew Remembered Search tips As we are adding thousands of names to our various databases and more recently these h...
What happens to all the information you have collected if the website is not renewed? Article rated 3.7/5.0
We are very fortunate in that the British Library adopted our website in 2014 and as such they scan the pages and keep them in their amazing web archive - forever! This means that if we are not able ...
Are you experts in this research? Article rated 3.8/5.0
i think the way we would answer this is to say that within our team of more than 20 researchers, archivists and editors working across the world, we must represent one of the stronger concentrations o...
My relative is not on your website - why? Article rated 3.2/5.0
Over 55,500 air and ground crew lost their lives in WW2 in RAF Bomber Command along. When you add up all crews from all nations, it's probably close to 500,000 souls.  We will never list them al...
Are you interested in just aircrew? Article rated 3.6/5.0
No, we are trying to overcome this. We realise that the only reason a Lancaster takes off or a Spitfire manages to land safely is because of the thousands of ground crew - including WAAFS, people who...
Poetry Article rated 3.0/5.0
I have written a poem - would you like it? Of course. It is not important that you lost someone in order to have a page on our website, if you have written a poem with just a few lines we may includ...
book review Article rated 3.8/5.0
I would like you to review a book that I have published - how can you help? We have many books submitted to us for this service. We are very happy to be able to offer this service, we reserve the ri...
Do you organize trips to battlefields etc.? Article rated 3.6/5.0
We don't, but we are in contact with people who do. If you are interested in visiting old airfields, museums, cemeteries etc. please contact us and we will try to put you in touch with the right peop...
Writing a page for inclusion Article rated 3.9/5.0
I would like to send a letter describing what I know about my relative, but I am worried about my spelling, layout etc. Dont be, send us what you know, include anything and everything, what is import...
I have film on my relative, can you publish that? Article rated 4.0/5.0
We are able to digitalise old films and are able to reproduce them for possible inlusion on a page. We may also be able to produce them on a dvd for you to keep. A charge may apply but why not ask us,...
Are you able to digitalise a series from a family album onto a DVD for me? Article rated 4.5/5.0
This we have been requested many times. We are very happy to produce a DVD for you from your collection into either a slide show for family entertainment or for possible inclusion on a published web p...
I have no use for a log book, can I send it to you for safe keeping? Article rated 3.8/5.0
Never send any original material to us, or anyone, without contacting us first. Some people are happy to sell their material on auction sites and if this is your intention our advice would be to firs...
Do you want my relatives medals? Article rated 4.4/5.0
Medals are an important part of history. We do not want you to send any medals to us, but we can advise where they maybe appreciated and held in a safe envirorment  We are of course very intere...
Squadron Codes and numbers Article rated 3.6/5.0
We are often requested what code did such and such squadron use on their aircraft. So, we compiled as full a list as we have been able  (17 pages) and made it available to you as a dow...
I only have negatives - how do I scan these? Article rated 3.9/5.0
There are proffesional outlets who offer this service, for a charge. We are also able to offer this service to you. However, sending originals by post is never a 100% safe method and you do so at you...
What happens to data that you have accumulated and the website closes? Article rated 4.1/5.0
We are very proud in that the United Kingdom Web Archive (British Library of London) has in 2013, adopted our website for "outstanding national interest" and as such they archive all our pages in orde...
What's the difference between RAFVR and regular RAF? Article rated 3.6/5.0
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What does N.o.K mean? Article rated 3.2/5.0
It's an abbreviation for Next of Kin A list of abbreviations used on the site is provided at: Site Abbreviations If you come across an abbreviation that isn't in the list, please contact via the He...
What does PAF stand for Article rated 4.2/5.0
Polish Air Force. This was integrated into the RAF in 1940 under a formal agreement between the British Government and the Polish Government in Exile, based in London. It followed RAF structures and ...
How to Sponsor a page. Article rated 3.1/5.0
There are many reasons people have for sponsoring a page. For some it's a way to honour their loved one in a tangible form that is everlasting. Flowers fade and die, but a sponsored page lives forever...
What does Gazetting mean Article rated 3.4/5.0
In time of war involving Great Britain, dispatches from the various conflicts are published in The London Gazette
What does this abbreviation mean Article rated 4.2/5.0
A list of abbreviations used on the site is provided at: Site Abbreviations   If you come across an abbreviation that isn't in the list, please contact via the Helpdesk (Raise a Ticket/Email) ...
What's the Amazon banner for? Article rated 4.7/5.0
This is an expensive site to run. All costs are borne out of our own pockets, aside from the Donations we are so grateful to receive. Thankyou all Donors! We have thousands of stories still untold in...
Why do you publish Charity Appeals Article rated 3.8/5.0
From time to time we donate our front page to a Charity running their annual appeal. Recently we published appeals on behalf of the Red Cross Ebola campaign, British Legion Poppy Appeal and Marie Curi...
I Can't Find What I am Looking For in Database Search Article rated 4.3/5.0
For an explanation of how Search works on the site, see Search Tips   All our databases provide a separate Search facility from the general Site search box found at the top of most pages. ...
Searching: why is the usual site Search box missing on Database pages? Article rated 5.0/5.0
  For an explanation of how Search works on the site, see Search Tips Site search is like a Google search but is restricted to the contents of our site. It works the same way as a Google w...
How do I search a database Article rated 5.0/5.0
  For an explanation of how Search works on the site, see Search Tips Databases consist of structured data, similar to spreadsheets. We provide a Search facility on our databases that is o...
I made an improvement in translation, but it didn't show on your page Article rated 5.0/5.0
When you translate one of our pages, the translation you see is coming from Google Translation services, not from us. The translated text looks like it's being produced by Aircrew Remembered, but it's...
Dates on Databases Do Not Agree with Other Sources Article rated 5.0/5.0
Sometimes you will find a date in one of our databases that differs from one you find elsewhere. First thing to st
D-Day Legion d'Honneur Award by France Article rated 5.0/5.0
Hundreds of D-Day veterans are to receive the French Legion d’Honneur before the end of 2015. Aircrew Remembered have been informed by several survivors that they have been contacted and that th...
You've got something wrong and this has upset me Article rated 5.0/5.0
Obviously we are sorry to cause you distress. Please send us the correction and we will put matters right. We present our information with the best of intentions and whilst we accept our responsibili...
Can I get my RCAF relative's service record? Article rated 5.0/5.0
Service records (other than those killed in action) are not open to the public until after 20 years. Those killed in action are available on line through Ancestry. Those now deceased but not killed i...
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Access to New Zealand WW1 Records Article rated 5.0/5.0
War Service Records Archives
New Zealand Defence Forces Personnel Archives: 1921 onward Article rated 5.0/5.0
This section provides information about how to apply for military service records and medals from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.
Australian Military Service Records Article rated 5.0/5.0
See: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/defence/service-records/   Service records
South African Military Records Article rated 5.0/5.0
See https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/South_Africa_Military_Records For any queries regarding military history, contact the Department of Defence Archives at the South Afr
Layout looks funny on my computer, why is this? Article rated 5.0/5.0
It's a fact of computer life that if you do not test on every conceivable combination of hardware, operating system and browser, then something, somewhere will look strange for someone. Unfortunately...
What happened to the Kracker Archive pages A - Z? Article rated 5.0/5.0
We stopped publishing the Kracker Archive as 27 separate entities (A - Z + Axis pilots) about 2 years ago.   We consolidated all entries into a single database because this provides a richer se...
How can I find pilots in Kracker Archive who fought for Axis countries? Article rated 5.0/5.0
The German Luftwaffe had allies from Italy (before it switched sides), Croatia and others. Pilots in the Kracker Archive who were not in Luftwaffe units can be found by Searching for their country of...
Name is in database but is missing from alphabetical Names List Article rated 5.0/5.0
Each of our databases has associated with it a listing in alphabetical order of the names in the database. This is called a Names List and is found by clicking the Names List button near the top of th...
Cannot find the name 'Down' in a database Article rated 5.0/5.0
Search Tips are found here. Our database software utilizes MySQL on our host servers. It is the most widely used database software in the world. It's fast and very reliable.All MySQL searches you mak...
Cannot find the name 'Else' in a database Article rated 5.0/5.0
Search Tips are found here. Our database software utilizes MySQL on our host servers. It is the most widely used database software in the world. It's fast and very reliable.All MySQL searches yo...
Cannot find the name 'Little' in a database Article rated 5.0/5.0
Search Tips are found here. Our database software utilizes MySQL on our host servers. It is the most widely used database software in the world. It's fast and very reliable.All MySQL searches yo...
Can't find a name in a database Article rated 5.0/5.0
Every database has a Names List associated with it. Click the Names List button near the top of the page. If the name you are looking for is NOT in the Names List this usually means it isn't in the d...
Why is there advertising on a search results page? Article rated 5.0/5.0
Site Search is provided to us by FreeFind. It's a sophisticated solution. FreeFind provides its services for a fee, or for free if the site agrees to FreeFind placing adverts on the re
What happened to the Google Site Search box? Article rated 5.0/5.0
We reverted to FreeFind to act as our Site Search engine, because it offers readers more opportunities to refine their searches, for example by including wildcard searches, and using Boolean logic (AN...
Can I work with you to publish my book? Article rated 5.0/5.0
On the assumption that you have amassed sufficient material with which to fill a book, the answer is Yes, we can help. We have people who can add research material, photographs etc, and can edit the ...
Cannot find the name 'Just' in a database Article rated 5.0/5.0
Search Tips are found here. Our database software utilizes MySQL on our host servers. It is the most widely used database software in the world. It's fast and very reliable.All MySQL searches yo...
Why do you put your Aircrew Remembered logo on photographs Article rated 5.0/5.0
The reason is simple: we want anybody who sees one of our photos anywhere on the web to know where they can come for further information. Maybe they have more information to add to our story, but if t...
 

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