Service records of RAF Officers that served prior to 1922 and Airmen that served prior to 1924 are held at the National Archive.
Service records for Officers and Airmen that served after these dates are retained by the Royal Air Force. RAF service records are retained by Service Number, Rank and Full Name, and will also contain the Date of Birth. It is important that as much of this information as possible is provided to assist in locating the correct record.Enquiries about RAF held records should be made as follows:
From Current/Former RAF Personnel.
A Subject Access Request (SAR) form needs to be completed and sent to:
RAF DPA SAR Section
From Family Members and Other Authorised Individuals
A Certificate of Kinship form needs to be completed and sent to:
RAF Disclosures Section
Ext 8161/8159 (Officers)
Ext 8163/8168/8170 (Other ranks)