RAF service records (1918-1939)
Look in the RAF service records for RFC airmen who served after April 1918. Search the RAF service records (AIR 79) on findmypast (£).
If the airman went on to see service in the Second World War, his service record will still be with the RAF. If you do not know his service number, you can use the name indexes in AIR 78.
British Army personnel records (1914-1920)
The service records of RFC airman who died or were discharged before the foundation of the RAF were kept with the British Army personnel records.
Search the surviving service records (WO 363), pension records (WO 364) and medal index cards (WO 372) for soldiers in the British army in the First World War on the Ancestry (£) website.
First World War Medal Index Cards (1914-1922)
Search the First World War Medal Index Cards (WO 372) on our website (£) to find details of campaign medal awarded to some members of the RFC and RAF (Royal Air Force). RFC airmen who served overseas in 1916 or later had their medals issued by the Air Ministry, not the War Office.
Campaign medal rolls (1914-1920)
Search by name the campaign medal rolls on Ancestry (£). You may find abbreviations on a roll entry – some of these abbreviations are explained on our army medal index card guide (see section above).
Over 26,000 members of the RFC and nearly 27,000 men of the RAF are listed in the campaign medal records.