How to look for records of... Fleet Air Arm personnel
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This is a brief guide to researching someone who served in the Fleet Air Arm. Relevant records are kept in various places. This guide will help you to find out where the information you are looking for might be, and how to go about finding it.
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What records can I see online?
What records can I find at The National Archives at Kew?
What records can I find in other archives and organisations?
What other resources will help me find information?
Did you know?
Fleet Air Arm personnel service records are not kept at The National Archives.
The Fleet Air Arm is the air force of the Royal Navy.
The Fleet Air Arm was formed on 1 April 1924 from the Royal Air Force squadrons operating at sea.
The Royal Naval Air Service was the original air force of the Royal Navy. In April 1918 it merged with the Royal Flying Corps to become the Royal Air Force.