The London Gazette
Searchable database with aircrew announcements
BBC- Battle of Britain collection
Clips, interviews and articles from the Battle
BBC- Archive collections
War and conflict section
How The Telegraph reported the major raids at the time
Air Force Association of Canada
Useful for award citations
Canadian National Archives
Search the database and request military records for immediate family
Commonwealth War Graves Commissions
Searchable database for all commonwealth casualties from WWI onwards
Searchable online catalogue, includes diaries of RAF units & airfields. Ability to request documents as hardcopies and scanned to disc
Review issues from 1914 onwards online
Historical Resources blog
‘Information not shared is lost’
Imperial War Museum
Searchable online catalogue
Second World War Forum
James Holland’s website
Equipment history of the squadrons and associated units forming RAF Commands during the period September 1939 to August 1945.
RAF Air Historical Branch
Provides the Air Staff, the wider RAF and MOD, and other government departments with RAF related historical support on operational and other matters
Wings Over Alberta
History of the British Commonwealth Air Training programme in Alberta, Canada
Wings of Freedom
The history and heritage of Canada’s air force
Vintage Aeroplane Writer
Writing related to the history of aviation
War in the Mediterranean
Major campaigns in WW2
Obvious- but useful. Follow reviews and recommendations to unearth new leads
For used, new, rare and out-of-print books
Bungay, Stephen. Alamein. Great Britain: Aurum Press, 2002.
Bungay, Stephen. The Most Dangerous Enemy. Great Britain: Aurum Press, 2001.
Davidson, Martin. The Perfect Nazi. London: Penguin Books, 2011.
Faulks, Sebastian. The Fatal Englishman. London: Vintage, 1997.
Hastings, Max. Bomber Command. London: Pan Books, 1999.
Hillary, Richard. The Last Enemy. London: Vintage, 2010.
Hillier, Mark, Dieter Sinanan and Gregory Percival. Westhampnett at War. Great Britain: Yellowman, 2010.
Orange, Vincent. Park. London: Grub Street, 2001.
Sarkar, Dilip. Last of the Few. Great Britain: Amberley, 2011.
Sarkar, Dilip. Spitfire: Ace of Aces. Great Britain: Amberley, 2011.
Swift, Daniel. Bomber County. London: Hamish Hamilton, 2010
Wellum, Geoffrey. First Light. London: Penguin Books, 2009.