07/08/2018
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Launch of RAF Stories - a free digital resource for sharing RAF family stories and connections

d0f7cd86-5370-4dee-b73d-96970ceea4b5

As part of the RAF’s Centenary Programme, the RAF Museum has launched RAF Stories, a free digital resource accessible to everyone to submit, share and explore their family’s history and personal connections to the RAF.

RAF Stories highlights the rich and personal links that the public have with it; and showcases how throughout history, the RAF family has reached far beyond its servicemen and women.
 
An app has been developed which makes it simple for anyone to upload their own story, or story of a loved one to the website. People have already been sharing their compelling family histories, including actress and singer-songwriter Minnie Driver,  who spoke to historian Joshua Levine about her father's role with Bomber Command during the Second World War.
 
The stories explore what it means to be part of the RAF family, with servicemen and servicewomen who have supported each other professionally and personally over the past 100 years, and continue to do so.
 
How to get involved
  • If you enjoy a story you are invited to share it across your networks via email or social media
  • If you would like to contribute stories, your own or other people’s, please download the mobile recording app 
  • If you would like to volunteer to help record and transcribe RAF Stories please email the team or register
 

Back to "Real-life stories" Category

07/08/2018 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Video: how to use directories in your family history research

This new video from TheGenealogist explains how street and trade directories can be used to track your ...


How to find your UK ancestors using adoption records

Do you have an ancestor in your family tree who was adopted? This needn't prove too much of a stumbling block ...


Using Family Tree Analyzer to identify errors on your family tree

FT Analyzer is a free service that allows you to upload a GEDCOM file and have your family tree checked for ...


Stuck on your family history? June Bridges

Stuck on your family history? ...


Other Articles

Stuck on your family history? Elizabeth Jones

Come along to Family Tree Live and get one-to-one expert help from a professional researcher to help solve ...


How to trace Caribbean family history - 'Finding your way home'

It was at his mum’s bedside in intensive care, that Adrian Stone took the first step to tracing his roots. ...


4 free websites to trace Freemason ancestors

Do you have ancestors who were Freemasons? Try these websites to begin researching their lives ...


How family history inspired my writing: from the River Kwai to the Thames

Ann Bennett reveals how she was inspired by her family history to write and publish her novels ...