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

Entire Ellis Island immigrant New York Passenger Arrival Lists for 1820-1957 now available online

The records of more than 100 million people who immigrated through Ellis Island or one of the New York ...


What if a relative is missing from a census year?

What are your options if you can't find an ancestor on the census? In his second census blog, Paul Chiddicks ...


6 ways a DNA test can help you do your family history

Luckily family history DNA tests don’t involve blood (just a bit of saliva or a cheek swab), so can be taken ...


The 1910 Lloyd George Domesday Records with annotated maps : part 2 - released by TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist genealogy website has released the second part of its new record set, The Lloyd George ...


Other Articles

29 million Netherlands family history records added to FamilySearch genealogy website

Anyone hoping to find their Dutch ancestors will find their search easier now that FamilySearch has added 29 ...


A family of Crusoes – how my novel was inspired by a true family history story

Writer Lydia Syson has already explored her own family history in a number of critically acclaimed historical ...


Top 3 free websites for using historic court records for your family history

A rich source for family history can be the records of the courts that presided over our ancestors, whether ...


Discover the story hidden in your genes.

‘You’ve got your father’s eyes’, ‘Goodness you remind me of Nan as a girl’ … ...