Air Ministry - Casualty Communiques WWII records now available on Forces War Records

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11 February 2021
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More than 178,000 records from the ‘Air Ministry - Casualty Communiques 1939-46’ collection have been added to Forces War Records.

Air Ministry - Casualty Communiques 1939-46 records

Throughout the Second World War, the Air Ministry regularly published Casualty Communiques through the Ministry of Information which announced, or updated, the status of missing Air Force personnel. Once the next of kin had been informed, these reports were then released to various newspapers and periodicals of the era including The Times, many Daily Gazettes and magazines such as Flight.

Services covered are:

  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • South African Air Force
  • Royal Indian Air Force
  • Women’s Auxiliary Air Force

These latest records join the thousands of records at Forces War Records, covering Armed Forces personnel injured or killed in action, those receiving awards, mention in dispatches or those captured as a P.O.W. and many more.

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