Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
17 Sep 2017
New ARG Chairman
Read More...

TOPIC: The National Archives (TNA)

The National Archives (TNA) 20 Dec 2014 20:53 #131

  • CornwallPhil
  • CornwallPhil's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Premium Member
  • Premium Member
  • Posts: 710
  • Thank you received: 44
If anyone is visiting the National Archives over the Christmas/New Year period and is able to photograph one or more of the following for me I'd be very grateful. I do not believe any of them are of any size.

HO 192/897 - Penryn & Falmouth 24/25 Sept 1942 Air Raid Damage.

HO 192/896 - Swanpool, Falmouth 24/25 Sept 1942 Air Raid Damage.

ADM 1/29635 - Award of MBE to 2nd Officer AM Whittaker WRNS for services during air raid on Falmouth May 30th 1944.

Yours hopefully, Phil

NB TNA are closed 24th to 29th Dec and 1st Jan

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The National Archives (TNA) 22 Dec 2014 22:39 #132

  • Peter Kirk
  • Peter Kirk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9423
  • Thank you received: 319
After going through all the documents I photographed I found a new range I hadn't recorded. It even came with a lat/long, although no seconds! The range was called SANDEND BAY and I plotted its rough location and it was to the west of PORTSOY RAF range. As SANDEND was an FAA range I checked the serial number to my charts from 1946. This revealed a problem as it was the same as PORTSOY! It looks like the chart has the range in the wrong place being 2 mile east of the correct location.

It shows that some primary source evidence can be wrong and although there is a possibility it may have moved the chart location and danger arc were too close to a populated are to be believed. It pays to cross check with other sources as I have found a few other wrong locations on other charts. In the absence of actual plans these charts (traced from Admiralty charts) are a great source but with the large scale (or is it small scale?), quarter mil I suspect, the accuracy would never be there anyway.

PS - Sorry Phil, I had already ordered my files when I saw your post.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

01010000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001011 01101001 01110010 01101011

The National Archives (TNA) 04 Feb 2015 22:39 #133

  • OneEighthBit
  • OneEighthBit's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Elite Member
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 813
  • Thank you received: 11
All,

If anyone is going to the TNA between now and March could you drop me a PM? I need a photo of *one* specific page of a document and I'd be really grateful if someone could snap it for me or print it out while your there. It's available digitally but I don't want to page £3.30 for one page which costs 25p on-site!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The National Archives (TNA) 06 Sep 2015 19:55 #134

  • Peter Kirk
  • Peter Kirk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9423
  • Thank you received: 319
I haven't been for more than 6 months, due to District Line always being shut on that route on the weekends I can go! The reason for posting today was that I have been using the TNA Discovery Search but the speed is appalling and has been for over a week. Before I complain has anyone else experirenced this problem with slow searches and screen updates form TNA website?

All other websites are as per normal.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

01010000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001011 01101001 01110010 01101011

The National Archives (TNA) 14 Jun 2016 14:21 #135

  • Peter Kirk
  • Peter Kirk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9423
  • Thank you received: 319
Has anyone looked at:

AIR 25/792 Album of photographs taken by P.R. Squadrons of No. 106 Group and U.S. 7th Photo Group.Includes 52 photographs depicting: Album of RAF 106 Group and US 7th Photo Group. Dated 1943-1945.

Does it cover UK locations or is Northern Europe? I was hoping it would be another airfields file!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

01010000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001011 01101001 01110010 01101011

The National Archives (TNA) 22 Jun 2016 07:40 #136

  • Ossington_2008
  • Ossington_2008's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Elite Member
  • Elite Member
  • Posts: 1285
  • Thank you received: 52
I've copied that one. Interesting, but but all mainland Europe. Many images, Tirpitz, Watten, Siracourt etc. seen commonly in printed publications. I have 74 images, though some are blurred.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

The National Archives (TNA) 22 Jun 2016 09:35 #137

  • Peter Kirk
  • Peter Kirk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9423
  • Thank you received: 319
Many thanks. I will leave that one. My list of files to still look at is over two hundred but now most rarely contain information relevant to my research but I always hold out for that rare occasion when you hit gold :)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

01010000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001011 01101001 01110010 01101011

The National Archives (TNA) 19 Mar 2017 22:56 #138

  • Peter Kirk
  • Peter Kirk's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Moderator
  • Moderator
  • Posts: 9423
  • Thank you received: 319
Some extracts from Feltwell's Flying Control Log were posted online and these had some very good information on what ranges were used as each aircraft's destination and purpose was recorded.

However when looking at the TNA Discovery I found there are a number of records for different airfields that imply similar information and possibly detail. Can anyone explain the function of each of the following record books and would they all include training flights?

Flying control log - (that was useful for my purposes, or at least Feltwell's was!)
Operations officers log
Flying control log
Operations log book
Flying control officers log
Record of operations

I have repeatedly bid on eBay for a copy of the RAF Administation Manual but both times I was outbid. I thought it might be of use but more importantly the lot seemed to include a bomb aimers Form 3073 (11.5lb practice bombs), which I have been after for years.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

01010000 01100101 01110100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001011 01101001 01110010 01101011
Time to create page: 0.229 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to this. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  
EU Cookie Directive Module Information