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Copyright exists to give the creators of literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, sound recordings, broadcasts, films and typographical arrangement of published editions, rights to control the ways in which their material may be used. The period for which copyright lasts is usually 70 years from the end of the year in which the creator of the work died, but there are variations.

Much of the Royal Air Force Museum’s collection is subject to copyright, and where the Museum does not own copyright to an object it cannot always show images. Unless otherwise stated, all images shown remain the copyright of the Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum. The Museum wishes to thank all of the copyright owners who have allowed use of images of objects on Navigator.

In order to protect copyright, you must not, without the prior written permission of the RAF Museum:

  • Copy, download, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, or distribute material from RAF Museum Navigator (the material) in any kind of medium for commercial purposes.
  • Extract from, manipulate, alter or modify the material in any way.
  • Interfere with any copyright notice originally attached to the material.
  • Store the material in any medium including extraction into any other database, computer programme or website.
  • Publicly broadcast, display, or present the material.
  • Rent, lease or lend the material.
  • Commercially publish or exploit the material in any manner.

However, the following uses of material from this site are encouraged:

  • Access and print material on a temporary basis for the sole purpose of viewing them for non-commercial personal or educational use.

Please see the Royal Air Force Museum’s Intellectual Property Rights Policy for more information about copyright, and contact the Museum via our Contacts page for details of particular objects in the collection.

Images with © Crown

Some of the images featured on this site are subject to Crown Copyright protection.
The Crown Copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study or for internal circulation within an educational organisation (such as schools, colleges and universities). This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any Crown Copyright items on this site are republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified, copyright status acknowledged and object numbers quoted.