What's New

This is a summary of objects added to Navigator.  We are currently working on new records so even more objects will be added in the future.

Update to Highlights (19 November 2010):

4 highlights uploaded, subjects:

The Highlights are updated monthly so please remember to visit us regularly!

Navigator currently includes the following material:

Aircraft & Exhibits

  • Aircraft
  • Engines
  • Road Vehicles
  • Wayland Model Aircraft Limited (Commissioned)
  • Locomotive Name Plates
  • Wind Tunnel Testing Models
  • Propellers
  • Wheels
  • Tyres
  • Pilot Officer Prune Models
  • Large Medal Groups (six or more medals)
  • Orders of chivalry
  • Distinguished Flying Crosses
  • Air Force Crosses
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Instruments
  • Missiles
  • Operations-Filter Room Equipment
  • Escape and Evasion Aids
  • Medical Equipment
  • Aircraft Structure, Fittings and Equipment
  • Ordnance
  • Catering Equipment
  • Camping Equipment
  • Ammunition
  • Tools, Test Pieces and Equipment
  • Engine Components or Accessories
  • Radio Equipment
  • Radar Equipment
  • Airships
  • Balloons
  • Safety and Survival Equipment
  • Training Aids and Simulators

Archives

  • Gp Capt Sir Douglas Bader documents
  • Flt Lt Ley Kenyon papers
  • Wg Cdr Guy Gibson documents
  • Amy Johnson documents
  • Lt Col T.E. Lawrence documents
  • ACM Baron Dowding
  • Plt Off Cyril Joe Barton
  • Maj Edward Mannock
  • AVM James Edgar (Johnnie) Johnson
  • Supermarine Spitfire and Seafire Production Charts, 1938-1943
  • Dams Raids, 1943
  • Battle of Britain, 1940
  • D-Day, 1944
  • Arnhem, 1944
  • Aces
  • Atlantic Crossings
  • The Great Escape, 1944
  • Victoria Cross Winners
  • Christmas Cards

Library

*Support material relating to the Archive subjects above, plus

  • Air Publications
  • Unit Histories
  • Memoirs and Biographies

Photographs

  • Air Historical Branch Photograph Collection, 1905-1969 (over 4000 pictures)
  • Cyril Peckham Collection, 1937-1962 (mainly aircraft related)
  • Charles Sims Collection, 1942-1945 (vertical reconnaissance photos)
  • RAF Museum Model Aircraft Reference Collection, 1910-1970
  • Charles Brown Collection, 1929-1965 (glass plate negatives)

Fine Art

  • Official War Artists
  • Sir William Rothenstein portraits
  • Capt Cuthbert Julian Orde portraits
  • Flt Lt Emile Antoine Verpilleux paintings
  • Frank Anthony Albert Wootton aviation paintings
  • Recent Purchases (in the last eight years)
  • Guild of Aviation Artists Material

Film & Sound

  • Dams Raids, 1943
  • Amateur Films
  • Inter-War Films, 1918-1939

Further Information

Further information on the collections can be found on our main website, please click on a link below (this will open in a new window or tab):