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Online Archive and Research Databases
Focuses on the main searchable databases accessible on internet and relevant to the Fleet Air Arm, including those of the Public Records Office, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Australian War Memorial, Canadian Virtual war Memorial, Online National Newspapers and Online Photographic Archives.

FAA Archive Multimedia Living History sounds/films

Record Offices, Libraries and Archive Centres
Focuses on the main locations for research. The prime centre for official documents is the British Government's official records and archives depository "the Public Records Office". See the list of introductory leaflets describing the information available in the PRO. 

Fleet Air Arm and Naval Aviation Museum Research

         Fleet Air Arm Museum - Records & Research Centre (UK)

         RAF Museum - Collections: library, archives, film & sound (UK)

         Imperial War Museum - seven curatorial departments (UK)

         Public Records Office (UK)

         Shearwater Aviation Museum of maritime military aviation (Canada)

         Museum of Flight - Australia Naval Aviation Museum ANAM (Australia)

         Australian War Memorial - Research Centre (Australia)

         National Museum of Naval Aviation Library, Pensacola (USA)

Naval Museums for research around the World

Academic and School Curricula and Projects 

         Australian War Memorial -EDUCATION PROGRAMS Current activities for school and private groups bookings

         Canada's Digital Collections Educational Resources & Teaching Resources

         Fleet Air Arm Museum Education Services (UK)

         Public Records Office Education (UK)

         National Museum of Naval Aviation education and school exhibitions (USA)

         American Library of Congress - Fun site for kids and families

Discussion groups and Fora

Genealogy and Family History
An introduction to the world of genealogy

         BBC Genealogy links and resources

Key bibliographic sources. Includes online purchases (coming soon).


PORT - online catalogue of high quality maritime related Internet resources: Research guides relevant to Fleet Air Arm Research 

Research Guide No. A1: Collections held in the National Maritime Museum, Library and Archives
Research Guide No. A2: Principal Records for Maritime Research at the National Maritime Museum
Research Guide No. A3: Tracing Family History from Maritime Records
Research Guide No. A4: Research at the National Maritime Museum
Research Guide No. A5: Picture Research at the National Maritime Museum

Research Guide No. B1: The Royal Navy: Tracing People
Research Guide No. B2: The Royal Navy: Bibliography
Research Guide No. B3: The Royal Navy: Sources for Enquiries
Research Guide No. B4: The Royal Navy: Researching Naval Portraits
Research Guide No. B5: Royal Naval Dockyards
Research Guide No. B6: The Royal Navy: Administrative Records
Research Guide No. B7: The Royal Navy: Ship Records

Fleet Air Arm Museum Yeovilton (UK) Europe's premier naval aviation museum.

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM the multi-branch national museum of the history of war and wartime life from 1914


The Royal Marines Museum (UK) is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of all aspects of Royal Marines history for the education and enjoyment of the general public.

Shearwater Aviation Museum of Maritime Military Aviation (Canada) Home of the Canadian Swordfish

Naval Aviation Museum of Australia/Museum of Flight ANAM (Australia


American National Museum of Naval Aviation




The Royal Air Force Museum, Britain's National Museum of Aviation, celebrates the story of aviation from before the Wright Brothers to the RAF of the 21st Century with one of the world's finest collections of legendary aircraft and associated exhibits. The Museum stands on 15 acres of the historic former Hendon Aerodrome at RAF Hendon, one of the oldest aviation centres in the country.


(USS YORKTOWN) Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

INTREPID Sea-Air-Space Museum


USS FORRESTAL Carrier Museum



NAVAL MUSEUM OF ALBERTA CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA An excellent site showcasing the Naval Museum of Alberta located in Calgary. Good stories and photos, many featuring aspects of naval aviation. The Museum commemorates the prairie men and women who served in the Royal Canadian Navy since its formation in 1910. It is dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray, VC, DSC, MiD, RCNVR; the Royal Canadian Navy's only recipient of the Victoria Cross in World War II.

Naval Museum of Manitoba

UNITED STATES NAVAL AND SHIP BUILDING MUSEUMWelcome to the United States Naval & Shipbuilding Museum. Located in historic Quincy, Massachusetts, USNSM is home to USS Salem (CA 139), the world's only preserved heavy cruiser. We are located in the former Quincy Fore River shipyard, once one of the nation's largest shipbuilding enterprises.

US Naval History Information Center The finest online naval history information, includes the World Aircraft Carrier Lists And Photo Gallery and the The Canadian Navy Technical information and hundreds of photos of the Canadian Navy from 1910 to the present day, and NavSource Photo Archives Over 4,000 photos of US Navy surface combatants (offsite link) .

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization founded and operated by volunteers. The Museum is dedicated to preservation of the history of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan and honoring those airmen who trained and served, and especially those who died while serving their country in the conflict of 1939 - 1945. This is the only Museum in Canada dedicated solely to this goal and we think it is fitting that it is located in Manitoba where so much of the training was carried out.

Canadian war museumThe Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The CWM has its own collections, its own programmes and its own staff.

Alex's Royal Navy Page Aircraft Carriers of the Royal Navy. Service and class technical details of all RN Aircraft Carriers. Part 1 - 1920-1939 Furious, Hermes, Eagle, Courageous & Ark Royal classes.  Part 2 - 1940-1949 Illustrious, Implacable, Colossus & Majestic classes.  Part 3 - 1950-2000 Audacious, Centaur, Invincible & Ocean classes

HG&UW World Aircraft Carrier Lists And Photo Gallery from 1913 to 2000
The World Aircraft Carriers Lists are a comprehensive, detailed listing of all the world's aircraft carriers and seaplane tenders, from the start of naval aviation into the 21st century. Every carrier and seaplane tender ever built or planned is listed, with complete technical data, historical sketches and photographs for virtually every ship. There are nearly 1000 high-quality photos linked to the espective ship histories. This is perhaps one of the most comprehensive websites for information about the ships used by the Fleet Air Arm and the Commonwealth. Includes a Master list of RN Carriers and an extensive list of links to other web resources. 


Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 3-06-2005


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