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Sites with Miscellaneous Content Useful within Military Family History

Many websites have useful information and data that does not fit into specific categories. This list of links aims to help you find general background information relevant to military family history.

Classification:Medals / Awards, Information
Title:A glossary of Orders, Decorations and Awards
Link:http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/aagloss.htm
Description:A glossary of Orders, Decorations and Awards
Classification:Information
Title:A Guide to Finding a Regiment on a Large War Memorial
Link:http://www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/Regimental%20Order....
Description:A Guide to Finding a Regiment on a Large War Memorial
Extra Info:Also includes details of the numbers of the marching regiments of foot prior to naming of regiments.
Classification:Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:Am Baile - Highland History and Culture
Link:http://www.ambaile.org.uk/en/page/show_home_page.h...
Description:Am Baile - Highland History and Culture
Extra Info:Includes photographs of Culloden, some photographs of the Scottish Regment and more. A great site to search around.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Information
Title:Aviation History - Browse the History of Flight from 1909
Link:http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html
Description:Aviation History - Browse the History of Flight from 1909
Extra Info:Look for the two sections: Military Aviation 1903-1945 and Military Aviation 1946-2006
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:Aviation Wings and Badges of WWII
Link:http://www.ww2wings.com/
Description:Aviation Wings and Badges of WWII
Extra Info:Pictures of many of the aviation wings and badges of WWII, including sweetheart badges.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Information
Title:Bones Aviation Pages
Link:http://woodair.net/default.htm
Description:Bones Aviation Pages
Extra Info:Includes a list of all current and historic UK airfields, where they are or were and the dates they were active.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum
Link:http://www.britishbadgeforum.com/
Description:British and Commonwealth Military Badge Forum and Photographs
Extra Info:This is a forum site to help with identification of, or questions about military badges. There are also good clear pictures of badges that may help in your research. Also look under badges awaiting categorisation. Register for free to use the forum.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Maps, Information
Title:British History Online
Link:http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
Description:British History Online
Extra Info:A variety of records and documents relating to the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Museums, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:British Light Infantry
Link:http://www.lightinfantry.me.uk
Description:British Light Infantry Regiments Website
Extra Info:The history, details of the regiments and more.
Classification:Medals / Awards, Information
Title:British Military Medals
Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20130625123059/http://...
Description:British Military Medals
Extra Info:An archived copy of a site no longer active. Most information still seems to be available. May look a bit strange in some browsers. Details of British military medals awarded. Gives an indication of what qualified those serving to receive one.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Information
Title:British Nationals Armed Forces Births 1761-2005
Link:Search British Nationals Armed Forces Births 1761-2005
Description:Search British Nationals Armed Forces Births 1761-2005
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Information
Title:British Nationals Armed Forces Deaths 1796-2005
Link:Search British Nationals Armed Forces Deaths 1796-2005
Description:Search British Nationals Armed Forces Deaths 1796-2005
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Information
Title:British Nationals Armed Forces Marriages 1796-2005
Link:Search British Nationals Armed Forces Marriages 1796-2005
Description:Search British Nationals Armed Forces Marriages 1796-2005
Classification:Navy, Information
Title:British Naval Biographical Dictionary, 1849
Link:British Naval Biographical Dictionary, 1849
Description:British Naval Biographical Dictionary, 1849
Extra Info:Also includes appointments to ships.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Information, Other
Title:British Pathe Film Archive
Link:http://www.britishpathe.com/
Description:British Pathe Film Archive 1896-1970
Extra Info:All sorts of social and military history on film.
Classification:Navy, Muster / Militia Rolls, Information
Title:Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy
Link:Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy
Description:Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, 1660-1815
Extra Info:Lists names, dates and rank.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, Information
Title:Flags of the World
Link:http://flagspot.net/flags/index.html
Description:Flags of the World
Extra Info:Click on UK, England, Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey for district/county flags, ensigns, flags of the armed services and more.
Classification:Army, Information
Title:Great Britain Army War List, January 1893
Link:Great Britain Army War List, January 1893
Description:Great Britain Army War List, January 1893
Extra Info:War office, headquarters staff; volunteer infantry brigades; officers now serving who have passed the Senior Department, Royal Military College; field marshals; general officers on establishment; graduation list of Colonels; officers unemployed, by ranks.
Classification:Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, Service Records, Information
Title:Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924
Link:Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924
Description:Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924
Extra Info:Includes navy, marine and army deaths.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Academy / Training / Cadets, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:H.M.S.Vengeance with No. 1850 and No. 812 Royal Navy Squadrons
Link:http://www.hms-vengeance.co.uk/
Description:H.M.S.Vengeance with No. 1850 and No. 812 Royal Navy Squadrons
Extra Info:Includes many crew photographs, history of ships bearing the name, specifications and more.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Information
Title:Hansard 1803-2005
Link:http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/
Description:Hansard 1803-2005 - The Official Reports of Debate in Parliament
Extra Info:Information on the site is generated from the publicly available files. Material on this site remains under Parliamentary Copyright. Within these copyright constraints, you are encouraged to use and to explore the information provided.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Museums, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Aircraft, Ships, Information
Title:Imperial War Museum
Link:http://www.iwm.org.uk/
Description:Imperial War Museum - links to the museums at London, Duxford, IWM North, HMS Belfast and Churchill Museum
Extra Info:Located in London, Salford Quays & Duxford.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers, Information
Title:Internet Archive
Link:http://archive.org/
Description:Internet Archive
Extra Info:Has many scanned books and texts. Click on texts and then search the archive. Note Crimea and Crimean give different results.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Information
Title:Maritime Quest
Link:http://www.maritimequest.com/
Description:Maritime Quest
Extra Info:A quest for the photographic history of the world's ships. Also includes many war memorials including the British cemetery in Buenos Aries.
Classification:Navy, Boer Wars, Ships, Medals / Awards, Information
Title:Medal Collectors Website - JHFK
Link:http://jhfk.com/
Description:List of Recipients of Medals
Extra Info:List some navy recipients of service medals between 1890-1948, including service at the Royal Navy Dockyards and others.
Classification:Information
Title:Military Abbreviations
Link:http://www.armedforces.co.uk/abbreviationsiq.htm
Description:Military Abbreviations
Extra Info:Standard military abbreviations.
Classification:Information
Title:Military Abbreviations - Wakefield FHS
Link:http://www.wakefieldfhs.org.uk/military%20abbrevat...
Description:Military Abbreviations - Wakefield FHS
Extra Info:Mainly world war 1 abbreviations.
Classification:World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Pictures / Photographs, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Military Badges and Military Images
Link:http://web.archive.org/web/20110721011946/http://w...
Description:Military Badges and Military Images
Extra Info:An archived copy of the site which is no longer available. May take a little while to load. May not work correctly in all browsers. Also photographs and a diary of Signaller L. D. Richards,Leicestershire Regiment in WWI.
Classification:Napoleonic Wars, Maps, Information
Title:Napoleon Series - Military History Articles
Link:http://www.napoleon-series.org/
Description:Napoleon Series - Military History Articles and Information
Extra Info:Click on military for many articles, images and maps, including dates of battles, combat and campaigns, nicknames of the regiments and much more. Scholarly exploration of the Napoleonic Age.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Army, World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars, Service Records, Hospitals / Nursing, Medals / Awards, Information, Other
Title:National Archives - Online Records and Indexes
Link:http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/our-onl...
Description:National Archives - Online Records and Indexes (UK)
Extra Info:Includes army, navy, air force, marines, merchant seamen and more. Many detailed records require payment.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Navy, World War I, World War II, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Ships, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Naval-History.Net
Link:http://www.naval-history.net/
Description:Naval-History.Net
Extra Info:Comprehensive history of the British Navy with full search facility. Includes details of ships of the Royal Navy 1914-1919, some with log books details, service history of ships in WW2, timelines, casualties from WW1, and much more.
Classification:Napoleonic Wars, Information
Title:Nicknames of the British Units During the Napoleonic Wars
Link:http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organizati...
Description:Nicknames of the British Units During the Napoleonic Wars
Extra Info:Some nicknames are given out of respect for some heroic deed, but more often they were given to the unit by people outside of the unit to make fun of it.
Classification:Army, World War I, World War II, Information
Title:North East Medals - Army Numbers
Link:http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/mm/army_service_n...
Description:North East Medals - Army Numbers and Their Allocation
Extra Info:A guide to army numbers and how they were allocated 1920-1942.
Classification:Army, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Ships, Medals / Awards, Information
Title:North East Medals - Military Miscellany
Link:http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/
Description:North East Medals - Military Miscellany
Extra Info:Scroll down for military miscellany. This includes pictures of medals, their dates and details of their issue, regimental medals and some lists of recipients. Also Battle of Jutland fallen, medals of the boer war, also a guide to army numbers.
Classification:World War I, Information
Title:Odd, Intriguing,Surprising Facts About World War One
Link:http://www.4yearsofww1.info/
Description:Odd, Intriguing,Surprising Facts About World War One
Extra Info:Facts about the men, the women, the home front and the medical front.
Classification:Marines, World War I, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Once A Marine
Link:http://www.onceamarinealwaysamarine.co.uk/
Description:Once A Marine, Always a Marine
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Ships, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information, Other
Title:Open Library
Link:http://openlibrary.org/
Description:Open Library - Scanned Books Online
Extra Info:Use the search facility and select e books only. Can also search within book text easily. Includes many books about all aspects of British Military History. Includes lots of accounts of voyagers of exploration by naval ships.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:Photographs from Life Magazine
Link:http://time.com/photography/life/
Description:Photographs from Life Magazine
Extra Info:All sorts of images from 1860's to 1970's. Use the search box or browse round the site.
Classification:Information, Other
Title:Pillbox Study Group
Link:http://www.pillbox-study-group.org.uk/
Description:Pillbox Study Group
Extra Info:Including details about their camouflage, name, locations and more.
Classification:Information
Title:Project Gutenberg
Link:http://www.gutenberg.org/
Description:Project Gutenberg - Free to Read Books
Extra Info:Online books, free to read.
Classification:Medals / Awards, Information
Title:Regimental Ribbons
Link:http://www.frontiernet.net/~ericbush/MiSh/Regt.htm...
Description:Regimental Ribbons
Extra Info:A picture chart detailing Regimental Ribbons.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Museums, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Information
Title:Royal Gunpowder Mills
Link:http://www.royalgunpowdermills.com/
Description:Royal Gunpowder Mills
Extra Info:Located in Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Classification:Army, Information, Other
Title:Royal Logistic Corps Digital Library
Link:http://www.rlcarchive.org/
Description:The RLC Digital Library is a searchable archive containing digital images of a number of documents and books held in the Corps Library and also in the Museum.
Extra Info:Subscription / Pay-per-view site.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, Prisoners of War, Information
Title:Royal Observer Corps Association
Link:http://www.rocassoc.org.uk/
Description:Royal Observer Corps Association - various reports, news letters and other information
Classification:Information
Title:Rulers Website
Link:http://rulers.org/
Description:Rulers Website - Heads of State, Prime Ministers etc.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Napoleonic Wars, Officers' Records, Service Records, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Information
Title:Search UK Military Records 1656-2005
Link:Search UK Military Records 1656-2005
Description:Search UK Military Records 1656-2005
Classification:Army, World War I, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information, Other
Title:Step Short 100th anniversary of World War 1
Link:http://www.stepshort.co.uk/
Description:Step Short 100th anniversary of World War 1
Extra Info:The English coastal port of Folkestone was the artery through which more than 10 million men poured between 1914 and 1918 and beyond, on their way to or from the Western Front.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Information
Title:The Battle of Britain - The Few
Link:http://www.the-few.org.uk/
Description:Tribute to the men of the Battle of Britain - The Few
Extra Info:Includes Squadron lists, pilot signatures, crew lists and Battle of Britain history. Video clips of Spitfires and Hurricanes in flight.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, World War II, Aircraft, Information
Title:The Battle of Britain Historical Society.
Link:http://www.battleofbritain1940.net/
Description:The Battle of Britain Historical Society and Fighter Command Battle of Britain 1940
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, World War I, World War II, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Muster / Militia Rolls, Information
Title:The Genealogist's Military Records
Link:The Genealogist's Military Records
Description:The Genealogist's Military Records
Extra Info:They currently have 92 Army Lists available ranging from 1661 to 1940 and 28 Navy Lists ranging from 1689 to 1944. Army Lists can contain rank and regiment of officers, details of those stationed abroad and recipients of the Victoria Cross.
Classification:Army, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Information
Title:The Home Guard
Link:http://www.home-guard.org.uk/
Description:The Home Guard
Extra Info:Many pages still under construction.
Classification:Information
Title:The National Archives - Research Guides
Link:http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
Description:The National Archives - Research Guides
Extra Info:Research guides from the National Archives. Gives information about what records are available and where they are.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:The National Collection of Aerial Photography
Link:http://ncap.org.uk/
Description:The National Collection of Aerial Photography, held by RCAHMS
Extra Info:The archives range from Second World War Allied and German Luftwaffe reconnaissance photographs to Cold War imagery.
Classification:World War I, Information
Title:The Old Barbed Wire | Chris Baker's WW1 Viewspaper
Link:http://1914-1918.org/
Description:The Old Barbed Wire | Chris Baker's WW1 Viewspaper
Extra Info:The Old Barbed Wire is intended to capture news and views about the First World War. Not a newspaper, but a viewspaper.
Classification:Information
Title:The Peerage - Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of Britain
Link:http://thepeerage.com/
Description:Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of Britain and the Royal Families of Europe
Extra Info:Indexed by name of person, or by place. Includes many military men.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Information
Title:The RAF Regiment - RAF Regiment Homepage
Link:http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafregiment/
Description:The official website of the Royal Air Force Regiment
Classification:Marines, Uniforms / Badges, Information
Title:The Royal Marines, a Brief History
Link:https://manthecapstan.wordpress.com/2008/09/01/the...
Description:The Royal Marines, a Brief History with an Emphasis on the Uniforms.
Classification:Army, Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Link:http://www.theroyalscots.co.uk/
Description:The Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment)
Classification:Service Records, Muster / Militia Rolls, Information
Title:The Soldier in later Medieval England
Link:http://www.medievalsoldier.org/
Description:The Soldier in later Medieval England: An exciting AHRC research project
Extra Info:See the Database and Solidier Profiles links
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, Service Records, Medals / Awards, Information
Title:Veterans-UK
Link:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/vetera...
Description:Veterans-UK - The New Name For Services To Veterans
Extra Info:Part of the main government site. Includes details of helplines and how to enquire about Service Records, Medals and more.
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Information
Title:WAAF Association official website
Link:http://www.waafassociation.org.uk/
Description:WAAF Association official website - Women's Auxiliary Air Force
Classification:World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Pictures / Photographs, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:Wellcome Collection - Images of 2000 years
Link:http://wellcomeimages.org/
Description:Wellcome Collection - Images of 2000 years
Extra Info:Many images of war, including images of Christmas postcards send during WWI. Can be downloaded or printed for a fee.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, Pictures / Photographs, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Information
Title:World War I Document Archive
Link:http://gwpda.org/
Description:Archive of Documents and Photographs from World War One
Extra Info:Also contains a WWI Biographical Dictionary, hundreds of documents, photographs, diaries, timelines and much more.
Classification:World War II, Information, Other
Title:WW2 Codes and Ciphers
Link:http://www.codesandciphers.org.uk/
Description:WW2 Codes and Ciphers
Extra Info:Between 1939 and 1945 the most advanced and creative forms of mathematical and technological knowledge were combined to master German communications. This site has information about these codes and ciphers, including some simulations.
Classification:RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War II, Pictures / Photographs, Information
Title:WWII 'United News' Newsreels, 1942-1946
Link:WWII 'United News' Newsreels, 1942-1946
Description:WWII 'United News' Newsreels, 1942-1946
Classification:Graves / Memorials / Roll of Honour, RAF / RFC / RNAS, Navy, Army, Marines, World War I, World War II, Boer Wars, Crimean War, Napoleonic Wars, Other Battles / Wars / Conflicts, Prisoners of War, Discharge / Pension Records, Officers' Records, Service Records, Pictures / Photographs, Aircraft, Ships, Other Transport, Hospitals / Nursing, Academy / Training / Cadets, Muster / Militia Rolls, Medals / Awards, Uniforms / Badges, Diaries / Log Books / Letters, Newspapers, Maps, Information, Other
Title:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Link:http://en.wikipedia.org/
Description:Wikipedia - the free encyclopedia
Extra Info:Comprehensive general reference for most military topics. Use its search box to find your areas of interest.
Classification:Information
Title:History Learning Site.
Link:http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/
Description:History Learning Site.
Extra Info:General information on British History.
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