Indian Air Force

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Records at British Library (London)

Many records are held amongst India Office records at British Library and can be identified by a search on the Archives and Manuscripts catalogue

Records at the National Archives of India

Indian armed forces personnel records are held at the National Archives of India according to this BBC link, with the contact email address given as: [email protected]

Also refer to the equivalent section on the Fibiwiki page Indian Army for some comments about applying for these records.

External links

Historical books online

  • Flight International Magazine Collection at, which is Searchable as a Collection. Flight International (or Flight) is a global aerospace weekly publication produced in the UK. Founded in 1909 as "A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport". It is the world's oldest continuously published aviation news magazine. Contains pages relating to “Service Aviation”. Online volumes from 1909 to 1934. Missing January-June 1933.
An Archive of online volumes to 2005 was previously available on the FlightGlobal website until the introduction of a new website format c 11 December 2019. It is stated that it will return, but is not available currently (19 Dec. 2020). An archived version of FlightGlobal Archive is available on the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive (, but it is unclear how much of the content is accessible. This journal is available at the British Library UIN: BLL01012093219 1909-1961 and UIN: BLL01009542778 from 1962, and also at the Royal Air Force Museum.
"Allied Forces in Empire Lands and Allied Countries: India" Flight Magazine February 23, 1939 pages 188-190. Currently not available.