Sourcing the Archive

penny crewSourcing the Archive:

This Archive would not have developed so far without the continued help, support and encouragement of people who still care strongly about the wartime RAF. The Archive relies on you for further pictures and information on the Pathfinders, their ground crew, their friends and their families. Anything however small is of interest.

Historically, the Archive was centred around 97 Squadron, which belonged to the Pathfinders for one year, from April 1943 to April 1944, and 97 Squadron material is by far the Archive’s richest resource. However, we are now looking to substantially increase our holdings to include all PFF squadrons, PFF HQ, and the wider Bomber Command and Home Front milieus.

We have an informal, friendly, and enthusiastic approach, and a never-ending curiosity about what life was like in Bomber Command and the Pathfinders, and what the friends and families of the crews experienced. Please contact us with whatever you would like to share, using the form on the CONTACT page to send the initial email.

Frank McEgan and his crew