Aerial reconnaissance photo of the bridges over the River Waal at Nijmegen, Holland, taken in September 1944.

Aerial Photographs

Aerial / Reconnaissance Photographs

Aerial/reconnaissance photographs taken by the RAF during the 2nd World War of occupied Europe are held by The Aerial Reconnaissance Archive. The address to contact them is:

The Aerial Reconnaissance Archive
RCAHMS
John Sinclair House
16 Bernard Terrace
Edinburgh
EH8 9NX

To visit the RCAHMS website, click here.

Aerial Photographs of England

Aerial photographs of England taken by the RAF are held by English Heritage in their National Monuments Record (NMR) archive. In 1984 the NMR took on, from the Department of the Environment, the responsibility for the National Library of Aerial Photographs, and the two million RAF and Ordnance Survey aerial photographs contained in it. The NMR's current holdings constitute the largest public archive of aerial photographs of England.

Their holdings can be searched on line by following the link below and the archive is open to the public. The address is

National Monuments Record
Great Western Village
Kemble Drive
Swindon
SN2 2GZ

Telephone : Tel: (+44) 1793 414600

To visit the NMR website, click here.
An online enquiry form for photographs held by the NMR is available here.

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