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The Aircrew Association Archive Trust dissolved as a charity on 30 June 2020.

Nevertheless, the ACA Archive at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington will endure and continues to welcome contributions.

The Archive exists to record memories and memorabilia of military aircrew and to make sure that key material is carefully preserved and available for research and display.

Please think carefully before discarding any relevant material and consider offering it to the Trust.

See the Trust page for details of how to make contact with the ACA Archivist, who will be delighted to assist.


The Ministry of Defence announces that the 76th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication will be held in Westminster Abbey at 11.00 am on Sunday 18th September 2016.

Applications for tickets, stating all names, addresses, place and date of birth, Passport or Driving License number of individuals wishing to attend, should be made in writing and are to be accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Applications should reach

by the 15th July 2016.

To assist with seating in the Abbey, applicants are requested to state which of the following categories is appropriate: former Battle of Britain aircrew who would like to escort the Roll of Honour during the Service; relatives of aircrew who lost their lives in the Battle of Britain or since; past or present members of the Royal Air Force and its Reserve Forces; members of the Emergency Services or ground support staff during the Battle; or member of the general public.

Please state if you are a wheelchair user.

Tickets, and a note on dress and timings for the occasion, will be issued 2 weeks before the Service.

Applications are not to be made to Westminster Abbey.