Welcome to the IBCC Digital Archive.

To get started, you can either use the search box on the left or click on the menu options. The Archive comes with a suite of search tools. You can browse it by collection, or explore starting from tags about concepts, events, military units, people and stations. Resources can also be retrieved through a timeline, while maps provide access for places and aerial photographs. An advanced search interface allows cross searching among specific fields. If you are lost, there is a User guide to ease your search for material.

For information on the type of material in the Archive and how it has been constructed, please visit About. For our Collection Policy, please see Preserving archival materials and for an explanation of what we have already published, go to Publishing archival materials.

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Recently Added Items

Dennis Batty's diary


Diary of Dennis Batty 20 May 1940 to 27 June 1941 listing his operations over France and Germany in Blenheims and listing aircrew lost.

Alan Payne’s South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book


South African Air Force observers or air gunners log book for Alan John Payne, navigator, covering the period from 7 November 1942 to 8 August 1946.…

Walter John Smith’s navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book


Navigator’s, air bomber’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Walter John Smith, flight engineer, covering the period from 22 April 1943 to 7…

Seven airmen including Joseph Wilson


A group of seven airmen arranged in two rows, the front row seated, the back standing. Sergeant Joseph Wilson is front row, far left.

Joseph Wilson's observer's and air gunner's flying log book


Observer's and air gunner's flying log book for J Wilson, covering the period from 12 July 1942 to 26 March 1945. Detailing his flying training,…

Joseph Wilson Identity Card


Identity card issued to Joseph Wilson