Richard S. Robinson
I have been a full-time professional researcher since 1991. Before that, I researched on a part time basis since 1982 and for some ten years, I was involved with an aviation museum that preserved and flew aircraft.
There are very large holdings of original records and of books at the Public Record Office, Royal Air Force Museum, Imperial War Museum and other repositories, museums and libraries located in the Greater London area. For most researches in my specialist subjects, these holdings make essential reading.
These records can be used to discover the detailed service histories of individual airmen or airwomen, aircraft, accident, squadron, station, medal, policy or operation etc. appropriate to your individual enquiry. These records exist from the 1870s until the closure of the particular record. In the case of squadrons, units etc. that is usually 30 years; in the case of an individual's service record, that is usually 75 years. Service records for personnel from former Commonwealth, Dominion and Empire countries are usually archived within those particular countries.
Prisoner of War, Evader and Escaper records include debriefs of individuals covering the loss of the aircraft and subsequent experiences. There is often information about helpers, intelligence, escape and other activities if held in a Camp. Diaries kept by individuals are also available. There are many records of Camps with physical description, health and medical information, support by international bodies, escapes and much other detail. War Crimes information includes trial records, witness statements, investigation and administrative records etc.
I have a database of over 2,000 POW, escapers and evaders from the First World War and over 10,000 entries from the Second World War that I use to assist in these researches. In addition, I have a database of several hundred victims of war crimes.
I can help you discover information about your family history or any other aspect of my specialist areas. My client base includes family researchers, aviation enthusiasts, authors, academics and many other interests. Clients come from countries as diverse as New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and many countries in Europe.
Close family members only can obtain records of postings of airmen and airwomen during the last 75 years from:
PMA (CS) 2a,
The researches that you require are completely individual and I treat every enquiry on an individual basis, tailored to your own particular needs. I maintain links with other researchers, museums and repositories around the world.
You may find more details of my services and useful links by clicking on my web site at http://na-searcher.co.uk.
My fees are £18.00 per hour, I do not charge for travelling in the Greater London area and there is no VAT to pay on my time. The majority of researches last between two and five hours. Some clients prefer to set a specific number of hours or amounts of money and review the results of the researches when those limits are reached.