Question: My research is now centering on a distant relative who served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. He died a couple of years ago in London, however I never got his military records or stories. Can you help me obtain the details?
Answer: The records for RAF veterans after 1922 are still housed with the RAF in England, and not at the National Archives in England. Therefore finding a record for a veteran is possible but there are restrictions. The following quote is from their website http://www.raf.mod.uk/links/contacts.cfm regarding research
"The personnel records department will only divulge information to the
person to whom it refers or, if he or she has died, to his or her
immediate next of kin. Anyone else must obtain written permission from
the person about whom they are enquiring, or from his or her next of
kin, before any information will be given to them"
RAF Disclosures section
Room 221b, Trenchard Hall
Lincs NG34 8HB