Previously First World War Unit Diaries were something like £7 per download, as were Service Records and Medal Citations. However, now all digital downloads are priced at £3.50 – a significant saving for those of us who have to download quite a few such documents for our research!
It’s a sensible approach that should help generate more historical research, particularly for people who find it hard to get to Kew.
Other documents you can download from the National Archives online include Naval Service Records (pre 1922), Royal Flying Corps and RAF Records 1914-1919, BEF War Diaries, and WW1 Campaign Medal Index Cards.
Now just to sort out institutions charging mortgage-level reproduction fees!
- National Archives publishes World War II poster and art collection on Wikimedia (girlinthearchive.wordpress.com)
- National Archives Online (ilovehistoryandresearch.wordpress.com)