PFF Mosquito Ground Crew

The ground crew who worked on Pathfinder aircraft were the unsung heroes of the bombing war, working hard through all weathers. Mosquito ground crew had a particularly close relationship with their aircrew, as can be seen in the main photograph in this article … READ THE FULL ARTICLE Read More

Remembering Our Queen, 1926-2022

The very sad news that Queen Elizabeth has died brings to mind the several photographs of her, linked to the Pathfinders, which we have in the Archive. Although it is slightly out of focus, our favourite has always been this one taken during the ceremonial Royal visit to RAF Oakington, home of 7 Squadron and Read More

80th Anniversary: Early Months of the Path Finder Force

A cautious approach was taken towards the creation of the Path Finder Force in summer 1942, reflecting the controversy about whether it was required at all and whether it would manage to live up to its supporters’ expectations. It was given ‘lodgings’ with 3 Group, and a hotch-potch of squadrons with different aircraft. Read the Full Read More

Pathfinder Aircrew

This book has been 14 years in the making; it contains many personal stories, letters and photographs from the Archive, and has been written by our Chairperson, Jennie Mack Gray. It is on sale in our new Shop from which all profits go to the RAF Pathfinders Archive. We are offering FREE SHIPPING for a Read More

Pathfinder Stations: Bourn

Pathfinder stations were very variable in quality, ranging from the prewar stations like Upwood and Wyton, which were well-designed and built for permanency, to the wartime stations like Bourn and Gransden Lodge, which consisted almost solely of prefabs and Nissen huts. Read the Full Article: RAF Station Bourn Read More


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