Two New UK Military Collections on Ancestry

UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Returns of Payment of Army and Other Pensions, 1842-1883 includes 649,782 records of pension payments from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The original data is from WO 22 at TNA — see the catalogue description here. The collection typically doesn’t include records of soldiers who died in service or were discharged by purchase.
Ancestry has a browse capability by location with three periods for Canada: 1845-1848, 1849-1854, and 1854-1862.

UK and Allied Countries, World War II Air Combat Reports, 1939-1945 comprises 11,150 reports of air combat activities by UK and allied forces during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.
The reports are related to the activities of squadrons, wings, and groups in British fighter, bomber, and coastal commands and of Fleet Air Arm squadrons. The collection also includes reports about individual senior or distinguished officers and reports related to Commonwealth and Allied units based in the United Kingdom, including the U.S. Army Air Forces. The collection includes images of the original documents, which are typed and include narratives of combat events. 292 records include the word Canadian.
I was unable to find any records after 1941.

One Reply to “Two New UK Military Collections on Ancestry”

  1. Thanks for the information. Excellent pension records . Found a cousins 3 x great grandfathers pension after serving with 2nd regiment of foot . Greta to know what he was being paid after 34 years of service.

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