Research concerning military personnel who served in the Royal Netherlands Air Force
The Netherlands Institute of Military History (NIMH) only has few primary sources of information about military personnel of the air force.
The following sources are available, however:
- officers' name and rank lists (1913-1989). The series also contains information on officers of the Military Aviation Branch of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (ML KNIL).
- a limited number of service records of air force officers.
- biographical information on Royal Netherlands Air Force personnel and personnel of the Military Aviation Branch of the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army.
For genealogical research into former military personnel of the air force born before 1900, you better contact the Central Bureau for Genealogy and the National Archives, both based in The Hague.
There you will find:
- the collection of registers of air force personnel. Those registers contain the service records of personnel.
- registers of military personnel of the Military Aviation Branch of the former Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL).
For information about former military personnel born after 1900, you may contact:
Ministry of Defence
BRIOP (Registration and Information on Ex-service Personnel Office)
P.O. Box 7000
6460 NC Kerkrade
Requests for information must contain the date of birth of the person you are looking for. In addition, please include a copy of your identity paper to prove that you are related to that person.
For a service record of military personnel of the ML KNIL, born after 1900 you may contact:
Corporation Administration Indonesion Pensions
P.O. Box 1263
6400 BG Heerlen