At the start of the Second World War, Duxford was home to other Spitfire Squadrons and a Blenheim Mk IF Squadron which operated in the fighter role and commanded by Flight Lieutenant Douglas Bader.
Louis for the First World War American Expeditionary Force were destroyed by a devastating fire in 1973. Approximately 16-18 million Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) were destroyed. No duplicates or microfilm copies were available for recovery of the documents.
Visit the website below for details of how to do this and what you can find: Website: Army World War 1 1914-1918 Personnel Records Website: Royal Navy Ratings' Service Records 1853-1923 Website: Women's Royal Naval Service Records 1917-1919 Website: Royal Naval Division Service Records 1914-1919 Website: Royal Navy Officers' Service Records 1756-1931 Website: Royal Navy Officers' Service Record cards and files c.1840-c.1920 Website: Royal Naval Reserve Service Records 1860-1955 Website: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Service Records 1903-1922 Website: Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) Officers' Service Records 1906-1918 The availability of a Service Record for a British Army serviceman, which would tell you when the person enlisted, his medical history, who he served with and so on, are patchy.
This is because approximately only 40% of the First World War Service Records survived damage due to fire during the Second World War.
The full Service Record can be viewed by visiting the archive in person or a copy of the complete file can be ordered.
Website: First World War War Service Records are held by Archives New Zealand.