RAF Film Production Units - help!

Discussion in 'General' started by RE864CoyPaul, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. RE864CoyPaul

    RE864CoyPaul Member

    Hi all,
    Firstly, apologies if this is in the wrong forum - wasn't sure if 'general' or 'war in the air' was best!

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with information on the RAF Film Production Units (RAFFPU) please? Extensive web searching is coming up blank, aside from an entry in a publication that studies film history, but that's costly to get access to and I'm assuming will just have a general overview rather than extensive information.

    I hoped that the unit/s would have war diaries/logs but searching through Discovery at the National Archive comes up with nothing! Im hoping to research about 3 RAFFPU.

    Does anyone know if they did keep a log of their activities at all? And if so, if they are available anywhere? It seems strange that the units who created so much film footage for public and military consumption, have nothing available about them and their efforts!

    Thanks in advance

    Paul
     
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  3. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Hi Paul,

    I came across a couple of hits for "RAF Film Production Unit" at the NA under AIR 29/481. See the side panel for top two entries and click "details":

    Browse records of other archives | The National Archives

    I can't find anything specifically for 3 RAFFPU as yet. However, I should say I'm not the best at searching the NA online.

    Regards ..
     
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  4. Ian Hicks

    Ian Hicks New Member

    Hi Paul,

    Sorry if this may be a little late for you, but my father Sgt Alfred Hicks was inRAFFPU Number 4 and landed on Sword Beach at 10am on the 6th June 1944. He’s still with us and living in Dorset. He was award the Legion D’Honneur last year and would be happy to help you with any information he has.

    Regards Ian Hicks
     
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