The Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon, Greater London has received funding for this project.
The Culture24 website reports that:
“The RAF Museum’s plans to develop a major exhibition at its London site to coincide with the 2014-2019 commemoration of the centenary of the First World War received a boost today [5 December 2012] with news of funding for a major digitisation project.
“The Hendon-based museum has received £64,000 from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund to digitise, preserve and provide public access to around 300,000 First World War personnel records as part of a new permanent exhibition exploring the 1914-18 conflict.
“Plans are already in place to create the exhibition, which will use the RAF Museum’s world famous collection of First World War aeroplanes and objects to tell the less well known story of ‘The First War in the Air’ through a diverse range of human stories and exhibits.
“Now the Esmée Fairbairn grant will allow the Museum to complete the conservation and digitisation of its vast collection of First World War Royal Flying Corps, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Air Force personnel records and enable online and in-gallery public access.”