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Following the advice of UK and Scottish Governments, NCAP has now returned to limited operations in our offices.

We are now able to process orders for not-yet-digitised aerial imagery, to revised delivery timescales.

Essential Maintenance

HES is currently undertaking essential maintenance on our web services. This will limit access to services in the following ways:

- Subscription access for HES online services will be unavailable (Scran, NCAP)

- Image purchasing options will be limited (Canmore, Britain from Above, Scran, NCAP)

- Any enhanced services which require a log in will be unavailable (My Canmore, Britain from Above contributions, Scran contribute)


General access to these services will all continue. Enquiries will still be able to be submitted.

We anticipate services to be restored from Monday 1st February 2021.




D-Day images released

6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day; the Allied landings in Normandy, France. D-Day was the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe during the Second World War. It was the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.


Over 40 British and American photographic reconnaissance aircraft were despatched to Normandy on D-Day. Flying along the beaches and routes inland, their job was to capture evidence of progress and to search for signs of German reaction.


We have digitised all Allied aerial photography of the landings held in NCAP and the US National Archives. Over 7,750 images covering Normandy on 6 June 1944 are now accessible on our website.


View our D-Day Feature to read more about D-Day and see the imagery.

6 June 2019