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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.




Five million images now searchable

A new release of 405 finding aids means that over 5,033,000 not-yet-digitised historical aerial photographs can now be located on the NCAP website. Our finding aids record the coverage of aerial photographic missions flown around the world during and after the Second World War.


NCAP holds over 7 million catalogued aerial photographs of Western Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. With a website subscription, researchers can now search for over 5 million of these from their homes and offices around the world.


More finding aids will be released in coming months. To see what is accessible now, Browse by Map to your area of interest and click on 'See finding aids in this area'.

18 October 2018