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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.




Mediterranean covered

A new release of finding-aids means that the NCAP-held MAPRW Collection is now fully catalogued and accessible via this website. These finding-aids show the extent of our holdings of aerial photography taken by the Mediterranean Allied Photo Reconnaissance Wing (MAPRW) during the Second World War.


The MAPRW was a joint British, US and South African unit based at San Severo, Italy, from 1943-1945. It was created following the successful Allied campaign in North Africa. Our collection covers locations across the Mediterranean, southern, central and eastern Europe. 


You can search our MAPRW finding aids from home or office. To explore the collection in more depth, our website subscription allows you to zoom and pan all of the photographs on our website andto identify images that are not yet on the website. We also offer a commercial subscription for business use; please contact us at for further information on commercial subscription packages.

21 November 2017