RCAHMS (2000), Catalogue of the RAF World War II photographs in the National Monuments Record of Scotland, Scotland from the Air 1939-1949, volume 2, ISBN 1-902419-19-7
No. 1 Camouflage Unit was responsible for collecting vertical and oblique survey cover of the United Kingdom during the Second World War (1939-1945) to monitor the effectiveness of various camouflage schemes and to provide cover of possible invasion beaches on the eastern seaboard.
Conditions Governing Access
Open. Digital images are accessible via the NCAP website, search room and Paid Search Service.
Conditions Governing Use
Standard licence terms for use apply.
Formerly held by the Scottish Office. Within the Scottish Office it was held by the Department of Health for Scotland until its 1962 transfer to the Scottish Development Department. Within these departments it was held by the entity variously known as the Air Photograph Library / Air Photographs Unit. The collection was transferred to RCAHMS in 1993.
Other Finding Aids
Electronic index is accessible on the NCAP website.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Aerial prints. Prints are mostly 8.5 x 7 inches (230 x 180mm).
Related Archival Materials
The surviving CAM imagery of England, Wales and Northern Ireland is held by:
English Heritage Archive Services, The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue, SWINDON, Wiltshire, SN2 2EH. Tel: 01793 414600, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Ffordd Penglais, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU. Tel: 01970 621200, E-mail: email@example.com
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 66 Balmoral Avenue, BELFAST BT9 6NY, Northern Ireland. Tel: 028 9025 5905, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Scope and Contents
Oblique aerial images of locations in Scotland taken between 1940 and 1944 by No 1 Camouflage Unit (No. 1 CAM Unit). Taken to examine the effectiveness of camouflage painted on structures they mainly show industrial plant, airfields and other non-military installations. No sortie plots held.