RAF personnel strength in the Second World War

Ross McNeil’s posts at http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13206-RAF-Manpower-and-Deferred-Service Another table from the AHB Monograph on RAF Manning. This table gives snapshots of the number of Officers and Other Ranks serving in the R.A.F. Strength of Officers and Other Ranks (R.A.F. And W.A.A.F.) – September…

How many aircraft did the RAF lose in SEAC Theatre?

A few years ago, (actually couple of decades ago) I asked myself – I wonder how many aircraft were lost by the RAF and Commonwealth Air Forces in the SEAC Theatre (- The Indian Subcontinent – covering present day India, Burma, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ceylon).  There were no published figures, nor reference material available. The data exists, but is scattered among countless books and sources – not consolidated in one single location.

Bill Walker – Farewell

With a heavy heart, the members of RAFCommands bid farewell to Bill Walker. Bill was an authority on RCAF aviation history and maintained a site on Canadian Military Serials at http://www.rwrwalker.ca/ .  The Forum condolence thread is at http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?20821-Bill-Walker . He passed…

Site and Forum Issues.

The past couple of weeks, Users have been observing the forum to be operating very slowly. This has been identified as an issue with the MySQL Server with the host.  While the host was attempting to fix it, they had…

Flt Lt A G Stretch DFM – Photos

These seven photographs come from the collection of John Stretch. John’s father, Flt Lt A G Stretch DFM, who was the Wing Engineering Leader on Sunderlands at Seletar. These photos were in an envelope amongst a lot of photos of…