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John Medland – Service in RAF Kohat

Mike Medland contributed over 40 photographs from his father’s collection. His father was then Corporal John McLaren Medland (No. 771763)  (1922-2012) who served with the RAF from 1940 till 1946.  As Mike recalls about his father: John’s maternal grandparents were…

Image Search in the RAF Serials Database

We have enhanced the search feature in the RAF serials search tool. When searching for a serial and opting to view the listings in individual aircraft list format, you will notice some icons appear before the serial number. The icons…

Flight Lieutenant Raphael L Goldestein – Photos from India

Previously we have posted some logbook pages from Flight Lieutenant Raphael L Goldestein, who served with No.28 Squadron on the Burma Front during 1945-46 at http://www.rafcommands.com/archives/logbook-pages-of-flt-lt-raphael-goldstein-no-28-squadron/ Now we have updated the gallery with several photographs from his collection – these show Hurricanes…

RAF Liberators over Burma – Flying with 159 Squadron

RAFCommands contributor and Author Matt Poole writes about his first published book : RAF Liberators over Burma – Flying with 159 Squadron By Bill Kirkness DFM and Matt Poole Fonthill Media, November 2017 – http://fonthillmedia.com Hardcover: 224 pages with 53 black-and-white photographs Publisher: Fonthill…

P-47 Thunderbolt with the RAF

Courtesy: Joe Baugher The Royal Air Force was supplied with a total of 830 P-47Ds. In RAF service, the “razorback” P-47D was known as the Thunderbolt I and the “bubble canopy” P-47D was known as Thunderbolt II. Thunderbolt Is were…

RAF Mauripur Photographs

A photo album compiled by the RAF Mauripur association was recently sold on Ebay. Some of the images featured Avro Lancastrian “Aries”, shots of AVro Yorks, Stirlings and other aircraft.