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30th November 2013, 19:11
The Image gallery is located at http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/members .. you can access this from any forum page by clicking "Upload Images" at the top of the page on the menu bar under the RAFCommands Logo (you have to be a registered user to see this link)

Updated 2014 July 4th: The gallery needs a login before you can update.

The login details are displayed in a yellow themed Notice on the top of the General Category Forum (or its child forums).

Only Registered, Approved Members can see the login details. (which may change from time to time).

Download the tutorial and learn how to upload and link your images http://www.rafcommands.com/ImageGalleryTutorial.pdf

The tutorial is very simple .

First Page - familiarizes you with the layout of the upload area

Second Page - shows the four or five steps in uploading an image

Third Page - shows you how you can "Link" those images in the main forum
(If you learn this, it will make the most of the gallery feature).

Please download the tutorial from http://www.rafcommands.com/ImageGalleryTutorial.pdf

- I will be making this sticky for a while before moving it the Forum Feedback Section

Best Practices:
1. JPG images work the best - GIF images are a little unpredictable
2. Images under 2400px width/height work best. Larger files can be uploaded but they become very inconvenient for both the software and other visitors.
3. Add tag to your image at teh time of uploading- Username, subject of the image etc would work fine.

6th December 2013, 17:32
A modification to the Image Galleries. based on user feedback that the upload area is difficult to find from the home page. I have made a minor change to that eliminates one level of clicking.

So the upload area is http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/members The level "forum" has been eliminated

unfortunately this means that some thumbnails and links posted will appear broken if they are to direct images. I will try and fix all that i can find in the next few hours.

3rd January 2014, 18:17
Update to Gallery:

As mentioned by Ian Fahy at this link (http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?15892-136Sqn-and-615Sqn-Burma-Photos-and-Information-Request&p=94701#post94701), Images from his collection related to 615 Sqn in burma have been uploaded to this gallery (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/SEAC/615-Squadron)

Edited 15th Jan - More images including logbook photos added to the gallery..

http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/SEAC/615-Squadron/.album.jpg?m=1389763346 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/SEAC/615-Squadron)
Flying Officer Frank Fahy - 615 Squadron , India (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/SEAC/615-Squadron)

23rd January 2014, 00:20
Paul de Carte had sent in three photos from his father's collection - these are related to FJ coded Thunderbolt fighters of No.261 Squadron.


Includes this beauty
http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/SEAC/261-Squadron-RAF/Thunderbolt-FJ-KL291.jpg?m=1390435926 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/photos/231)

27th February 2014, 19:46
chap91 uploaded two albums on the gallery

RAF Observer Unit Photos and 113 Squadron photos from India (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/277)

Recovery of a Pranged Hurricane from Assam (HO-B?) (Z5???) (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/264)

2nd July 2014, 14:20
http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/resizes/India1930s/Bristol-F2b/H1512%20Crashed.jpg?m=1404311420 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/photos/497)

Does anyone one know the circumstances of the above ? Type? Location? Date?

Seems either Middle east or tropics?

Martin Gleeson
2nd July 2014, 18:01

According to the Air-Britain 'ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT J1 - J9999 and WW1 Survivors' that is Bristol Fighter F.2b H1512. The entry reads in full;
"114 Sqdn .19; renumbered 28 Sqdn 1.2.20; EF (engine failure), crashed, E of Ambala, 28.2.20"

Hope this helps,

Martin Gleeson.

3rd July 2014, 04:03
Thanks for that Martin - Much appreciated!

(Didnt expect to find the details of a H serial aircraft in the J series book!)

18th July 2014, 03:56
Latest Image Gallery Updates

The Report for BT 233/390 Canberra B2 WE114 Accident 24-July-57 (97 images)

http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/The-National-Archives/BT233-390-Canberra-B2-WE114-Accident/.album.jpg?m=1405650420 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/572)

Crash Site Photographs (38 Images)
http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/The-National-Archives/BT-233-390-Photographs/.album.jpg?m=1405650839 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/670)

Funeral Photographs (16 Images)
http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/The-National-Archives/AIR-28-1336-Funeral-Naidu-and-Pandey/.album.jpg?m=1405654789 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/709)

18th October 2014, 01:37
Just a heads up on a lovely album of a repair and salvage unit that Paul King has uploaded in our gallery in the Middle East Section.

A good collection of Wrecked Spitfires and Wellingtons and others.

http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/var/thumbs/MEAF/PaulKing/.album.jpg?m=1413595962 (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/761)
Paul King (http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/albums/761)

10th October 2017, 02:31
I am trying to upload an image of my Grandfather's service record so that I can link it to a post. I have downloaded the tutorial but can't find the details of the common guest account which is required to log into the image gallery.

Would someone please point me in the right direction?


3rd November 2017, 10:51
Did you ever get an answer? I've got the same problem

3rd November 2017, 14:06
Spent a couple of hours playing and found that by changing browser from IE to chrome the missing login showed up