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The RAFCommands General Category forum is the main area where questions may be asked about specific research topics. Please take your time to review the other categories as well. The forum is home to the Unaccounted Airmen series threads started by the late Henk Welting - which will continue to aid web searchers for many years to come . His posts will always be Accounted and remembered with gratitude. Please use this forum for posting relevant messages for researching RAF matters. No commercial posts.

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  1. Dedicated in memory of Henk Welting who made a major contribution to the forum with his posts. His Unaccounted Airmen series will continue to aid web searchers for many years to come and ensure that his posts will always be Accounted and remembered with gratitude. ----------------------------------------------- All the discussion threads in this forum and sub-forum are prefixed by the date in the format YYMMDD. Use the google search box and input the date in YYMMDD format to locate the correct thread(s).

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    1. 1939,
    2. 1940,
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    4. 1942,
    5. 1943,
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    7. 1945,
    8. 1946,
    9. 1947

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  2. All queries related to the commonwealth airforce operations in the far east theatre, in India, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore and the Pacific. Topics related to the frontier operations in the 30s can also go here.

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  3. Forum dedicated to discussing Coastal Command Losses. The Coastal Command losses from 1939-1941 are well covered in Ross McNeill's book RAF Coastal Command Losses: Aircraft & Crew Losses 1939-1941 -Volume 1. Ross's plans to publish Volume 2 and 3 are however on hold. This forum is intended as a stop-gap till that time Ross completes his project.

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database 1221 DSOs, 20888 DFCs, 33628 MiDs

    Started by Jagan, 24th January 2020 21:57
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    • Replies: 14
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    16th February 2020, 00:27 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Issues? Please use this thread.

    Started by grounded, 3rd April 2015 18:02
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 128
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    30th January 2020, 11:33 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 03:06
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
    • Views: 13,431
    29th January 2020, 13:13 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    20 Pages
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    • Replies: 193
    • Views: 92,150
    25th January 2020, 11:20 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: 1942 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Started by Jagan, 4th December 2019 03:28
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 232
    • Views: 10,065
    10th January 2020, 20:35 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Visitor Comments on Old Forum Archive Threads

    Started by Jagan, 31st August 2017 03:02
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 13,947
    18th September 2018, 01:32 Go to last post
  1. Forced landing 32 EFTS Bowden

    Started by Coecky48, 23rd February 2020 21:25
    • Replies: 2
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    24th February 2020, 01:14 Go to last post
  2. Planned descents of 12-13,000/minute by four engine a/c?

    Started by JDCAVE, 23rd February 2020 18:03
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 86
    24th February 2020, 00:05 Go to last post
  3. Sgt Henry Kartar GAREWAL, 1550753 RAFVR

    Started by Jagan, 23rd February 2020 16:54
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 61
    23rd February 2020, 23:47 Go to last post
  4. German raid of British radar station in WWII

    Started by mbriscoe, 20th December 2007 14:56
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 15,390
    23rd February 2020, 22:46 Go to last post
  5. RAF Tilshead, 16 and 225 Sqns

    Started by Ian Caesar, 28th May 2019 17:20
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 96
    23rd February 2020, 22:06 Go to last post
  6. 1950's Training Exercises

    Started by PeteT, 23rd February 2020 16:34
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 29
    23rd February 2020, 16:34 Go to last post
  7. Chain Home Swingate - IFF

    Started by Marcel L., 19th February 2020 21:09
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 139
    23rd February 2020, 11:55 Go to last post
  8. Washington WF495 (35 Squadron)

    Started by PeteT, 14th December 2013 23:03
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    22nd February 2020, 23:53 Go to last post
  9. Lancaster KB 708

    Started by entaylor, 10th February 2020 23:52
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 315
    22nd February 2020, 17:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 124
    22nd February 2020, 16:23 Go to last post
  10. Whitley BD233 3(C) O.T.U. lost 19.08.42

    Started by JimCorbett1977, 22nd August 2018 10:28
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    22nd February 2020, 14:32 Go to last post
  11. Lancaster VI DV-199

    Started by Richard.K, 22nd February 2020 04:58
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 70
    22nd February 2020, 14:20 Go to last post
  12. 391113 – Unaccounted Airmen – 13-11-1939

    Started by Alex Smart, 22nd February 2020 00:26
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 44
    22nd February 2020, 13:13 Go to last post
  13. 391112 – Unaccounted Airmen – 12-11-1939

    Started by Alex Smart, 22nd February 2020 00:22
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 45
    22nd February 2020, 10:30 Go to last post
  14. 133 Sqn ORB for 26 Sept. 1942. A proved second error

    Started by Gildas, 21st February 2020 11:58
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 107
    22nd February 2020, 09:53 Go to last post
  15. 391111 – Unaccounted Airmen – 11-11-1939

    Started by Alex Smart, 22nd February 2020 00:15
    • Replies: 0
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    22nd February 2020, 00:15 Go to last post
  16. Lancaster ND650 - March 24/25 1944

    Started by entaylor, 11th February 2020 00:05
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    21st February 2020, 17:13 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,612
    21st February 2020, 16:19 Go to last post
  17. F/O Lawrence Arner (RCAF) / Wellington MP575

    Started by TraceyBee, 16th February 2020 22:16
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 126
    21st February 2020, 10:31 Go to last post
  18. Identify 54 sqn Siskin Bailout 29th April 1930

    Started by paulmcmillan, 2nd August 2010 14:26
    • Replies: 3
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    21st February 2020, 10:12 Go to last post
  19. Wartime Maritime Aircraft Losses

    Started by Oldduffer, 20th February 2020 07:17
    • Replies: 9
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    21st February 2020, 08:09 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 140
    20th February 2020, 05:47 Go to last post
  20. Replacement aircraft availability

    Started by ClintCoffey, 18th February 2020 17:42
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 190
    19th February 2020, 18:01 Go to last post
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 649
    17th February 2020, 21:00 Go to last post
  21. Query entry in service record

    Started by Bob, 15th February 2020 15:17
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 199
    17th February 2020, 17:32 Go to last post
  22. W/O II James Quinn. 551405 12 (P) AFU

    Started by highgroundsman, 16th February 2020 08:01
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 180
    17th February 2020, 13:13 Go to last post
  23. AC2 George Albert Penfold - Died in Malta

    Started by James Castle, 28th May 2017 20:45
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 667
    16th February 2020, 17:15 Go to last post
  24. Possible Connection from the UK to RAAF Narromine

    Started by Resmoroh, 13th February 2020 13:10
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 156
    16th February 2020, 10:46 Go to last post
  25. IFF Indentification friend or foe

    Started by Marcel L., 13th February 2020 18:38
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 227
    15th February 2020, 18:34 Go to last post
  26. Flt Lt Hubert Ralph Palmer, RAFVR-119138/656490

    Started by Roy Nixon1, 14th February 2020 06:55
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 129
    15th February 2020, 13:56 Go to last post

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