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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,
    3. 1941,
    4. 1942,
    5. 1943,
    6. 1944,
    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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  4. Threads that did not get any replies and are languishing .. they need your attention! Threads that are more than 30 days old and 0 replies will be moved here. if any thread gets traction then it moves back to General Category

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sharing Resources during the National Archives Shutdowns

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 13:15
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 2,400
    29th May 2020, 14:22 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Issues? Please use this thread.

    Started by grounded, 3rd April 2015 18:02
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 133
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    27th May 2020, 18:45 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 02:06
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 105
    • Views: 16,992
    24th May 2020, 21:26 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: 1943 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

    Started by Jagan, 17th April 2020 00:42
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 112
    • Views: 3,096
    21st May 2020, 15:27 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    21 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 21
    • Replies: 204
    • Views: 96,776
    13th May 2020, 16:12 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: NA (PRO) Free Downloads (Now ACTIVE) - Spread Sheet Tracker.

    Started by Jagan, 1st April 2020 14:12
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 4,329
    12th May 2020, 14:57 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (16 Mar 2020: AFC, AFM, EGM)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 12:42
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 4,385
    30th April 2020, 12:12 Go to last post
  1. SGT H.G POPPER 101 Sqn KIA 30/8/44

    Started by Marks, 19th January 2008 15:21
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 3,268
    29th May 2020, 14:03 Go to last post
  2. Elementary Flying Training pre Enlistment

    Started by cyflyer1, 22nd May 2020 10:11
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
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    29th May 2020, 13:36 Go to last post
  3. 391213 - Unaccounted Airmen - 13-12-1939

    Started by Alex Smart, 18th April 2020 01:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 178
    29th May 2020, 02:32 Go to last post
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 203
    29th May 2020, 01:17 Go to last post
  4. Short Sunderland V ML765, where did it go?

    Started by robin bird, 28th May 2020 16:05
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 78
    28th May 2020, 20:09 Go to last post
  5. BCWL Chorley 29.12.1943 page copy

    Started by Toml, 14th May 2020 13:24
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 611
    28th May 2020, 11:05 Go to last post
  6. 2221452 Sgt Frank WB Norris RAFVR

    Started by Noel Ponting, 26th November 2015 19:03
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 848
    28th May 2020, 10:33 Go to last post
  7. Help identifying service numbers and first names

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 25th May 2020 15:44
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    28th May 2020, 05:06 Go to last post
  8. Wellington bomber bail out.

    Started by John Williams, 25th May 2020 21:28
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 205
    27th May 2020, 21:10 Go to last post
  9. RCAF Classes of Reserve Service in WW2

    Started by anglin.mj, 27th May 2020 20:54
    • Replies: 0
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    27th May 2020, 20:54 Go to last post
  10. 17 OTU Jan- May 1942

    Started by jogordey, 2nd June 2019 21:52
    • Replies: 1
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    27th May 2020, 17:30 Go to last post
  11. Avro Lancaster technical question

    Started by CZ_RAF, 19th May 2020 17:40
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
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    27th May 2020, 16:21 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 44
    27th May 2020, 12:29 Go to last post
  12. Help with some Polish names, please

    Started by Errol Martyn, 26th May 2020 09:35
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 90
    27th May 2020, 10:55 Go to last post
  13. Wellington disposal

    Started by andy wis, 25th May 2020 10:36
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 246
    27th May 2020, 09:42 Go to last post
  14. 391107 – Unaccounted Airmen – 07-11-1939

    Started by Alex Smart, 7th February 2020 17:01
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 277
    27th May 2020, 00:22 Go to last post
  15. 101 Squadron ORB inquiry (moved)

    Started by WM_Chapman, 11th January 2017 00:12
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,076
    26th May 2020, 21:18 Go to last post
  16. P/O David Thorn Brown RCAF R69867/R16797

    Started by Roy Nixon1, 26th May 2020 13:22
    • Replies: 2
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    26th May 2020, 19:20 Go to last post
  17. First names off the crew off Lancaster LM207

    Started by Alain12, 2nd September 2015 10:01
    • Replies: 1
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    26th May 2020, 18:47 Go to last post
  18. Sgt D T Brown RCAF R69867

    Started by Roy Nixon, 3rd November 2008 08:58
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 884
    26th May 2020, 12:48 Go to last post
  19. 177442 Sidney SMITH - D.F.C. citation?

    Started by wwrsimon, 28th November 2019 11:11
    2 Pages
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    26th May 2020, 09:05 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 160
    25th May 2020, 19:34 Go to last post
  20. Sgt John William Davies RAFVR 1625068

    Started by drailton, 25th May 2020 14:16
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 63
    25th May 2020, 19:13 Go to last post
  21. Ronald HARPIN DFC 138474 - unit?

    Started by wwrsimon, 23rd October 2019 14:13
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 560
    25th May 2020, 15:02 Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 209
    25th May 2020, 11:28 Go to last post
  22. Beaufighter T4889, Feb 1942

    Started by malcolm_raf, 22nd August 2010 18:56
    2 Pages
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    25th May 2020, 11:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 71
    25th May 2020, 10:34 Go to last post
  23. Flt Lt W R Ireland DFC, 576 Sqn 1944

    Started by Carpe Diem, 24th May 2020 07:08
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 78
    25th May 2020, 04:50 Go to last post
  24. S/L Harvey Nelson SWEETMAN RNZAF 40992

    Started by Roy Nixon1, 24th May 2020 05:44
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 122
    24th May 2020, 20:20 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 261
    24th May 2020, 18:32 Go to last post

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