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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. 1940,
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    8. 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: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 03:06
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    16th September 2019, 15:22 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    19 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 19
    • Replies: 183
    • Views: 84,215
    2nd September 2019, 22:07 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Issues? Please use this thread.

    Started by grounded, 3rd April 2015 18:02
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 120
    • Views: 37,042
    7th August 2019, 12:38 Go to last post
  4. 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: 12,114
    18th September 2018, 01:32 Go to last post
  1. Chief Inspector Accidents 1939

    Started by Steve Smith, 16th September 2019 20:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 12
    16th September 2019, 22:30 Go to last post
  2. 2 FTS Digby ORB/Aircraft 1924 to 1933

    Started by paulmcmillan, 14th September 2019 16:30
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 118
    16th September 2019, 22:28 Go to last post
  3. Fitter IIA daily routine at Wellington squadron in 1941

    Started by CZ_RAF, 10th September 2019 15:03
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 134
    16th September 2019, 22:23 Go to last post
  4. Any thoughts on where I might find this photograph?

    Started by PeteT, 16th September 2019 16:55
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 43
    16th September 2019, 22:16 Go to last post
  5. W/O Jones – 186, 247 Sqdns (Typhoons)

    Started by vrajm, 16th September 2019 19:39
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 21
    16th September 2019, 20:20 Go to last post
  6. Day bombing operations Ramrod in late 1943

    Started by CZ_RAF, 16th September 2019 18:27
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 12
    16th September 2019, 18:27 Go to last post
  7. Full names of 2 Air Gunners of 106 Sqdn - late 1942

    Started by PeteS, 16th September 2019 13:10
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 50
    16th September 2019, 15:59 Go to last post
  8. Lost Form "D" as reason for operation cancellation

    Started by CZ_RAF, 15th September 2019 18:08
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 75
    16th September 2019, 13:43 Go to last post
  9. Air Gunner training early 1942

    Started by PeteS, 15th September 2019 11:24
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 79
    16th September 2019, 13:06 Go to last post
  10. 471118 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-11-1947

    Started by Alex Smart, 6th September 2019 13:49
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 167
    16th September 2019, 09:22 Go to last post
  11. Spitfire Squadrons at RAF Predanneck in October 1943

    Started by CZ_RAF, 14th September 2019 20:34
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 150
    16th September 2019, 02:08 Go to last post
  12. J. / R. Service Numbers

    Started by PeteT, 15th September 2019 19:16
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 106
    15th September 2019, 21:32 Go to last post
  13. LAC Raymond Gumley (926961)

    Started by bvs, 15th September 2019 09:46
    • Replies: 4
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    15th September 2019, 19:19 Go to last post
  14. TNA lookup request - No. 5 Group ORB Appendices 1942

    Started by CZ_RAF, 9th September 2019 18:12
    • Replies: 2
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    15th September 2019, 17:11 Go to last post
  15. 'WAY OF A PILOT' book by Barry Sutton (1942)

    Started by Martin Gleeson, 15th September 2019 02:08
    • Replies: 0
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    15th September 2019, 02:08 Go to last post
  16. 471125 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 25-11-1947

    Started by Alex Smart, 11th September 2019 14:16
    • Replies: 3
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    14th September 2019, 21:11 Go to last post
  17. FO Geoffrey Wyndham Pain 221Squadron RAFVR

    Started by Philipbowen, 14th September 2019 10:22
    • Replies: 5
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    14th September 2019, 12:34 Go to last post
  18. Halifax W1093 crashed 4 August 1943 with 1658 HCU.

    Started by John Williams, 14th September 2019 00:25
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 100
    14th September 2019, 10:06 Go to last post
  19. Sgt Hollis Clair O'Hanlon (R122097)

    Started by bluefish, 11th September 2019 02:50
    • Replies: 6
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    13th September 2019, 19:24 Go to last post
  20. Units in Scotland using Whitleys in July - September 1943

    Started by CZ_RAF, 12th September 2019 15:36
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 139
    13th September 2019, 19:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 36
    13th September 2019, 13:46 Go to last post
  21. AIR 81/1158 Bristol Blenheim 110 Sqn 20-JUL-1940

    Started by paulmcmillan, 12th September 2019 13:52
    • Replies: 5
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    13th September 2019, 12:34 Go to last post
  22. 1654 CU - operating in Jan 1943 (Berlin)

    Started by PeteS, 13th September 2019 08:50
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 67
    13th September 2019, 09:31 Go to last post
  23. Hawker Hind L7233

    Started by paulmcmillan, 10th September 2019 16:49
    • Replies: 5
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    12th September 2019, 19:22 Go to last post
  24. Box Formation

    Started by Steve Smith, 11th September 2019 19:05
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 110
    12th September 2019, 12:04 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 98
    12th September 2019, 08:35 Go to last post
  25. Flight Lieutenant Donald Edward Mobbs crashed in Sierra Leone in 1944?

    Started by Autogiro, 4th September 2019 13:04
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 422
    12th September 2019, 06:42 Go to last post
  26. Catalina AH560 Loss 23 May 1941

    Started by dennis_burke, 30th August 2009 23:20
    • Replies: 3
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    11th September 2019, 21:43 Go to last post
  27. 14 OTU operations on 13 Sept 1942 - Hampden loss

    Started by dfuller52, 11th September 2019 16:18
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 67
    11th September 2019, 18:18 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 106
    11th September 2019, 16:23 Go to last post

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