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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,
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    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: POW and Evaders Database Work

    Started by Jagan, 8th February 2019 13:14
    30 Pages
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    2nd May 2022, 02:20 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 233
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    16th April 2022, 18:58 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 14:15
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 140
    • Views: 29,537
    24th March 2022, 19:50 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Aircraft Losses Database Corrections

    Started by davew, 8th July 2021 13:49
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 4,470
    22nd February 2022, 08:20 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (04 July 2021: M-in-D Update)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 13:42
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 22,026
    3rd October 2021, 11:09 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Issues? Please use this thread.

    Started by grounded, 3rd April 2015 18:02
    15 Pages
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    10th July 2021, 20:00 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: NA (PRO) Free Downloads (Now ACTIVE) - Spread Sheet Tracker.

    Started by Jagan, 1st April 2020 14:12
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    5th November 2020, 21:29 Go to last post
  1. Wing Commander D.H Lee DFC

    Started by Charles Smith, 16th May 2022 21:05
    • Replies: 4
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    19th May 2022, 01:04 Go to last post
  2. Abbreviation on 1939 Register entry?

    Started by wwrsimon, 18th May 2022 16:43
    • Replies: 5
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    19th May 2022, 00:18 Go to last post
  3. Service Number 195398

    Started by Alex Smart, 18th May 2022 15:50
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 42
    18th May 2022, 16:22 Go to last post
  4. Bristol Blenheim anomalies

    Started by Andy Marden, 23rd January 2021 18:10
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 7,238
    18th May 2022, 14:45 Go to last post
  5. Sgt William (Bill) Robinson RAF

    Started by Mike4898, 31st July 2014 15:20
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,485
    18th May 2022, 13:24 Go to last post
  6. loss of a Sunderland, 21 june 1942

    Started by michel latouraille, 21st November 2013 13:32
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    18th May 2022, 11:16 Go to last post
  7. Hurricane AM78 Request

    Started by AndrewClark, 9th May 2022 05:09
    • Replies: 5
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    17th May 2022, 21:28 Go to last post
  8. 1426 Enemy Aircraft Flight Spitfire escorts

    Started by bloodhound1234, 12th May 2022 18:36
    • Replies: 5
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    17th May 2022, 21:26 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
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    17th May 2022, 15:48 Go to last post
  9. Crew failure to became a Pathfinder crew???

    Started by CZ_RAF, 15th May 2022 20:43
    • Replies: 8
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    17th May 2022, 13:34 Go to last post
  10. First ever RAF Plane joke?

    Started by paulmcmillan, 15th May 2022 20:52
    • Replies: 5
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    17th May 2022, 13:23 Go to last post
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    17th May 2022, 10:57 Go to last post
  11. Wing Officer Lillian Marguerite Crowther

    Started by HughAHalliday, 15th May 2022 13:05
    • Replies: 4
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    16th May 2022, 19:09 Go to last post
  12. Crupper 10 - 31.12.1944

    Started by jill gresty, 21st August 2011 14:29
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    16th May 2022, 10:26 Go to last post
  13. Did these Blenheim IVs have the 2-gun turret?

    Started by Rob Stuart, 11th May 2022 08:27
    • Replies: 3
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    16th May 2022, 09:28 Go to last post
  14. 401015 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-10-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 13th May 2022 21:16
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 72
    15th May 2022, 22:32 Go to last post
  15. Bailed out january 6 1945 over A-89 in Belgium

    Started by Alain12, 15th May 2022 17:09
    • Replies: 3
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    15th May 2022, 20:26 Go to last post
  16. Welman parachute drop

    Started by robin bird, 15th May 2022 17:05
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 60
    15th May 2022, 17:05 Go to last post
  17. 401017 - Unaccounted Airmen - 17-10-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 13th May 2022 21:19
    • Replies: 3
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    15th May 2022, 15:44 Go to last post
  18. Confirming WW2 medal entitlement

    Started by Tail End Charlie, 14th May 2022 20:33
    • Replies: 1
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    15th May 2022, 06:17 Go to last post
  19. 401016 - Unaccounted Airmen - 16-10-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 13th May 2022 21:18
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 71
    14th May 2022, 19:02 Go to last post
  20. Re Presentation Aircraft names

    Started by Alex Smart, 14th May 2022 15:52
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 72
    14th May 2022, 15:52 Go to last post
  21. Photograph of prototype Hastings?

    Started by robin bird, 13th May 2022 12:07
    • Replies: 5
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    14th May 2022, 14:30 Go to last post
  22. AIR81/4198 Hampden I X3006 1940-11-14 61 sqn

    Started by paulmcmillan, 13th May 2022 12:36
    • Replies: 0
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    13th May 2022, 12:36 Go to last post
  23. Centralised Servicing

    Started by PeteT, 11th May 2022 18:21
    • Replies: 5
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    13th May 2022, 11:52 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 67
    12th May 2022, 21:52 Go to last post
  24. Barrage balloons

    Started by Greg Bloomfield, 11th May 2022 14:34
    • Replies: 4
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    12th May 2022, 15:58 Go to last post

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