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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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  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: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 14:15
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
    • Views: 12,522
    19th February 2021, 18:34 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 17:47
    23 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 23
    • Replies: 225
    • Views: 107,775
    27th January 2021, 20:53 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (15 Nov 2020: OBE/MBE/BEM)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 13:42
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 10,149
    21st January 2021, 20:01 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: POW and Evaders Database Work

    Started by Jagan, 8th February 2019 13:14
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,135
    30th December 2020, 17:25 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 03:06
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 127
    • Views: 26,993
    27th December 2020, 15:41 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: NA (PRO) Free Downloads (Now ACTIVE) - Spread Sheet Tracker.

    Started by Jagan, 1st April 2020 15:12
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 12,487
    5th November 2020, 21:29 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Issues? Please use this thread.

    Started by grounded, 3rd April 2015 19:02
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 139
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    31st July 2020, 00:54 Go to last post
  1. ETO POW Google-sheet Missing data

    Started by Resmoroh, 22nd February 2021 14:43
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 223
    25th February 2021, 19:36 Go to last post
  2. 4-1-1946 Dakota KN363 243 Sqn Crash

    Started by Marks, 25th February 2021 18:35
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 21
    25th February 2021, 18:35 Go to last post
  3. The extraordinary life of Douglas Bader

    Started by JDCAVE, 25th February 2021 17:41
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 38
    25th February 2021, 17:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 31
    25th February 2021, 17:24 Go to last post
  4. Sgt Maurice Taylor, Flight Engineer, RAF

    Started by bluefish, 19th February 2021 03:13
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 104
    25th February 2021, 17:18 Go to last post
  5. Phil Butler

    Started by andy wis, 25th February 2021 12:05
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 67
    25th February 2021, 15:23 Go to last post
  6. Unit code of BSDU?

    Started by Tom Semenza, 25th February 2021 02:06
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 57
    25th February 2021, 15:10 Go to last post
  7. Identty and career of W.D. Prentice

    Started by Ian Brown, 25th February 2021 10:52
    • Replies: 1
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    25th February 2021, 12:14 Go to last post
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 130
    25th February 2021, 09:09 Go to last post
  8. Beaufighter Experts

    Started by PeteT, 9th February 2021 22:39
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 181
    24th February 2021, 23:09 Go to last post
  9. 1376466 W/O Marcus Rees DFC - award details?

    Started by wwrsimon, 25th June 2017 19:04
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 710
    24th February 2021, 22:07 Go to last post
  10. 617 Goodwill 1947

    Started by bobert, 9th August 2008 08:25
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    24th February 2021, 21:35 Go to last post
  11. No.148 Squadron

    Started by Steve Smith, 24th February 2021 09:01
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 82
    24th February 2021, 17:20 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 30
    24th February 2021, 16:34 Go to last post
  12. Reciprocal H2S fix.

    Started by JDCAVE, 21st February 2021 17:31
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 127
    24th February 2021, 08:36 Go to last post
  13. Operational Research in Bomber Command

    Started by JDCAVE, 21st February 2021 01:22
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 220
    23rd February 2021, 22:17 Go to last post
  14. M.R.C.P. Mobile Radar Command Post

    Started by jossleclercq, 21st February 2021 21:17
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 89
    23rd February 2021, 14:52 Go to last post
  15. Flt Sgt Ernest Townsend 1812237 Bomb Aimer

    Started by chunkynan, 22nd February 2021 21:53
    • Replies: 4
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    23rd February 2021, 10:48 Go to last post
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 185
    23rd February 2021, 10:19 Go to last post
  16. Rank at time of death

    Started by PeteT, 22nd February 2021 14:19
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 115
    22nd February 2021, 20:51 Go to last post
  17. Kenneth Gray

    Started by Royton, 20th February 2021 19:28
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 138
    22nd February 2021, 19:00 Go to last post
  18. Ditching of 77 Sqn Whitley P5046 (24 - 27 Sep 40)

    Started by jonny, 22nd February 2021 05:37
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 71
    22nd February 2021, 09:31 Go to last post
  19. 1-Group HQ Letter, December 30, 1944. Gaggle Navigation.

    Started by JDCAVE, 21st February 2021 19:42
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    21st February 2021, 19:42 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 151
    21st February 2021, 18:20 Go to last post
  20. No. 1660 HCU May-June 1944, Stirling versus Lancaster

    Started by CZ_RAF, 18th February 2021 11:13
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 103
    21st February 2021, 17:52 Go to last post
  21. Is there an ORB for the Fighter Interception Unit?

    Started by wwrsimon, 21st February 2021 11:26
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 84
    21st February 2021, 13:36 Go to last post
  22. Filling flown hours day and night into a Log Book

    Started by CZ_RAF, 21st February 2021 08:15
    • Replies: 1
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    21st February 2021, 09:11 Go to last post
  23. Photo inside a Whitley aircraft

    Started by Bob, 20th February 2021 17:12
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 67
    20th February 2021, 17:12 Go to last post
  24. German intruders over UK February 1945

    Started by Steve Smith, 19th February 2021 18:16
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 142
    20th February 2021, 09:44 Go to last post
  25. Emergency Bail-out Mk II Wellington W5395

    Started by Rick1947, 20th February 2021 01:44
    • Replies: 0
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    20th February 2021, 01:44 Go to last post

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