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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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    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: Aircraft Losses Database Corrections

    Started by davew, 8th July 2021 14:49
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 6,996
    10th January 2023, 15:28 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: POW and Evaders Database Work

    Started by Jagan, 8th February 2019 13:14
    31 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 31
    • Replies: 303
    • Views: 29,135
    8th January 2023, 12:14 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 17:47
    24 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 24
    • Replies: 238
    • Views: 129,655
    9th November 2022, 09:35 Go to last post
  4. 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: 25,026
    3rd October 2021, 12:09 Go to last post
  1. Ground instructional airframes - record cards?

    Started by Franek Grabowski, 30th January 2023 21:58
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 19
    30th January 2023, 22:35 Go to last post
  2. A Rabbit Hole of Research

    Started by paulmcmillan, 30th January 2023 09:33
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 157
    30th January 2023, 18:40 Go to last post
  3. Hudson crash 14 June 1941

    Started by Keith Bryers, 30th January 2023 11:52
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 67
    30th January 2023, 16:21 Go to last post
  4. Aage I Petersen, went missing with Royal Air Force 1919?

    Started by Argus, 28th January 2023 22:48
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 192
    30th January 2023, 15:30 Go to last post
  5. Looking for identifiation of two pilots

    Started by Phil Listemann, 30th January 2023 09:23
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 59
    30th January 2023, 14:56 Go to last post
  6. Seeking Lancaster air crew

    Started by Anna Croft, 4th November 2022 16:25
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 359
    30th January 2023, 12:28 Go to last post
  7. 2 Hurricane Pilots ID May / June 1940

    Started by paulmcmillan, 30th January 2023 12:22
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 46
    30th January 2023, 12:22 Go to last post
  8. Afc citation

    Started by Terry, 30th January 2023 07:35
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 42
    30th January 2023, 08:39 Go to last post
  9. RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    Started by Ross_McNeill, 6th October 2013 11:12
    32 Pages
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    • Replies: 319
    • Views: 104,656
    30th January 2023, 08:01 Go to last post
  10. S/Ldr Patrick de Courcy Festing-Smith

    Started by Charles Smith, 29th January 2023 17:37
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 65
    30th January 2023, 07:56 Go to last post
  11. "Establishment" definition and usage

    Started by Steve Brew, 25th December 2022 14:01
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
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    29th January 2023, 21:56 Go to last post
  12. Plt Off Alfred Alexander Devany

    Started by Steve Brew, 17th June 2017 09:00
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    29th January 2023, 20:26 Go to last post
  13. 51 Squadron 2nd Dickies

    Started by Richard.K, 29th January 2023 17:50
    • Replies: 0
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    29th January 2023, 17:50 Go to last post
  14. Avro Tutor K3256 - Lundy, April 25th 1944?

    Started by wwrsimon, 16th December 2022 13:28
    • Replies: 5
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    29th January 2023, 11:33 Go to last post
  15. Samuel A Crichton

    Started by chalice1988, 27th January 2023 21:25
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 143
    28th January 2023, 23:40 Go to last post
  16. Seeking ID of 92 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Started by Tom Semenza, 24th January 2023 21:15
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    28th January 2023, 20:00 Go to last post
  17. 410204 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04 - 02 - 1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 27th January 2023 19:42
    • Replies: 3
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    28th January 2023, 15:53 Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 128
    28th January 2023, 15:11 Go to last post
  18. No.4 Group November 24th/25th 1939.

    Started by Charles Smith, 24th January 2023 16:52
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 73
    27th January 2023, 23:45 Go to last post
  19. 410205 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-02-1942

    Started by Alex Smart, 27th January 2023 19:45
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 61
    27th January 2023, 22:30 Go to last post
  20. 410206 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-02-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 27th January 2023 19:48
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 34
    27th January 2023, 19:48 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 79
    27th January 2023, 13:04 Go to last post
  21. L serial numbers allotted to the RNZAF

    Started by Alex Smart, 25th January 2023 22:31
    • Replies: 4
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    26th January 2023, 19:46 Go to last post
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 36
    26th January 2023, 13:50 Go to last post
  22. Heligoland December 3rd 1939

    Started by Charles Smith, 25th January 2023 13:32
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 88
    26th January 2023, 07:54 Go to last post
  23. Walter SINCLAIR DFC (1567423 or 1567424) RAF 463 (RAAF) Squadron

    Started by Linzee, 22nd January 2023 13:07
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 238
    25th January 2023, 23:17 Go to last post
  24. Early RAF B-17 Operations Questions and at least 1 anwer

    Started by paulmcmillan, 3rd March 2017 10:35
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 100
    • Views: 27,740
    25th January 2023, 22:14 Go to last post
  25. NZ40770 S/L E. L. "Nipper' Joyce RNZAF

    Started by Nipper1940, 2nd July 2022 01:28
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 218
    25th January 2023, 20:09 Go to last post
  26. Question on Full Names from AB-IX

    Started by paulmcmillan, 25th January 2023 12:57
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 81
    25th January 2023, 17:14 Go to last post
  27. W/Cdr John Edward Wymer Bowles DFC 16139 RAF

    Started by Charles Smith, 25th January 2023 13:05
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 37
    25th January 2023, 13:05 Go to last post

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