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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: POW and Evaders Database Work

    Started by Jagan, 8th February 2019 12:14
    30 Pages
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    • Replies: 292
    • Views: 18,639
    7th September 2021, 02:57 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 13:15
    13 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 13
    • Replies: 123
    • Views: 20,013
    2nd September 2021, 13:19 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 02:06
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 14
    • Replies: 131
    • Views: 38,929
    25th August 2021, 18:19 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: WW2 Lost Airmen Now Found

    Started by PeteS, 16th May 2020 13:15
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,240
    18th August 2021, 11:53 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (04 July 2021: M-in-D Update)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 12:42
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 15,235
    3rd August 2021, 02:55 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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    • Replies: 146
    • Views: 68,122
    10th July 2021, 20:00 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 227
    • Views: 116,766
    16th June 2021, 21:46 Go to last post
  8. 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, 20:29 Go to last post
  1. Fg Off Richard Graham Chapell, RAF 1922-1926

    Started by Steve Brew, 3rd February 2017 02:40
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,127
    25th September 2021, 04:03 Go to last post
  2. No 5 (Middle East) Aircraft Repair Unit

    Started by Welshbob, 24th September 2021 08:53
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 154
    24th September 2021, 23:45 Go to last post
  3. Photo of an RAF sergeant made PoW

    Started by Hans Valk, 24th September 2021 11:44
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 144
    24th September 2021, 20:18 Go to last post
  4. 400711 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 24th September 2021 16:01
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 26
    24th September 2021, 18:17 Go to last post
  5. 400710 - Unaccounted Airmen - 10-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 24th September 2021 15:59
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 34
    24th September 2021, 18:07 Go to last post
  6. Dual CGM/DFM Warrant Officer Air Gunner?

    Started by yeoldbarn, 22nd September 2021 18:15
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 137
    24th September 2021, 17:49 Go to last post
  7. 400712 - Unaccounted Airmen - 12-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 24th September 2021 16:02
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 21
    24th September 2021, 16:31 Go to last post
  8. H Olson / H Olsen (RCAF)

    Started by PeteT, 24th September 2021 12:24
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 69
    24th September 2021, 14:27 Go to last post
  9. Wireless Op/Air Gunner Sgt V. N. COULL RAF/RAFVR

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 24th September 2021 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 67
    24th September 2021, 14:15 Go to last post
  10. Retraining from Wireless Operator Air Gunner to Pilot

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 17th September 2021 12:28
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 185
    24th September 2021, 12:05 Go to last post
  11. George Edward Pentney #560877 Approx. Enlistment Date

    Started by paulmcmillan, 24th September 2021 07:27
    • Replies: 3
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    24th September 2021, 10:20 Go to last post
  12. F/Lt Mitchell 21 Squadron RAF Malta WW2

    Started by DermJKel, 22nd August 2021 03:57
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 738
    24th September 2021, 02:18 Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 170
    23rd September 2021, 18:00 Go to last post
  13. W/Cdr George Raymond Colenso DFC

    Started by Charles Smith, 23rd September 2021 12:28
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 36
    23rd September 2021, 12:28 Go to last post
  14. Pilot Identification

    Started by afcbsimon, 23rd September 2021 10:14
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 84
    23rd September 2021, 12:00 Go to last post
  15. Effect of Window on H2S

    Started by JDCAVE, 15th September 2021 16:41
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 506
    23rd September 2021, 03:46 Go to last post
  16. Colonel L. A. WILMOT, D.S.O., D.F.C. (102596).

    Started by 68 Sqn, 24th June 2015 19:11
    • Replies: 7
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    21st September 2021, 17:27 Go to last post
  17. BAFO PERSONNEL HOLDING UNIT January 1946

    Started by mickey selcon, 21st September 2021 12:02
    • Replies: 1
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    21st September 2021, 14:09 Go to last post
  18. 10 otu orb

    Started by PeteT, 19th September 2021 21:00
    • Replies: 2
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    21st September 2021, 09:41 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 129
    21st September 2021, 09:01 Go to last post
  19. RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    Started by Ross_McNeill, 6th October 2013 10:12
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 179
    • Views: 62,752
    21st September 2021, 01:52 Go to last post
  20. Cockburn, William Hugh, 54764 - DFM award?

    Started by wwrsimon, 15th October 2011 10:14
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,735
    20th September 2021, 22:38 Go to last post
  21. Group Captain Stuart Douglas CULLEY, DSO

    Started by HughAHalliday, 20th September 2021 21:30
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 82
    20th September 2021, 21:44 Go to last post
  22. SOE / SAS Drop Zones

    Started by Charles Smith, 20th September 2021 16:16
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 74
    20th September 2021, 17:54 Go to last post
  23. 400707 - Unaccounted Airmen - 07-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 17th September 2021 23:03
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 140
    20th September 2021, 01:30 Go to last post
  24. 400708 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 08-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 17th September 2021 23:05
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 123
    19th September 2021, 10:41 Go to last post
  25. Blenheim T1995 lost 18 March 1941

    Started by abiermann, 19th September 2021 08:22
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 92
    19th September 2021, 08:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 107
    18th September 2021, 14:10 Go to last post
  26. Trying to I.D a Air Commodore Battle

    Started by Charles Smith, 31st August 2021 09:03
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 242
    18th September 2021, 11:32 Go to last post
  27. Counting no. of operational sorties before being screened

    Started by Mary-Anne Say-Pechet, 6th October 2020 21:23
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,248
    18th September 2021, 08:15 Go to last post

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