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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: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 14:15
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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    4th March 2021, 19:41 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 225
    • Views: 108,166
    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
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    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 10,331
    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: 3,250
    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: 27,393
    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 14:12
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 12,684
    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 18:02
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 139
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    30th July 2020, 23:54 Go to last post
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    5th March 2021, 21:03 Go to last post
  1. RAF VIP Dakotas - technicalities

    Started by Franek Grabowski, 27th February 2021 20:25
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 210
    5th March 2021, 19:19 Go to last post
  2. Formal WWII RAF caps (with visor) - questions

    Started by Matt Poole, 3rd March 2021 04:04
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 19
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    5th March 2021, 08:52 Go to last post
  3. Searching for a Polish pilot

    Started by yeoldbarn, 28th February 2021 21:13
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 232
    4th March 2021, 14:44 Go to last post
  4. WWII RAF Ground staff trade - RDF Mech R

    Started by CZ_RAF, 3rd March 2021 15:00
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 88
    4th March 2021, 10:00 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 100
    3rd March 2021, 22:39 Go to last post
  5. Blenheim L8398 of 55 Sq. lost on 2 May 1941

    Started by Håkan, 24th May 2011 17:18
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,319
    3rd March 2021, 17:08 Go to last post
  6. HP Halifax crash 27 August 1944 Pembrokeshire

    Started by Ian Brown, 2nd March 2021 15:42
    • Replies: 9
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    3rd March 2021, 10:52 Go to last post
  7. Avro Manchester crash landing Fowlmere nr Duxford

    Started by Robbo1966, 26th February 2021 15:39
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
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    3rd March 2021, 06:26 Go to last post
  8. AIR81 7957 - Sgt G H Turner

    Started by jonheyworth, 2nd March 2021 09:05
    • Replies: 5
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    2nd March 2021, 15:08 Go to last post
  9. AE315 Hampden 1941-09-03 Pow J F Payne

    Started by paulmcmillan, 1st March 2021 13:07
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 109
    2nd March 2021, 09:01 Go to last post
  10. 166 Sqn Lancaster ND857 3/4 May 1944.

    Started by John Williams, 1st March 2021 20:09
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 81
    1st March 2021, 22:52 Go to last post
  11. P/O Jerrard Jefferies Baleout April/May 1938

    Started by paulmcmillan, 17th October 2012 11:43
    2 Pages
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    1st March 2021, 21:03 Go to last post
  12. Flight Lieutenant Donald Edward Mobbs crashed in Sierra Leone in 1944?

    Started by Autogiro, 4th September 2019 13:04
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    1st March 2021, 21:01 Go to last post
  13. Sqn Ldr Donald Garth Ross 32161 and General Duties

    Started by robstitt, 28th February 2021 15:54
    • Replies: 7
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    1st March 2021, 20:32 Go to last post
  14. Sgt FIIE

    Started by John Williams, 28th February 2021 20:11
    2 Pages
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    1st March 2021, 19:53 Go to last post
  15. No.148 Squadron

    Started by Steve Smith, 24th February 2021 09:01
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    1st March 2021, 16:33 Go to last post
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    1st March 2021, 16:33 Go to last post
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    1st March 2021, 15:32 Go to last post
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  16. 81 OTU Airman - 7-6-1945

    Started by Martyn A Critchlow, 26th October 2014 15:15
    • Replies: 3
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    28th February 2021, 21:10 Go to last post
  17. 1897891 Herbert Alfred Benjamin Brewington

    Started by Dakota, 28th February 2021 05:10
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 74
    28th February 2021, 19:09 Go to last post
  18. Accidental Loss of Hurricane Mk 1 - 43 Squadron

    Started by archivist, 3rd February 2015 17:12
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,966
    28th February 2021, 18:55 Go to last post
  19. j B jones 58 squadron june 1941

    Started by Nickcardiff, 28th February 2021 15:52
    • Replies: 6
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    28th February 2021, 18:48 Go to last post
  20. 4-1-1946 Dakota KN363 243 Sqn Crash

    Started by Marks, 25th February 2021 18:35
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 122
    27th February 2021, 16:04 Go to last post
  21. Unit code of BSDU?

    Started by Tom Semenza, 25th February 2021 02:06
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 112
    27th February 2021, 11:21 Go to last post
  22. German intruders over UK February 1945

    Started by Steve Smith, 19th February 2021 18:16
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 269
    27th February 2021, 09:53 Go to last post
  23. W/O2 W.H.E. Ostlund, 429 Sqn PoW

    Started by dfuller52, 17th April 2009 16:58
    • Replies: 8
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    26th February 2021, 23:04 Go to last post
  24. 751516 Albert BUCKTON - Ferry Command and the Fortress 1

    Started by wwrsimon, 25th January 2021 13:55
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    26th February 2021, 17:47 Go to last post
  25. Resmoroh aka Peter Davies Request O/S PoW Queries

    Started by paulmcmillan, 26th February 2021 11:23
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 103
    26th February 2021, 14:58 Go to last post

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