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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: 1945 Unaccounted Airmen Reconciliation Thread

    Started by Jagan, 5th August 2020 14:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 9
    5th August 2020, 14:40 Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Views: 47,160
    30th July 2020, 23:54 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sharing Resources during the National Archives Shutdowns

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 13:15
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 60
    • Views: 4,860
    29th July 2020, 14:40 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 02:06
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 109
    • Views: 18,722
    27th July 2020, 20:54 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: NA (PRO) Free Downloads (Now ACTIVE) - Spread Sheet Tracker.

    Started by Jagan, 1st April 2020 14:12
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 58
    • Views: 6,500
    6th July 2020, 20:13 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    22 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 22
    • Replies: 211
    • Views: 99,368
    22nd June 2020, 01:38 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (16 Mar 2020: AFC, AFM, EGM)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 12:42
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 5,313
    30th April 2020, 12:12 Go to last post
  1. Maritime Aviation 1942-VE-Day

    Started by Oldduffer, 25th July 2020 19:37
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 260
    5th August 2020, 18:09 Go to last post
  2. OC 40 & 41 Sqn SAAF

    Started by Phil Listemann, 5th August 2020 12:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 42
    5th August 2020, 15:11 Go to last post
  3. RCAF Operational tour of duty length

    Started by Welshbob, 4th August 2020 13:46
    • Replies: 9
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    5th August 2020, 12:27 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 24
    5th August 2020, 12:09 Go to last post
  4. Captured Blohm Voss 138

    Started by robin bird, 4th August 2020 10:46
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 114
    5th August 2020, 09:00 Go to last post
  5. 1499180 Sgt GH Saxton, 9 Sqdn, MIA/KIA 13/14.05.43

    Started by Pat, 14th January 2015 07:29
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,921
    4th August 2020, 20:16 Go to last post
  6. Air 78 - a limit on what is normally free downloads ?

    Started by PeteS, 2nd August 2020 14:59
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 308
    4th August 2020, 10:03 Go to last post
  7. Know this Squire?

    Started by robin bird, 3rd August 2020 18:36
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 136
    4th August 2020, 09:22 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 64
    4th August 2020, 08:27 Go to last post
  8. No. 82 OTU Ossington - Nickel sortie

    Started by Mary-Anne Say-Pechet, 3rd August 2020 21:08
    • Replies: 2
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    4th August 2020, 07:45 Go to last post
  9. F/O SC Haralambides DFC 7 Squadron PFF

    Started by cyflyer1, 9th May 2020 10:39
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 431
    4th August 2020, 00:11 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 58
    3rd August 2020, 16:09 Go to last post
  10. FlyPast Magazine July 2008

    Started by Amrit, 1st August 2020 23:19
    • Replies: 5
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    3rd August 2020, 12:46 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 124
    3rd August 2020, 05:34 Go to last post
  11. Wreckage, poss from a Lancaster, found in Germany, what is it ?

    Started by PeteS, 31st July 2020 14:36
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
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    2nd August 2020, 18:39 Go to last post
  12. "Safe" Maximum Landing weight for Lancaster

    Started by JDCAVE, 1st August 2020 16:40
    • Replies: 4
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    2nd August 2020, 16:29 Go to last post
  13. Possible murder of downed airman

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 1st August 2020 19:39
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 216
    2nd August 2020, 07:37 Go to last post
  14. Wo 309 /2225

    Started by Alex Smart, 1st August 2020 23:47
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 73
    1st August 2020, 23:47 Go to last post
  15. TNA website down?

    Started by Tom Semenza, 12th July 2020 15:37
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,141
    1st August 2020, 16:54 Go to last post
  16. Researcher needed for a simple Kew visit

    Started by Matt Poole, 29th July 2020 03:31
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 291
    1st August 2020, 07:19 Go to last post
  17. W/O Eyres (Not W/O Byers!) Challenge Overcome

    Started by AndrewClark, 1st August 2020 05:50
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 71
    1st August 2020, 05:50 Go to last post
  18. Major H. C. Baker, AFC

    Started by AngusScully, 30th July 2020 00:32
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 553
    1st August 2020, 04:52 Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,318
    31st July 2020, 08:59 Go to last post
  19. 400131 - Unaccounted Airmen - 31-01-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 30th July 2020 23:46
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 69
    31st July 2020, 08:13 Go to last post
  20. 400130 - Unaccounted Airmen - 30-01-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 30th July 2020 23:44
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 49
    31st July 2020, 08:10 Go to last post
  21. 404 Squadron Combat Reports

    Started by Francis M, 24th July 2020 08:03
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 127
    31st July 2020, 07:50 Go to last post
  22. LACM Arthur Henderson King's Commendation

    Started by johnnie214, 30th July 2020 13:23
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 104
    31st July 2020, 05:35 Go to last post
  23. 400129 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29-01-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 30th July 2020 23:42
    • Replies: 0
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    30th July 2020, 23:42 Go to last post
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    30th July 2020, 19:47 Go to last post
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    30th July 2020, 10:12 Go to last post

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