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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: 18,502
    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: 19,921
    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: 38,579
    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: 2,209
    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: 15,181
    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: 67,704
    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: 116,647
    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. 400707 - Unaccounted Airmen - 07-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 17th September 2021 23:03
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 69
    18th September 2021, 21:49 Go to last post
  2. 400708 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 08-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 17th September 2021 23:05
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 75
    18th September 2021, 19:16 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 74
    18th September 2021, 14:10 Go to last post
  3. Trying to I.D a Air Commodore Battle

    Started by Charles Smith, 31st August 2021 09:03
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 221
    18th September 2021, 11:32 Go to last post
  4. Counting no. of operational sorties before being screened

    Started by Mary-Anne Say-Pechet, 6th October 2020 21:23
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,201
    18th September 2021, 08:15 Go to last post
  5. Lists of Logbooks Held by the RAFM and National Archives

    Started by AndrewClark, 6th November 2020 07:58
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,544
    18th September 2021, 07:54 Go to last post
  6. 400709 - Unaccounted Airmen - 09-07-1940

    Started by Alex Smart, 17th September 2021 23:06
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 27
    17th September 2021, 23:06 Go to last post
  7. Seeking Cause of death

    Started by Alex Smart, 16th September 2021 23:38
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 117
    17th September 2021, 21:13 Go to last post
  8. Retraining from Wireless Operator Air Gunner to Pilot

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 17th September 2021 12:28
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 98
    17th September 2021, 18:31 Go to last post
  9. Effect of Window on H2S

    Started by JDCAVE, 15th September 2021 16:41
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 148
    17th September 2021, 16:01 Go to last post
  10. RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    Started by Ross_McNeill, 6th October 2013 10:12
    18 Pages
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    • Replies: 172
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    17th September 2021, 12:48 Go to last post
  11. RCAF pilot, shot down, Ingolstadt, Sep 1944

    Started by Aplomado, 10th September 2021 07:44
    • Replies: 2
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    17th September 2021, 08:25 Go to last post
  12. Flying Logbooks

    Started by Richard.K, 5th January 2021 04:06
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 326
    17th September 2021, 00:14 Go to last post
  13. "Flying Battle" - 4 ADU

    Started by Wilhar1980, 26th December 2020 18:22
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    16th September 2021, 19:17 Go to last post
  14. Non-WW2 Long shot

    Started by Amrit, 15th September 2021 20:29
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 135
    16th September 2021, 19:14 Go to last post
  15. TNA Squadron ORB's release dates?

    Started by wwrsimon, 13th September 2021 09:01
    • Replies: 4
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    16th September 2021, 09:53 Go to last post
  16. Cockburn, William Hugh, 54764 - DFM award?

    Started by wwrsimon, 15th October 2011 10:14
    • Replies: 7
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    16th September 2021, 09:25 Go to last post
  17. Service files - current state of play

    Started by Lyffe, 12th September 2021 12:29
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 227
    16th September 2021, 08:33 Go to last post
  18. RAF Aircraft Loss Cards WW2

    Started by Martin Gleeson, 30th August 2021 21:24
    2 Pages
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    15th September 2021, 22:56 Go to last post
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    • Views: 480
    15th September 2021, 22:36 Go to last post
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    • Views: 31
    15th September 2021, 20:47 Go to last post
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    • Views: 50
    15th September 2021, 12:25 Go to last post
  19. N87 Sqdn Hurricanes interned in Belgium

    Started by Alain12, 6th September 2015 07:20
    • Replies: 5
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    15th September 2021, 12:12 Go to last post
  20. Fg Off AC Macmillan belly landed 07/07/43 in German occupied Holland

    Started by Alex Macmillan, 7th September 2021 11:32
    2 Pages
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    15th September 2021, 09:51 Go to last post
  21. Unaccounted Civilian Aircraft Workers Sept 11th 1940

    Started by paulmcmillan, 14th September 2021 11:12
    • Replies: 7
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    15th September 2021, 08:15 Go to last post
  22. Request interpretation of Met abbreviation.

    Started by JDCAVE, 14th September 2021 17:28
    • Replies: 2
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    14th September 2021, 21:24 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 56
    14th September 2021, 21:02 Go to last post
  23. Whitley V EDG

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 13th September 2021 16:00
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 181
    14th September 2021, 19:10 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 249
    12th September 2021, 17:15 Go to last post
  24. Flight Sergeant H C Granger pilots log

    Started by Welshbob, 12th September 2021 11:30
    • Replies: 0
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    12th September 2021, 11:30 Go to last post

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