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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: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    22 Pages
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    • Replies: 214
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    15th August 2020, 12:53 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: 49,165
    30th July 2020, 23:54 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: CWGC Errors

    Started by Jagan, 18th November 2018 02:06
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
    • Views: 20,647
    14th September 2020, 13:31 Go to last post
  4. 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: 63
    • Views: 8,172
    3rd September 2020, 20:33 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Sharing Resources during the National Archives Shutdowns

    Started by Steve Brew, 28th March 2020 13:15
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
    • Views: 6,137
    10th September 2020, 06:34 Go to last post
  6. 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: 27
    • Views: 6,262
    19th August 2020, 15:20 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: 1945 Unaccounted Airmen Reconciliation Thread

    Started by Jagan, 5th August 2020 14:40
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 413
    14th August 2020, 15:14 Go to last post
  1. RAF Casualty Packs 1939-45 Public Access

    Started by Ross_McNeill, 6th October 2013 10:12
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 135
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    8th July 2020, 07:06 Go to last post
  2. Hanau 6/7 Jan 1945

    Started by captain_m, 26th October 2009 16:46
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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    27th February 2019, 11:30 Go to last post
  3. Pilot Help

    Started by Steve Smith, 8th May 2017 06:52
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 10,228
    4th April 2019, 20:14 Go to last post
  4. Great Escape melting pot

    Started by James Castle, 18th February 2013 16:00
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
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    8th March 2015, 16:50 Go to last post
  5. Stirling LK383, Brest, 7th August 1944

    Started by Natalie, 9th September 2008 11:28
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    13th June 2016, 15:36 Go to last post
  6. 1920s Meteorological Section photo

    Started by Flakdodger, 23rd February 2008 15:56
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 12,272
    3rd March 2019, 18:00 Go to last post
  7. Early RAF B-17 Operations Questions and at least 1 anwer

    Started by paulmcmillan, 3rd March 2017 09:35
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
    • Views: 8,519
    1st November 2019, 21:43 Go to last post
  8. More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 6th September 2020 14:03
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    25th September 2020, 17:45 Go to last post
  9. Grave stone in Allainville-aux-Bois, Yvelines, France

    Started by namrondooh, 9th August 2008 22:41
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    16th June 2016, 03:57 Go to last post
  10. Welcome and thanks..

    Started by paulmcmillan, 13th November 2007 15:52
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 62
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    15th November 2007, 21:58 Go to last post
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    20th September 2011, 22:16 Go to last post
  11. Concentration of Allied graves in the former DDR

    Started by Rob Philips, 6th July 2008 15:22
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 60
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    28th June 2020, 18:38 Go to last post
  12. Research Tidy Up [RAF Standard Issue 1944]

    Started by PeteT, 14th January 2012 10:10
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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    27th February 2012, 20:09 Go to last post
  13. Spitfire mk. Xii crash sites germany

    Started by Perfectlywindysky, 14th August 2014 10:17
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    16th September 2014, 21:32 Go to last post
  14. 149 & 199 Squadrons

    Started by Mosquito633, 3rd July 2008 13:30
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    12th June 2016, 08:28 Go to last post
  15. 37 Squadron - Wellington Q-Queenie May '43

    Started by Blades, 11th November 2010 12:26
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 51
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    8th December 2010, 22:02 Go to last post
  16. Help in identifying some RCAF first names

    Started by cozzy711, 3rd September 2019 10:26
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    14th September 2020, 15:45 Go to last post
  17. Spitfire P9550 - 1401 Met Flight

    Started by Lyffe, 8th April 2008 18:57
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
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    21st March 2019, 16:06 Go to last post
  18. Canadian training for RAAF aircrew

    Started by AdrianR8, 30th April 2009 13:57
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 10,959
    7th February 2017, 02:08 Go to last post
  19. Hudson loss in Canada 4 October 1942

    Started by Bill Walker, 2nd March 2009 14:07
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 10,742
    26th May 2011, 08:15 Go to last post
  20. Reginald Victor Sessions

    Started by Lyffe, 25th May 2009 14:53
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 9,358
    7th June 2014, 20:23 Go to last post
  21. Service Record Thread

    Started by pete102, 18th June 2014 19:16
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 47
    • Views: 30,325
    30th January 2020, 13:13 Go to last post
  22. Australian Casualties

    Started by Amrit, 24th June 2008 07:45
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    6th June 2018, 21:14 Go to last post
  23. !!!Lancaster JB221 - No 97 Sqdn - Crash on 25./26. November 1943!!!

    Started by JB221, 10th January 2010 11:13
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    11th May 2011, 22:32 Go to last post
  24. 231 OCU Accidents - Bassingbourn

    Started by Robbo1966, 11th July 2014 15:29
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    31st August 2014, 07:15 Go to last post
  25. Big Mystery Polish 'Karubin' 303sqn

    Started by david cullen, 8th January 2010 13:25
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    25th January 2010, 12:13 Go to last post
  26. Lt-Cdr Robin Julian GRANT-STURGIS (A) RNVR

    Started by COL BRUGGY, 15th May 2015 23:59
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    4th June 2015, 23:41 Go to last post
  27. Historical research on wooden bombs

    Started by Pierre A Courouble, 3rd May 2008 19:01
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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    10th May 2008, 07:54 Go to last post
  28. Mosquitos or Mosquitoes???

    Started by Steve Brew, 10th February 2010 05:47
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 5,625
    14th February 2010, 18:50 Go to last post
  29. Lancaster NN758

    Started by Gary Thomas, 14th September 2010 10:39
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
    • Views: 11,375
    9th September 2015, 09:51 Go to last post

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