Welcome to the RAFCommands Forums.
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.
5th June 2023, 17:32
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).
5th June 2023, 15:41
All threads related to the period prior to the Second World War are to be posted here. The RAF in the 1920s and 30s!
31st May 2023, 17:15
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.
24th May 2023, 05:41
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.
12th May 2023, 16:47
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
PRU Mission – 13 February 1944
12th April 2023, 20:48
This Category lists RAFCommands Member's Research Projects - Books, Data Projects, Websites and other efforts. Additional Forums include Book reviews, Website reviews, Research Services etc
The Forums have several members who are amateur and professional researchers. Some of us have published research works, while others are still in the progress. Senior members of the forum are invited to post threads about their books, or book projects , take queries about contents, post updates on progress etc. The Book/Book Projects must be relevant to the Royal Air Force or its commonwealth counterparts. This is not a forum for drive by posting. if you have joined the community just to post in this forum and have not actively contributed to our forum then the posting may be deleted. Use the "Books Discussion" forum to post such one off threads.
6th May 2023, 06:21
Biographies of Commonwealth Air Force Officers, Profiles, and unpublished award citations
23rd May 2023, 21:09
Ongoing Data Projects started by RAFCommands members and any specialized websites and resources used for research.
19th May 2023, 13:49
Discussions, Queries, News on Archives (NA/PRO, DoRIS, RAFMuseum, IWM, AWM and other National Archives). Questions on "How to" go about using an archive, or a research tool etc are covered here.
30th May 2023, 22:06
Websites relevant to the researching of Royal Air Force Operations. Discussions on various online web references encouraged here.
27th February 2023, 11:45
This forum was formerly known as "Useful Books and Research Material". To ease the search of material, a new Forum for Websites - News, Reviews and Discussions will be created where all the information on websites will be moved.
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25th February 2023, 21:55
This section will have threads related to Forum News, Feedback and Site Updates.
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1st May 2023, 17:25
Welcome to our newest member, Stanley61