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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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  2. All threads related to the period prior to the Second World War are to be posted here. The RAF in the 1920s and 30s!

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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: Faces of the Fallen - Submit Photos of the CWGC Recorded Airmen

    Started by Jagan, 6th September 2023 23:11
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 127
    25th September 2023, 19:38 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Aircraft Losses Database Corrections

    Started by davew, 8th July 2021 13:49
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 10
    • Replies: 98
    • Views: 11,393
    13th September 2023, 03:09 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Form 1180 Accident Card Database - on RAFCommands

    Started by Jagan, 26th August 2023 18:51
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 174
    26th August 2023, 18:51 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: POW and Evaders Database Work

    Started by Jagan, 8th February 2019 12:14
    33 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 33
    • Replies: 321
    • Views: 36,505
    25th August 2023, 23:19 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 16:47
    25 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 25
    • Replies: 244
    • Views: 134,378
    7th May 2023, 16:33 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (04 July 2021: M-in-D Update)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 12:42
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 28,450
    16th April 2023, 16:14 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Probable Disruption of Forum and Site - Feb 7th or later

    Started by Jagan, 5th February 2023 14:31
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 267
    5th February 2023, 15:41 Go to last post
  1. 410518 - Unaccounted Airmen - 18-05-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 22nd September 2023 23:28
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 92
    30th September 2023, 22:51 Go to last post
  2. Medical gradings

    Started by Terry, 30th September 2023 21:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 24
    30th September 2023, 22:47 Go to last post
  3. Hanover Raid 27 September 1943

    Started by Theletterwriter, 28th September 2023 12:12
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 78
    30th September 2023, 22:46 Go to last post
  4. 410522 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-05-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 29th September 2023 17:12
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 44
    30th September 2023, 14:13 Go to last post
  5. I.D a RCAF Navigator

    Started by Steve Smith, 30th September 2023 13:23
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 31
    30th September 2023, 14:08 Go to last post
  6. Dakota III to Dakota IV conversion

    Started by Franek Grabowski, 25th September 2023 00:18
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 422
    30th September 2023, 03:26 Go to last post
  7. 410521 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-05-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 29th September 2023 17:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 28
    29th September 2023, 17:10 Go to last post
  8. 410520 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-05-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 29th September 2023 17:08
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 25
    29th September 2023, 17:08 Go to last post
  9. AM Form 78 abbreviations

    Started by Steve Smith, 28th September 2023 19:53
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 89
    29th September 2023, 13:10 Go to last post
  10. Sgt. (later W/O) W. Cook 603 and 164 Sqns.

    Started by Tom Semenza, 29th September 2023 01:13
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 57
    29th September 2023, 01:13 Go to last post
  11. Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Started by Tom Semenza, 21st September 2023 18:04
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 430
    28th September 2023, 18:04 Go to last post
  12. RAF Abbreviation Help

    Started by jonny, 26th September 2023 18:27
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 103
    28th September 2023, 15:07 Go to last post
  13. Anson crash and Robert W. Bradford

    Started by HughAHalliday, 27th September 2023 23:01
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 160
    28th September 2023, 14:52 Go to last post
  14. RAF Motor Transport Schools

    Started by Roundhead, 22nd September 2023 12:13
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 112
    28th September 2023, 02:04 Go to last post
  15. Possible Wellington found

    Started by Alex Smart, 27th September 2023 12:08
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 117
    27th September 2023, 13:30 Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 979
    26th September 2023, 08:00 Go to last post
  16. Nav Logs and Charts…

    Started by JDCAVE, 22nd March 2023 00:59
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 230
    24th September 2023, 21:55 Go to last post
  17. 58 Squadron October 1940

    Started by Steve Smith, 22nd September 2023 19:46
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 140
    24th September 2023, 18:34 Go to last post
  18. 215 Sq ORB 1956

    Started by Toml, 12th January 2013 19:00
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 4,920
    23rd September 2023, 20:15 Go to last post
  19. 410517 - Unaccounted Airmen - 17-05-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 22nd September 2023 23:24
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 159
    23rd September 2023, 19:26 Go to last post
  20. 410519 - Unaccounted Airmen - 19 - 05 - 1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 22nd September 2023 23:30
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 57
    23rd September 2023, 19:20 Go to last post
  21. WO208 files

    Started by Bob, 23rd September 2023 12:21
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 71
    23rd September 2023, 12:21 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 178
    23rd September 2023, 08:58 Go to last post
  22. Assistance with French underground/escape line queries

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 22nd September 2023 20:19
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 57
    22nd September 2023, 20:19 Go to last post
  23. Works Flights at 15OTU

    Started by petertking, 22nd September 2023 15:04
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 55
    22nd September 2023, 15:04 Go to last post
  24. Ken Marshall - Author and researcher

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 21st September 2023 20:04
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 130
    22nd September 2023, 06:47 Go to last post
  25. Locations of navigational beacons 1944

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 19th September 2023 20:23
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 405
    21st September 2023, 21:45 Go to last post
  26. Abbreviation request -> AAP

    Started by jilon905, 20th September 2023 13:34
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 220
    21st September 2023, 21:29 Go to last post
  27. RAF Advance Air Striking Force //// RAF in France 1939- 1940

    Started by alexandre, 20th September 2023 13:22
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 247
    21st September 2023, 21:20 Go to last post
  28. RCAF Operational tour of duty length

    Started by Welshbob, 4th August 2020 13:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 963
    21st September 2023, 20:01 Go to last post

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