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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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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: POW and Evaders Database Work

    Started by Jagan, 8th February 2019 13:14
    33 Pages
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    • Replies: 328
    • Views: 45,661
    27th February 2024, 16:31 Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Aircraft Losses Database Corrections

    Started by davew, 8th July 2021 14:49
    15 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 15
    • Replies: 145
    • Views: 21,434
    27th February 2024, 15:07 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Probable Disruption of Forum and Site - Feb 7th or later

    Started by Jagan, 5th February 2023 15:31
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,016
    31st October 2023, 15:59 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Form 1180 Accident Card Database - on RAFCommands

    Started by Jagan, 26th August 2023 19:51
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 979
    26th August 2023, 19:51 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Abbreviation Reference

    Started by munro, 8th May 2010 17:47
    25 Pages
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    • Replies: 244
    • Views: 143,123
    7th May 2023, 17:33 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: RAF Awards Database (04 July 2021: M-in-D Update)

    Started by Jagan, 23rd December 2019 13:42
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 38,604
    16th April 2023, 17:14 Go to last post
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 30
    28th February 2024, 12:53 Go to last post
  1. Meaning of 'IRB' in logbook

    Started by Russell Robshaw, 27th February 2024 16:16
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 113
    28th February 2024, 11:57 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 9
    28th February 2024, 11:37 Go to last post
  2. Whitley N1462 shotdown 17/18 June 1941

    Started by lancaster, 3rd June 2010 03:06
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,121
    28th February 2024, 10:02 Go to last post
  3. Hampden AT195 489 Squadron

    Started by Phil Listemann, 28th February 2024 09:28
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 19
    28th February 2024, 09:28 Go to last post
  4. Double Berlin-Trip Mosquitoes

    Started by ianh, 24th February 2024 20:37
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 160
    27th February 2024, 22:17 Go to last post
  5. F/L Brian David 'Titch' HANNAFIN RAF (1921-2005), 63460

    Started by DermJKel, 26th February 2024 11:29
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 94
    27th February 2024, 21:56 Go to last post
  6. Army Commissioning

    Started by Resmoroh, 26th February 2024 11:52
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 216
    27th February 2024, 21:40 Go to last post
  7. Hawker Hurricane anomalies

    Started by Andy Marden, 29th April 2021 18:15
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 3,783
    27th February 2024, 18:42 Go to last post
  8. Wellington 1c T2993 of 38 Squadron on April 20th 1941?

    Started by wwrsimon, 27th February 2024 12:31
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 51
    27th February 2024, 17:09 Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 104
    27th February 2024, 15:30 Go to last post
  9. Seeking ID of 222 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Started by Tom Semenza, 23rd February 2024 19:12
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 169
    27th February 2024, 15:06 Go to last post
  10. Who Is 'F/O G A Coombes" RAAF

    Started by paulmcmillan, 27th February 2024 12:53
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 43
    27th February 2024, 13:48 Go to last post
  11. Seeking confirmation

    Started by Alex Smart, 25th February 2024 23:39
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 94
    26th February 2024, 23:39 Go to last post
  12. Courts of Inquiry - location

    Started by 78SqnHistory, 26th February 2024 11:37
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 75
    26th February 2024, 22:15 Go to last post
  13. Deviations in "Height", flown vs. Flight Plan.

    Started by JDCAVE, 23rd February 2024 19:54
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 145
    26th February 2024, 16:14 Go to last post
  14. H A Hard and W M Hard (Al's Brother)

    Started by NickFenton, 9th June 2009 18:50
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 994
    26th February 2024, 13:37 Go to last post
  15. Badge below medal ribbons

    Started by Russell Robshaw, 25th February 2024 12:12
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 114
    25th February 2024, 13:45 Go to last post
  16. 1939-1945 Aircrew Europe Star

    Started by ClintCoffey, 15th February 2024 00:00
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 349
    25th February 2024, 13:31 Go to last post
  17. Lancaster Bomber shoots down a V1 rocket

    Started by barnsley, 23rd February 2024 18:05
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 141
    25th February 2024, 09:04 Go to last post
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 45
    24th February 2024, 23:56 Go to last post
  18. 410722 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-07-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 23rd February 2024 21:29
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 95
    24th February 2024, 23:06 Go to last post
  19. Fokker TV8 combat with Ju88

    Started by brian, 24th February 2024 10:48
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 73
    24th February 2024, 22:05 Go to last post
  20. Looking for details on RNZAF aircrew

    Started by Phil Listemann, 24th February 2024 13:41
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 70
    24th February 2024, 18:35 Go to last post
  21. 410723 - Unaccounted Airmen - 23-07-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 23rd February 2024 21:30
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 65
    24th February 2024, 17:15 Go to last post
  22. No. 62 Squadron RAF 1948-1949

    Started by CZ_RAF, 4th February 2024 09:11
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 69
    24th February 2024, 16:16 Go to last post
  23. 410724 - Unaccounted Airwoman and Airmen - 24-07-1941

    Started by Alex Smart, 23rd February 2024 21:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 48
    24th February 2024, 11:17 Go to last post
  24. RAF Scampton in 1940 - Info Required

    Started by Timobeanie, 22nd February 2024 16:36
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 139
    24th February 2024, 10:07 Go to last post
  25. "Rest" Periods - Early 1944

    Started by bluefish, 23rd February 2024 08:53
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 79
    23rd February 2024, 19:34 Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,431
    23rd February 2024, 17:28 Go to last post

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