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The following are topics and subjects covered by this area: -

Orders of Battles - details of units controlled by Home and Overseas Commands 1920-1945

RAF Abbreviations - Common abbreviations used in RAF Service Records

RAF Casualties - Listings of RAF Personnel killed whilst in service giving circumstances were known, covering the period 1918 to the present day.  There are now over 131,000 personnel listed in this section, the majority of which will include details of the circumstances of death.

Cranwell Graduation Lists - This currently gives details of those officers who graduated from the RAF College Cranwell. from 1920 to 1940 and 1948 to 1962.

Unit Personnel/Equipment/Locations - Listings of Officers allocated to RAF units from April 1920 to May 1939 (Air Ministry - 1970) (Currently covering almost all units between 1920 and 1939 and Commands and Groups from 1918 to 1970)  This section includes organisational charts from Ministry down to Wing level up to 1945

Radar and Signals Units - Details of UK based CH, CHL, CHEL and GCI Radar stations

Monthly Air Force Lists - This section will contain scans of complete editions of the Monthly Air Force List (Currently December 1926 is available)

Maps - This section shows the disposition of stations within certain Home Commands and Groups

RAF Expansion Schemes - This section currently gives details of the various expansion schemes planned between 1934 and 1939

Aircraft Serial Allocations - This section lists the aircraft allocated to each squadron and major training unit, currently covering the range J1-T9999 and many from the previous ranges.

The expansion of this section will include:

Orders of Battles - These will be extended to cover the post 1945 period as well as increasing the points of reference between 1920 and 1944

Radar and Signals Units - This will be extended with details of other UK and overseas based Radar and Signals units.

Cranwell Graduation Lists - This section will be expanded to give details of those officers who graduated from the RAF College Cranwell. from 1948 to 1973.

Maps - This section will be expanded to include other Commands, both Home and Overseas.                                                                        

RAF Expansion Schemes - This section will be increased by the addition of post 1945 expansion schemes.

Aircraft Serial Allocations - This section will be expanded to cover the whole serial ranges used from 1918 to the present day.

If any members have any suggestions for other topics, I would be please to receive them and see what can be done

This page was last updated on using FrontPage 2003 17/03/16

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