Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation
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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 1920-1944
RAF Abbreviations - Common abbreviations used in RAF Service Records
RAF Casualties - Listings of RAF Personnel killed whilst in service giving circumstances were known. Currently covering the periods 1918- 1957. There will eventually be 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 - Jul 1945) (Currently covering almost all units between 1920 and 1939 and Commands an Groups from 1918 to 1945) This section includes organisational charts from Ministry down to Wing level
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-N9999 and many from the previous ranges.
The expansion of this section will include:
Orders of Battles - These will be extended to cover the post 1944 period as well as increasing the points of reference between 1920 and 1944
RAF Casualties - Work is underway to add 1960 to the present day.
Unit Personnel/Equipment/Locations - This will be extended to cover all units.
Radar and Signals Units - This will be extended with details of other UK and overseas based Radar and Signals units.
Monthly Air Force Lists - This section will eventually include August 1920, April 1922, May 1923, August 1928, December 1929, January 1934, August 1936, as well as those currently available on CD - May 1918, August 1919, April 1921, May 1924,
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
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