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 the Air Ministry, Commands, Groups, Wings, Stations, Squadrons, Schools and Colleges) 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-K9999 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 Depots, Maintenance Units, Flights, Establishments and a multitude of miscellaneous 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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