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What's New 2020?

[What was new - last year]


Week ending -  24 May 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 125 Airfield/Wing, No 126 Airfield/Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 15 Wing/Sector, No 22 Wing/Sector, No 125 Airfield/Wing, No 126 Airfield/Wing, No 1304 Wing, RAF Regiment, No 1305 Wing, RAF Regiment, No 1309 Wing, RAF Regiment, No 101 Mobile Dental Unit, No 102 Mobile Dental Unit, No 505 (C) MSU, No 5056 (C) MSU, No 403 RSU, No 5010 (C) MSU, No 5011 (C) MSU, No 410 RSU, No 5009 (G) MSU, No 83 Group Control Centre,

Photos have been added to the following entries: -

OCs/Wg Cdr Flying revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Evere, RAF Kenley, RAF Redhill, RAF Warmwell, No 602 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 2703 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2726 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2765 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2805 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2817 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2834 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2878 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2879 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2880 Sqn RAF Regiment, No 2881 Sqn RAF Regiment, J H Lapsley, J Rankin, J E Johnson,


Week ending -  17 May 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - Aircraft Depot - India, No 1 (India) MU, No 301 MU, Heston Flight, No 2 Camouflage Unit, Photographic Development Unit, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, No 4 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, No 39 Wing, No 61 Wing, No 122 Airfield/Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - Aircraft Depot - India, No 1 (India) MU/No 301 MU, No 320 MU, No 407 AFAP, Heston Flight, No 2 Camouflage Unit, Photographic Development Unit, Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, No 4 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, No 39 Wing, No 5 Mobile Film Processing Section, No 516 (G) Mobile Signals Unit, No 6168 Servicing Echelon, No 6400 Servicing Echelon, No 5253 MSU, No 5254 MSU, No 61 Wing, No 483 Group Control Centre, No 307 MSSU, No 122 Airfield/Wing,

Photos have been added to the following entries: - No 202 Sqn,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Drigh Road, No 1306 Wing, RAF Regiment, No 2734 Sqn, RAF Regiment,

New/Revised entries added for: - No 2734 Sqn, RAF Regiment, A H W Ball, H A C Bird-Wilson, J A Boret, A Earle, J H L Blount, E H Fielden, K W Godfrey, N C S Rutter, A C Stewart, I S Stockwell, G W Tuttle,

One Guest Book entry added


Week ending -  10 May 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: -  No 61 Group, No 70 Group, No 71 Group, No 72 Group, No 221 Group, No 222 Group, No 223 Group, No 225 Group, No 75 Wing,

Various entries have been revised or added Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 23 Wing, No 75 Wing, No 170 Wing, No 175 Wing, No 1416 Flight, No 1 AA Practice Camp, No 2 AA Practice Camp, No 3 AA Practice Camp, No 517 AMES, No 12 WIS, No 2 HM W/T Unit, Nos 1 - 4 Servicing Flights, Nos 1 - 8 Servicing Flight Sections,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 2 Group, No 72 Group, No 221 Group, No 222 Group, No 225 Group, RAF Koggala, RAF Mingaladon, RAF Ratmalana, RAF Snailwell, No 258 Sqn, No 261 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - RAF Asansol, RAF Chakulia, RAF China Bay, RAF Cholavarum, RAF Cuttack, RAF Juhu, RAF Santa Cruz, RAF Mingaladon, RAF Minneriya, RAF Ondal, RAF Pandaveswar, RAF Ranchi, RAF St Thomas' Mount, RAF Salbani, W A D Brook, C R Carr, D Colyer, G B Dacre, J H D'Albiac, H A FentonP C Fletcher, L Fox, A Gray, T C R Higgins, J F Hobler, H J F Hunter, A F Hutton, C T Jackaman, R B Jordan, H S Kerby, A Lees, E R Manning, S J Marchbank, A W B McDonald, F J W Mellersh, J D Melvin, E G L Millington, R L Mills, R A R Rae, J C Russell, N C S Rutter, N C Singer, D F Stevenson, C M Stewart, W P Sutcliffe, S R Ubee, J B M Wallis, A H Wann, F Woolley,

One Guest Book entry added


Week ending -  3 May 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 16 Group, No 22 Group, Air Component of the BEF,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 22 Group, RAF Sumburgh,

New/Revised entries added for: - RAF Abbotsinch, RAF Bircham Newton, RAF Boscombe Down, RAF Calshot, RAF Catterick, RAF Farnborough, E L Colbeck-Welch, RAF Donibristle, RAF Felixstowe, RAF Leuchars, RAF Mount Batten, RAF Oban, RAF Pembroke Dock, RAF Wick, A S Barratt, G P Chamberlain, A N Gallehawk, T A Langford-Sainsbury, N D K MacEwen, P C Maltby, H Waring

Four requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  26 Apr 2020

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 13 Group, No 14 Group, No 15 Group,

Photos have been added to entries in the Unit History section of the Members Area: - West Africa Communications Sqn,

Photos have been added to the following entries: - No 31 OTU,

New/Revised entries added for: - RAF Aldergrove, RAF Calshot, RAF Felixstowe, RAF Hooton Park, RAF Limavady, RAF Mount Batten, RAF Oban, RAF Pembroke Dock, RAF St Eval, RAF Stranraer, RAF Tangmere, R L R Atcherley, J A Boret, A G P Brightmore, W D Disbrey, P F Fullard, A N Gallehawk, R E Saul,


Week ending -  19 Apr 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 5 Group, No 9 Group, No 10 Group, No 11 Group, No 12 Group,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 11 Group,

New/Revised entries added for: - RAF Coltishall, RAF Lindholme, RAF Speke, No 2819 Sqn RAF Regiment, W J M Akerman, F R Drew, W S Gardner, A Gray, P B Joubert de la Ferte, C L King, T L Leigh-Mallory, A C H MacLean, H W Mermagen, K R Park, H M Probyn, A P Ritchie, R G Seymour, W C Sheen, L A Wear, W L Welsh,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.

Two Guest Book entries added


Week ending -  12 Apr 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - HQ Coastal Command, Wessex Bombing Area, Western Area, Central Area, No 1 Group, No 2 Group, No 3 Group, No 4 Group,

Various entries have been revised or added Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 72 Wing, No 76 Wing, No 201 Wing,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 2 Group, No 4 Group, RAF Aldergrove, RAF Finningley, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Upwood, No 38 Sqn, No 214 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - Central Area, Western Area, No 2 Group, RAF Abbotsinch, RAF Aldergrove, RAF Andover, RAF Bassingbourn, RAF Boscombe Down, RAF Cottesmore, RAF Dishforth, RAF Driffield, RAF Feltwell, RAF Finningley, RAF Honington, RAF Hucknall, RAF Kemble, RAF Leconfield, RAF Mildenhall, RAF Newton, RAF Stradishall, RAF Syerston, RAF Turnhouse, RAF Upwood, RAF Waddington, RAF Worthy Down, RAF Wyton, C D Adams, J J Breen, E S Butler, W B Callaway, L H Cockey, A Coningham, H A Constantine, W A Coryton, H L Crichton, F P Don, W S Gardner, O R Gayford, E S Goodwin, H Gordon-Dean, J A Gray, V E Groom, A T Harris, P H Holmes, R Kellett, H S Kerby, F J Linnell, H P Lloyd, D M T Macdonald, R L G Marix, R B Maycock, M D Ommanney, R D Oxland, G J C Paul, L G S Payne, P H L Playfair, R L Ragg, R G Seymour, W C Sheen, C R Steele, B E Sutton, M Thomas, H K Thorold, T C Traill, D J Waghorn, E F Waring,M WatsonT M Williams,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  5 Apr 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - AHQ Bengal, No 87 Sqn, No 88 Sqn, No 92 Sqn, No 98 Sqn, No 99 Sqn,

Various entries have been revised or added Unit Histories section of the Members Area, including: - No 21 Aircraft Depot,

Individual codes added to the Aircraft Serials section for the following units (Members Area): -  No 86 Sqn, No 90 Sqn, No 97 Sqn, No 100 Sqn,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 221 Group, RAF Pembrey, No 81 Sqn, No 87 Sqn, No 88 Sqn, No 97 Sqn, No 98 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - S S Benson, A R Churchman, A D Frank, L W G Gill, A L Gregory, E D Johnson, F J Linnell, A McKee, M D Ommanney, A L A Perry-Keene, T R B Pierce, J R Rhys-Jones, D N Roberts, A D Rogers, P J Sanders, H V Satterly, F S Stapleton, D F Stevenson, D H Sutton, T R Thomas, H E Walker, T M Williams, G E Wilson,

One request for help has been added to the Help Wanted section.


Week ending -  29 Mar 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 77 Sqn, No 78 Sqn, No 79 Sqn, No 82 Sqn, No 83 Sqn, No 85 Sqn,

Individual codes added to the Aircraft Serials section for the following units (Members Area): - No 49 Sqn, No 83 Sqn,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 82 Sqn, No 83 Sqn, No 85 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - Earl of Bandon, D A Boyle, G T B Clayton, M B Frew, R Harrison, G T Jarman, J C Macdonald, E J Morris, C C McMullen, H V Satterly, W P Sutcliffe, S H Ware, J N H Whitworth,


Week ending -  22 Mar 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (Jul-Dec 1946 and 1947).  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area, including: - No 10 Sqn, No 76 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - W J Burnett, D G Evans, S Graham, L M Hodges, R L Topp,


Week ending -  15 Mar 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (1945 and Jan-Jun 1946).  (Members only).

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 15 Sqn, No 20 Sqn,

One request for help has been added to the Help Wanted section.


Week ending -  8 Mar 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (completion of 1944).  (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for: - A W F Glenny,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Middle Wallop,

Two requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  1 Mar 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (first half of 1944).  (Members only).

Photos have been added to entries in the Unit History section of the Members Area: - No 122 Wing,

New/Revised entries added for: - P G Jameson,

Details of one new Reunion has been added to the Reunions Section.

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  23 Feb 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area for the period 1922 - 1923, including: - No 3 Flying Training School, School of Naval Co-operation and Aerial Navigation, Seaplane Training School, School of Photography, No 1 School of Technical Training, School of Technical Training (Men), RAF School - India, Aircraft Depot - Egypt, Aircraft Depot - India, Inland Area Aircraft Depot, Aircraft Park - Iraq, Aircraft Depot - Iraq, MT Repair Depot, Engine Repair Depot, No 1 Stores Depot, No 3 Stores Depot, No 4 Stores Depot, Stores Depot - Egypt, Stores Depot - Iraq, Aircraft Park -India, Central Supply Depot, Base Supply Depot, Ordnance Depot, Supply Depot - Palestine, School of Physical Training, RAF Depot, Aircraft Factory, No 29 Group, Air Pilotage School, C & M Party - Cattewater, C & M Party - Digby, C & M Party - Donibristle, Central Pay Office, Central Air Communications Section, General Service Pay Office, No 8 Flying Training School, No 122 Wing,

New/Revised entries added for: - E B Addison, J A Boret, L E O Charlton, J S Chick, A D Davies, H H Down, William MacN Foster, C F H Grace, J A Gray, O K Griffin, R Ivelaw-Chapman B J Jackson, E J Kingston-McClaughry, H Leedham, R L G Marix, A D Panton, A L A Perry-Keene, W G W Prall, A J Rankin, W E V Richards, G Scarrott, M J D Stear, H E Walker, C B Wincott, P J Wiseman, R A Young,

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  16 Feb 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (1943).  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area for the period 1921 - 1923, including: - Air Control Commission (Bulgaria), Irish Stores Centre, Instrument Design Establishment, No 12 Sqn, Seaplane Repair Base, Aircraft Factory, No 3 Group, No 3 Sqn, Airship Base Howden, Electrical and Wireless School, Central Flying School, No 1 Flying Training School, Air Pilotage School, Armament & Gunnery School, Staff College, School of Army Co-operation, School of Balloon Training, RAF (Cadet) College, Central Flying School, Electrical and Wireless School, No 1 Flying Training School, No 2 Flying Training School, No 4 Flying Training School, No 5 Flying Training School,

New/Revised entries added for: - F J Fressanges, D F H Grocott, N A P Prichett,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Linton-on-Ouse,


Week ending -  9 Feb 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised Cranwell Graduation section of the Members Area.

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Aston Down,


Week ending -  2 Feb 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (1943).  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area including: - No 226 Sqn,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Catfoss,

Two requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  26 Jan 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area including: - No 1 Armament Training Camp/Station, Recruits Sub Depot Catfoss, Central Gunnery School,

New/Revised entries added for: - G R Magill, J F Roulston, M J D Stear, RAF Catfoss,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Catfoss, RAF Leconfield, No 223 Sqn,

One request for help has been added to the Help Wanted section.


Week ending -  19 Jan 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (1942).  (Members only).

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Locations section of the Members Area including: - RAF Worthy Down, No 74 Sqn, No 75 Sqn,

New/Revised entries added for: - E S Goodwin, D D'A A Greig, W H Merton, J A Tester,

OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 75 Sqn,

Two requests from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  12 Jan 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised (1942).  (Members only).

One request from people looking for ex-colleagues/friends has been added to the Looking for someone section.


Week ending -  5 Jan 2020

Various entries in the Casualties section have been revised.  (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for: - C S Burnett,


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