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What's New 2017?

What Was New:- [2016]


Week ending - 23 Jul 2017

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

The revised Vehicles section has now had photos added and technical details have begun to added, beginning with AP2782, Group 1. (Members only).

Week ending - 16 Jul 2017

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

The revised and expanded Vehicles section has been published to the Members' Area but a full listing of vehicles has been retaining in the Public Area.

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Carlisle

Week ending - 9 Jul 2017

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

New/Revised entries added for the following: - H W Mermagen, W J Millington,

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Brize Norton, RAF Leconfield,

Two new requests for help in the Help Wanted section.

Week ending - 2 Jul 2017

The last two weeks has been spent preparing new material for adding to the RAF Vehicles section, but it is not yet ready for publication.

Week ending - 18 June 2017

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

The next batch of serials (FA100 - FZ999 range) has been added to the Aircraft Serials section (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for the following: - C C M Baker, C D A Browne, D F M Browne, J R Burges, G A Chesworth, H D Hall, A C Impey, D C A Lloyd, M H Miller, E J Morris, A A N Nicholson, D C H Simmons, R C Simpson, G T Smeaton, D A Trotman, E S Williams, K A C Wirdnam,

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Masirah,

Revised Canberra images have been added to the following entries: - No 192 Sqn,

Week ending - 18 June 2017

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

Whilst very little new or updated material has been published to the site this week, a great deal of work has been undertaken on expanding the Aircraft Serials section but it is not yet ready for publishing.

Week ending - 11 June 2017

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

New unit histories have added to the Miscellaneous/Personnel section. (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for the following: - P S Collins, H Eeles, M R Williams, C V Winn, No 15 Sqn,

OCs added to the following entries: - No 83 Group, RAF Drem, RAF Waddington,

A new recipient has been added to the Military Cross section

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

Week ending - 4 June 2017

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

Whilst very little new or updated material has been published to the site this week, a great deal of work has been undertaken on expanding the Vehicles section but is not yet ready for publishing.

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

Week ending - 28 May 2017

Following the migration of the site to a new hosting provider a new navigation system is being implemented and at the same time a full review of the site is being carried out to identify any broken links or missing elements.  If visitors experience any problems please let me know using the 'Contact Me' button above.

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

Additional vehicles and profiles have been added to the B-Vehicles section.

One new request for help in the Help Wanted section.

24 May 2017

Due to e-mail issues the website was moved to a new hosting provider yesterday but the the unavailability of Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions on the new server has introduced new issues, which will take some time to fully resolve.  For the time being the navigation panel shown above will only be available on a limited number of pages and visitors will need to return to one of these pages or the Menu page.

21 May 2017

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

Additional vehicles and profiles have been added to the B-Vehicles section.

14 May 2017

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

More tables showing Personnel strengths between 1939 and 1945 have been added to the Personnel, Manning and Training section. (Members only).

Details of RAF armoured vehicles have been added to the vehicles section.

Additional vehicles and profiles have been added to the B-Vehicles section.

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Westcott,

7 May 2017

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

Tables showing Personnel strengths between 1919 and 1945 have been added to the Personnel, Manning and Training section. (Members only).

Technical details have been added to the following vehicle sections: - Ambulances, Cars, Coaches, Cranes, Motor Cycles, Tankers, Tractors, Trucks, Vans,

The RAF badge sections has been reinstated using badges from the original artist (Steve Clements) and new ones from the RAF Heraldry Trust produced by Mary Denton and reproduced with their permission.

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

30 Apr 2017

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

Additional information has been added to various radar/signals unit histories, particularly in regard of 2nd Tactical Air Force units. (Members only).

Images of different radar types have been added to the Ground Radar Nomenclature page. (Members only).

A map of Fighter Command sectors in October 1940 has been added to the Maps section. (Members only).

Duties of Signals Branch and Signals Directorate departments have been added to Air Ministry listings for July 1936, July 1937, April 1940 and July 1943. (Members only).

A comparison in the strength and composition of No 26 Group between February 1942 and June 1943 has been added to its personnel listing section. (Members only).

Revised entries with additional data have been added for large numbers of signals units. (Members only).

A new section on Personnel, Manning and Training has been added, beginning with details of RAF Trade Groups from 1919 to 1944. (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for the following: - No 26 Group, No 80 Wing, No 81 Wing, No 105 Wing, RAF Leighton Buzzard,

23 Apr 2017

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

Revised entries with additional data have been added for large numbers of signals units. (Members only).

What is considered to be a full list of ground based radar stations involved in control and reporting between 1937 and 1945 has been added to the site. (Members only).

Photos have been added to the various vehicle pages.

16 Apr 2017

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

Signals units have been listed at airfield locations in Algeria, Italy and Tunisia . (Members only).

Revised entries with additional data have been added for large numbers of signals units together with descriptions of the various radar ground stations. (Members only).

Maps showing the movements of signals units from D-Day to February 1945 have been added. (Members only).

Photos have been added to the following pages: - H C T Dowding,

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Changi,

Two new requests for help in the Help Wanted section.

9 Apr 2017

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

The maps showing airfield locations and Group boundaries have been revised to permit them to work in a range of browsers. (Members only).

A map showing the location of radar site in India (March 1943) has been added (Members only).

The Vehicles section has had technical data added and has been split into separate elements covering each group of vehicle.

New/Revised entries added for the following: - P J Cabourne,

Two petitions have been brought to my attention, both of which I consider to be worthy causes, please feel free to view them and support them if you feel inclined.

Mannock VC petition - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/191594

Bomber Command Memorial petition - https://petitionparliament.uk/petitions/190036

2 Apr 2017

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

More profiles have been added to RAF MT Vehicles.

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Deversoir, RAF Digby, RAF North Coates, RAF Salalah, RAF Thorney Island, RAF Hospital Wroughton,

Revised maps are being added to the Airfields section. (Members only).

26 Mar 2017

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

A new section has been added covering RAF MT Vehicles.

New/Revised entries added for the following: - A W Bigsworth, G R Bromet, R Gordon, R K Orrock, G M Paine, R C Wansborough,

OCs added to the following entries: - DCAeE, RAF Cosford, RAF Lossiemouth, RAF Marham, RAF Odiham, No 2 Sqn, No 70 Sqn, No 141 Sqn,

19 Mar 2017

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

Names and links added to the following airfield location maps: - East Africa, Eastern Europe, Far East Area, France/Belgium/Germany (1914-1920), France (1939-1940), France (1944-1945), France (South), Germany, Greece and Aegean Islands, Iceland, Central India, South India and Ceylon, Morocco, North India, North-West Frontier, Iraq and Iran, Italy (North) Italy (South), Levant, the Low Countries, Malaya and Singapore, Mediterranean Islands, North Russia, Persian Gulf, Red Sea area, Scandinavia, South Russia, Western Front (1914-1918). (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for the following: - R J Davenport,

12 Mar 2017

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

New airfield location maps have been added for the Far East, France and the Western Front, Morocco/Gibraltar, Persian Gulf, Southern Africa, West Africa.  (Members only).

Names and links added to the following airfield location maps: - Aden, Atlantic area, Australia, Burma, South Africa and West Africa,  (Members only).

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Leuchars, No 10 Sqn,

One new request for help in the Help Wanted section.

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

One new entry in the Guest Book,

5 Mar 2017

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

New airfield location maps have been added for the Atlantic area, Ceylon, East Africa, France 1940, France 1944-45, Germany, Greece and the Aegean, India - Central, India - South, India - North West, Iraq and Iran, Italy - South, Italy - North, Levant, the Low Countries, Malaya, Mediterranean Islands, Sicily and Singapore. (Members only)

One new request for help in the Help Wanted section.

26 Feb 2017

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

New airfield location maps have been added for Aden, Australia and Burma. (Members only)

OCs added to the following entries: - No 29 Sqn,

Photos have been added to the following pages: - No 82 Sqn,

Three new requests for help in the Help Wanted section.

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

19 Feb 2017

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

Orders of Battle have been added for August, September, October, November and December 1930 (Members only).

Orders of Battle have been added for January 1934 and July 1936 (Middle East), the latter to replace a missing item. (Members only)

A new section has been started that will show the locations of airfields used by the RAF and the units that operated from them. (Members only)

Photos have been added to the following pages: - No 71 Sqn, No 112 Sqn,

11 Feb 2017

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

Additional unit histories have been added to the Admin units, Maintenance units, Miscellaneous operational units, Personnel units, Photo-Film units and Signals units sections. (Members only).

The main and member' menus have been amended to improve navigation of both the public and members' area.

Photos have been added to the following pages: - G W Tuttle, No 252 Sqn,

A major 'housekeeping' exercise has been completed, repairing over 7000 faulty hyperlinks (out of 124,000)

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

5 Feb 2017

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

Additional unit histories have been added to the Admin and Medical units section. (Members only).

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

One new request for help in the Help Wanted section.

29 Jan 2017

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

Orders of Battle have been added for January, February, March, April, May and June 1925, March 1926 and September 1928 (Members only).

One new request for help in the Help Wanted section.

22 Jan 2017

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

New entries covering miscellaneous operational units, photographic/survey/meteorological units and Trials/Experimental units have been added to the Unit histories section. (Members only).

Revised entries covering signals unit have been added to the Unit histories section. (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for the following: - E G P Jeffery,

OCs added to the following entries: - Joint Helicopter CommandRAF College, RAF Halton, RAF High Wycombe, RAF Muharraq, RAF Northolt, No 10 Sqn,

One new request for help in the Help Wanted section.

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

15 Jan 2017

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

New entries covering Communication units, Co-operation/Target Facilities units, Aircraft Ferrying and Movements units and Medical related units have been added to the Unit histories section. (Members only).

8 Jan 2017

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

New entries covering Air Sea Rescue units, Balloon units and Base/Landing Ground/Airfield Support Units have been added to the Unit histories section. (Members only).

New/Revised entries added for the following: - M J E Swiney,

OCs added to the following entries: - RAF Dalcross, RAF West Freugh,

1 Jan 2017

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

New entries covering Admin and Personnel units have been added to the Unit histories section. (Members only).

One new entry in the Guest Book,

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