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What's New 2024?


Week ending -   14 Jul 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1944) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1944) added for: -


Week ending -   7 Jul 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1944) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1944) added for: -


Week ending -   30 Jun 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1943) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1943) added for: -

A new collection of photos have been added for RAF Hinaidi.


Week ending -   23 Jun 2024

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1943) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1943) added for: -

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


Week ending -   16 Jun 2024

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1943) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1943) added for: -

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


Week ending -   9 Jun 2024

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1943) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1940, 1941, 1942 & 1943) added for: -

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

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

One Guest Book entry added.


Week ending -   2 Jun 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1942) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD1551939, 1940 & 1942) added for: -


Week ending -   26 May 2024

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1942) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1942) added for: -

OCs added to: - RAF Benson,


Week ending -   19 May 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1942) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1942) added for: -

OC added to: - No 529 Sqn,

Badges added to the following Squadron histories - Nos 21-25 Sqns, Nos 31-35 Sqns, Nos 36-40 Sqns, Nos 46-50 Sqns,

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


Week ending -   12 May 2024

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

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1941) added for: -

New/Revised entries added for: -

Badges added to the following Squadron histories - Nos 1-5 Sqns, No 6-10 Sqns, Nos 11-15 Sqns, Nos 16-20 Sqns, Nos 21-25 Sqns, Nos 26-30 Sqns, Nos 31-35 Sqns, Nos 36-40 Sqns, Nos 41-45 Sqns,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Maintenance Units,

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


Week ending -   5 May 2024

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1941) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries (based on SD155/1941) added for: -

New/Revised entries added for: -

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Commands, Groups, Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units,


Week ending -   28 Apr 2024

Various entries have been revised or added (based on SD155/1941) to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries  (based on SD155/1941) added for: -


Week ending -   21 Apr 2024

Various entries have been revised or added to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries added for: -

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Commands, Groups, Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units, RAF Regiment, Signals Units, University Air Sqns,

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


Week ending -   14 Apr 2024

Various entries have been revised or added to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries added for: -


Week ending -   7 Apr 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Command, Groups and RAF Elements (part) for 1954 (January -December).

Various entries have been revised or added to the Unit Histories section of the Members Area.

New/Revised entries added for: - J W Allan, P M Brothers, A C Davies, A N Davis, P H Dunn, C M Fell, A Foden, D A Green, D McD Jannaway, E G Jones, J H Lapsley, R H A Leigh, D F Macdonald, A C L Mackie, H W Mermagen, E D McK Nelson, C D North-Lewis, D A Pocock, D M Somerville, N A Tait, J B Voyce, J R Whelan, F B Yetman, B P Young,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units, Signals Units, University Air  Sqns,


Week ending -   31 Mar 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry, Overseas Liaison Staffs and RAF Elements (part) for 1954 (January -December).

New/Revised entries added for: - D L Attlee, W F Beckwith, B A Casey, T N Coslett, R H E Emson, P Furniss, C H Hartley, F Hume, F S R Johnson, J E Johnson, P A Kennedy, G C Lamb, L D Mavor, K T Nicklin, H E Nowell, J A S Outhwaite, A D Panton, B W Parsons, P T Philpott, R A R Rae, B J R Roberts, J K Rotherham, F Rump, R C Simpson, H G Slade, G P S Thomas, P E Warcup,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Operational Training Units, Maintenance Units, Signals Units, Wings,


Week ending -   24 Mar 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Commands, Group, Colleges and RAF Elements for 1953 (January -December).

New/Revised entries added for: - J O Barnard, G G Barrett, B C Bennett, J H Chaplin, A E Clouston, H P Connolly, P H Cribb, S M Davidson, I J de la Plain, P H Dunn, J L W Ellacombe, R H E Emson, J W Frost, O Gradon, C E Hartley, W J Herrington, E G F Hill, P A Hughes, J A G Jackson, W I G Kerby, D N Kington-Blair-Oliphant, A H Mawer, J Miller, A D Mitchell, C E Ness, B W Parsons, F A Pearce, H W Penney, R J P Prichard, A M Ruston, W C Sheen, D C Stapleton, J A Tester, J G Topham, D A Trotman,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Hemswell, RAF North Luffenham,


Week ending -   17 Mar 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry and Overseas Liaison Staffs  for 1953 (January -December).

New/Revised entries added for: - No 2810 Sqn RAF Regiment, O D Allerton, M G Allott, B Ball, R N Bateson, D W Bayne, H E C Boxer, E S Butler, J H Chaplin, H H Chapman, W E Coles, J R Day, J C T Downey, A D Frank, B G Frow, K V Garside, H R Graham, T J Hanlon, V G A Hatcher, G W Hayes, G F W Heycock, H J Hickey, J A Holmes, H G Leonard-Williams, C V Mears, S W B Menaul, J B Russell, M C S Shepherd, C H Simpson, L H Snelling, E J H Starling, R C Storrar, D J Walliker, T Wharton, H N G Wheeler, C V Winn, J Worrall,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Marston Moor, RAF Riccall, No 72 Sqn

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Groups, Wings, Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units, Signals Units,

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

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


Week ending -   10 Mar 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for August, September, October, November and December 1952.

New/Revised entries added for: - R C Ayling, T H Blackham, H C D Blasbery, C C Darley, D B Fitzpatrick, A Foden, E L Frith, A J W Geddes, A Gollan, S H C Gray, R P Harding, G W Hayes, N E Hoad, G K Horner, W I C Inness, G T Jarman, N W Kearon, S W Lane, A R D MacDonell, J C MacDonald, A H Mawer, F R L Mellersh, J D Miller, L H Moulton, E Plumtree, J A Robinson, P H Roscoe, E J Smith, C G Stowell, G P S ThomasD J Walliker, K B S Willder, A L Winskill, P H G Wintle,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 63 Group, RAF Catterick,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Wings, Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units, Signals Units,

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


Week ending -   3 Mar 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for April, May, June and July 1952

New/Revised entries added for: - R Berry, B L Blofeld, J Cox, H Eeles, G D Garvin, J Grandy, A Griffiths, D F H Grocott, C E Hartley, I G S Hemming, J F Hobler, J E Innes-Crump, C T Jackaman, L A Jackson, A F Johnson, N W Kearon, W MacI King, D C McKinley, J H Lapsley, C V Mears, W D J Michie, S E D Mills, J L Mitchell, K T Nicklin, C D North-Lewis, M D Ommanney, A G Powell, P J Sanders, R Sorel-Cameron, F S Stapleton, G E Tweddle, L A Wear, C T Weir, J R Whelan, P H G Wintle, B P Young,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - RAF Debden,


Week ending -   25 Feb 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for January, February and March 1952.

New/Revised entries added for: - A G Adnams, P M Brothers, A H Chamberlain, P H Cribb, J F Davis, W L Dawson, A D Frank, A Griffiths, N E Hoad, W I G Kerby, J C MacDonald, J W McKelvey, C H Simpson, P Slocombe, P D G Terry,

One Guest Book entry added.

Details of one reunion added to the Reunions Section.


Week ending -   18 Feb 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, -  Commands and Groups for July, August and September 1951 and Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for October, November and December 1951

New/Revised entries added for: - J Barraclough, W F Beckwith, C A Bell, H G Blair, I R Campbell, F L Dodd, J G Flewett, A J W Geddes, D A Green, R K Hamblin, G W Hayes, A Hesketh, E G F Hill, L M Hodges, W H Hutton, E James, W MacI King, C R Lousada, W J Maggs, J E M Mould, A A N Nicholson, P T Philpott, J M N Pike, T W Piper, E Plumtree, D S Radford, E J Smith, E W Tacon, M C M Vaughan, P C Webb, T Wharton,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 23 Group,

Two Guest Book entries added.

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


Week ending -   11 Feb 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, -  Commands and Groups for January, February and March 1951, Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for April, May and June 1951and Air Ministry for July, August and September 1951.

New/Revised entries added for: - D L Amlot, R C Ayling, J E Bazalgette, C N H Bilney, P S Blockey, J D Breakey, H P Broad, R J B Burns, F L Dodd, A G Dudgeon, R G Dutton, B G Frow, M M Gardham, L W G Gill, G C Godfrey, K W Godfrey, O Gradon, J S Griffiths, B Hamilton, J H Harris, W S Hebden, E G F Hill, C R C Howlett, F S R Johnson, R C Jonas, R G Knott, E L G Le Dieu, C G Lott, J C MacDonald, P R Mallorie, C V Mears, J D Melvin, L P Moore, C D North-Lewis, B W Parsons, D F Rixson, P H Roscoe, H M Russell, R G Seymour, T P Seymour, G S Shaw, L H Snelling, F B Sowrey, T N Stack, W A Stagg, D C Stapleton, E J H Starling, N A Tait, F W Thompson, D J Walliker, E W Wright,

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 21 Group, No 90 Group,


Week ending -   4 Feb 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, -  Commands and Groups for July, August and September 1950, Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for October, November and December 1950 and Air Ministry for January, February and March 1951.

New/Revised entries added for: - L W C Bower, O T Boyd, G P H Carter, C L Courtney, H E Dicken, B G Dickinson, P C Fletcher, P Furniss, J O Gale, K V Garside, J R Gordon-Finlayson, J G Hawtrey, B P T Horsley, P A Hughes, S W R Hughes, W H Hutton, E James, E L G Le Dieu, H J Maguire, S J Marchbank, J J Murphy, T W Piper, A G Powell, A B Riall, J B Russell, C Scragg, J H Searby, A J Shelfoon, J H T Simpson, W A Stagg, C G Stowell, B E Sutton, J A Tester, P E Warcup,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Groups, Ground Training Units, Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units, Signals Units,

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


Week ending -   28 Jan 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Overseas Commands and all Groups for January, February and March 1950, Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for April, May and June 1950 and Air Ministry for July, August and September 1950.

New/Revised entries added for: - J W Allan, R C Ayling, F O Barrett, B C Bennett, B H Boon, C B E Burt-Andrews, E S Butler, R A C Carter, P L Crowell, A G Dudgeon, N H Fresson, W S Gardner, R T Gething, J H Giles, S H C Gray, R P Harding, M L Heath, W S Hebden, A F Hutton, N C Hyde, R I Jones, W MacI King, J A Leathart, D J P Lee, W M L MacDonald, L D Mavor, S E D Mills, F G S Mitchell, E D McK Nelson, T A B Parselle, M E M Perkins, H M Russell, B Samson, G L Seabrook, T P Seymour, G P Seymour-Price, J N Stacey, T R Thomas, J B M Wallis, M Watson, C V D Willis, E W Wright,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Flying Training Units, Ground Training Units, Miscellaneous Units, RAF Regiment, Signals Units,


Week ending -   21 Jan 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry, Commands and Groups for October 1949, November 1949, December 1949, and Home Commands for January, February and March 1950.

New/Revised entries added for: - G H Ambler, A H W Ball, J H Chaplin, C M Clementi, J M Cohu, A C Deere, E L Frith, B P T Horsley, M D Lyne, G R Magill, G J C Paul, M E M Perkins, J C Pope, R J P Prichard, C Scragg, E J Smith, B C Yarde,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Commands, Flying Training Units, Ground Training Units, Maintenance Units, Miscellaneous Units, RAF Regiment, Signals Units,


Week ending -   14 Jan 2024

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - Air Ministry for May 1949, June 1949, July 1949, August 1949and September 1949 as well as Commands and Groups for April 1949, May 1949, June 1949, July 1949, August and September 1949.

New/Revised entries added for: - C A Bouchier, C Broughton, N Cameron, W Carter, C W Coulthard, P H Cribb, P L Crowell, A L Derry, D R Evans, J R Gordon-Finlayson, E L Frith, O Gradon, F D Hughes, N C Hyde, E James, J T Lawrence, R B Lees, H W Mermagen, W H Merton, W D J Michie, H M Pearson, R J P Prichard, D W R Ryley, T U C Shirley, A C Stewart, F W Thompson, G N E Tindal-Carill-Worsley, J R Whelan, K B S Willder,

New images added to the RAF Badges section - Flying Training Units, Ground Training Units, Miscellaneous Units, RAF Regiment, Signals Units, Wings,

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


Week ending -   7 Jan 2024

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

Various entries have been revised or added in the Unit Personnel and Location section of the Members Area, - RAF Catterick, No 41 Sqn, Commands and Group for January 1949, February 1949, March 1949 and Air Ministry for April 1949.

New/Revised entries added for: - RAF St Athan, No 31 Sqn, No 33 Sqn, No 42 Sqn, No 47 Sqn, No 84 Sqn, C D Adams, J W Allan, C C M Baker, R F J Barber, G G Barrett, G Bearne, B L Blofeld, D Bower, W T Brooks, W R Brotherhood, R Bullen, C B E Burt-Andrews, E S Butler, A P Campbell, I R Campbell, F R Drew, J L W Ellacombe, G C Eveleigh, T P P F Fagan, R C Field, T E J Fitton, A Foden, J G Franks, J O Gale, R G Gardner, R T Gething, K H Gooding, C McK Grierson, E M F Grundy, H D Hall, J R Hallings Pott, P H Hamley, T J Hanlon, R E W Harland, C H Hartley, D E Hawkins, I G S Hemming, J F Hobler, C R C Howlett, S W R Hughes, W H Hutton, A F Johnson, A V R Johnstone, N W Kearon, J T Lawrence, I D N Lawson, R H A Leigh, R J Legg, L G Levis, B R Macnamara, S J Marchbank, D C McKinley, S W B Menaul, H L Messiter, F M Milligan, R L Mills, R T Morison, C S Moore, L P Moore, J E M Mould, M D Ommanney, R K Orrock, J A S Outhwaite, A Pyke, R A Ramsey Rae, John R Rhys-Jones, J K Rotherham, A D Selway, J H T Simpson, L F Sinclair, N C Singer, E B Sismore, H F G Southey, C M Stewart, F W Thompson, J G Topham, J B Voyce, D Walker, J Wallace, H Waring, C V D Willis

AOCs/OCs revised or added to the following entries: - No 903 Wing, HQ Air Cadets, Empire Air Armament School, RAF Spadeadam, No 19 Sqn, No 47 Sqn,


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