Welcome to the ‘Luftwaffe Research Group’ (LRG) Forum. This forum was created to fill the void that was left after the ‘Luftwaffe Experten Message Board’ (LEMB) closed. The LEMB was a very successful Luftwaffe discussion forum which was started by Peter Evans as the LEML way back in 1995. It was initially set up as an email list but was later turned into a standalone discussion forum with a membership that grew to nearly 5000 members. In 2014 after 19 years at the helm Peter Evans made the tough decision to retire and close LEMB to any new discussions. To save the vast resource of information that was contained on LEMB, Peter vowed to keep the forum viewable to existing members as an archive so that future generations could benefit from the wealth of knowledge that had accumulated over the years. At the time of it’s closing one of LEMB’s moderators Clint Mitchell decided to start up a new Luftwaffe discussion forum to carry on the work started by Peter Evans. With the help of some friends and former LEMB members the ‘LRG’ forum was born. So again welcome to the LRG forum and I hope you enjoy your visit. We have some rules to follow whilst you participate on the forum so I ask that you please try and follow them. They are put in place for the benefit of all members. By becoming a member you agree to abide by the following rules. Usernames: To become a member we prefer that you use your full real name. At the very least we ask that your username be either your full first name and the initial of your surname, for example ‘Joe B’ or the initial of your first name and your full surname, for example ‘J Bloggs’. Any membership applications that contain usernames that look suspicious and do not adhere to the above rule will simply be rejected without warning. This rule is in place to make it easier to recognise spammers and spam bots. If your initial membership application was rejected please try again with a your real name. Any form of SS or Nazi linked names are strictly forbidden and will also be rejected without warning. There is nothing stopping you from putting your alias/nickname in your signature...... Main posting rules: No gaps in abbreviations (explained further here) No hot linked images (explained further here) An appropriate source must accompany all images uploaded to the forum. (explained further here) If any material from LRG is posted elsewhere, full credit and a link back to the source topic on LRG has to be included. Repeated violation of this rule will lead to the termination of your LRG account. Other rules and posting etiquette: Sensitive subjects or sexually explicit words are not allowed. Constructive criticism of posts and good natured debating is most welcome. Any trolling will not be tolerated. We have the right to reproduce any part of LRG posts/threads/messages elsewhere. No political comments whatsoever will be allowed. 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If we see this happening on a regular basis then your membership will be revoked without warning. Anyone passing information obtained on or via the LRG to barred members cancels their membership entirely and immediately. We reserve the right to edit or tidy posts and move any uploaded images to retain structure and legibility. This is especially the case with incorrect use of abbreviations and excessive use of quotes from previous posts in a thread or the excessive use of paragraphs are used. There is no need to repeat all text from a post before yours but please note that we never delete images or text unless they break the copyright rules. If I or any of the moderators edit any posts that break the rules, a line of text will appear below the post with the time and date the edit took place. No material is deleted, unless it is excessive quotes from a previous post in the same thread. The Administrator and the moderation staff reserves the right to remove any inappropriate posts or ban anybody who does not adhere to the above. It is important that you read and digest all of the Information above. By joining and becoming a member of the LRG it means that you have agreed to abide by the rules. Ignorance is no excuse. If you have any questions please PM Admin.