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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for WW2 (and after) records?

    If you're looking for WW2 or later service records, see the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted ,click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:23 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 3:08 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA

    This is for anyone new to research, who may not know where to look. The National Archives (TNA) has lots of records connected with the Royal Navy. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to start....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 07-09-2008 12:07 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable RM attestation papers

    In case anyone doesn't know, attestation papers for the Royal Marines for most of the 19th century are now individually indexed on TNA's catalogue If you find a likely match to someone you are trying to locate, you can order a copy of the document from TNA. Using the catalogue: In the word...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 06-08-2008 11:55 AM
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  1. A lost Mariner -George Deptford

    George Deptford signed on for a 10 year engagement in 1859.In the 1861 Census he was on board HMS Edgar in Briitsh waters.I then lose all track until May 1869 when he arrives in Sydney as a crew member on board the Scanfell,a merchantman ex Liverpool.Family rumour holds that he ' ran'.As only his...

    Started by ddqpm‎, 13-11-2009 11:22 PM
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  2. Royal Naval Colleges

    Hi, Not sure if this is the right place to post this or not......... Would anyone know how to go about finding information on an individual who may have attended One. Ann

    Started by greann‎, 13-11-2009 2:14 AM
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  3. David Gerard Thompson

    Thats right................... I'm still looking for information on David Gerard Thompson|banghead| I have been told that he was a "Sparks operator" and was in India at some point and came down with Malaria(not sure how to spell that|oopsredfa)Apparently the ship left him there in hospital. Not...

    Started by greann‎, 13-11-2009 2:24 AM
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  4. Royal Navy Epaulette Mystery??

    My Grandfather Charles BOWN served in the RN during WW2 serving throughout The Med. at various shore bases incl. HMS NILE. His records show that for a period he was 'Special Services' I have a photo of him wearing a battledress jkt. The epaulettes on this jacket shows 2 bars!! His rank at this...

    Started by DAVID LYON‎, 11-11-2009 11:27 PM
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  5. ALLAKEEFICK FOUR - Tripoli 1943

    I have a photo of my grandfather Charles BOWN (Stoker 1st class) with 3 other men;- Written on the back is; 1943 Tripoli J. MALONE - Stoker 1st class - Navy uniform D. FAIRFIELD - Leading stoker - Navy uniform S. GRAY - Sgt - Army uniform Also written there is....

    Started by DAVID LYON‎, 19-12-2008 10:53 PM
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  6. What regiment

    Hello I am looking for my great uncle, John Richards DOB 1898. Recently I was going through my parents belongings and found a medal with the name John Richards and his serial number 109615. I looked him up on CWG and found that he had died 4 September 1917 at Chattham Barracks. He was a...

    Started by richardstree‎, 05-11-2009 3:26 AM
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  7. Royal Marine Service

    Please can anyone help with another Marine query i have - My GtGt Grandfather Thomas Middleton, Born in Martock, Somerset in c.1834, Joined the Royal Marines. On the 1851 census he is an Ag labourer 17yrs so i am guessing he joined up 1852-53? (18yrs) pre RMLI & RMA. Next he shows up in 1861 in...

    Started by Adrian mori‎, 01-11-2009 5:13 PM
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  8. Unhappy Royal Marine Uniform??

    Please can anyone help me with a long running question - i have recently found my Gt Grandfathers Marine records after looking in the RMA records, after some "dodgy" info from my Nan i found him as RMLI. He was a career marine leaving after his time in 1906 he then joined the RNVR and was sent to...

    Started by Adrian mori‎, 30-10-2009 10:40 PM
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  9. Ambrose Keddell - dockyard officer where 1812

    I'm hoping that someone who has searched Royal Dockyard yard books, or other likely ADM documents, can remember seeing the name Ambrose Keddell as an officer in a naval establishment between 1812-1818. He was Clerk of the Cheque and Storekeeper at Milford 1810-1812 and Clerk of the Survey at...

    Started by Hanrahan‎, 28-10-2009 6:53 AM
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  10. Smile Trafalgar Day, 21st October 1805

    As it is Trafalgar Day today I was wondering if there are any Ancestral questions to be looked into? |cheers|

    Started by Stephen Evans‎, 21-10-2009 9:37 AM
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  11. Post HMS Royal Oak

    In memory to all those lost 70 years ago on board HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands.

    Started by Stephen Evans‎, 14-10-2009 3:20 PM
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  12. navy records

    I have some navy records which i cant make head or tail out of so I am posting section of it on here just hope somebody can help me More to follow http://s709.photobucket.com/albums/ww93/roztjones/navy/

    Started by roz1‎, 12-10-2009 9:10 PM
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  13. Thomas Collard HMS VICTORY 1805

    I understand Thomas Collard was at the Battle Of Trafalgar on HMS Victory 1805 and also he was in receipt of Bounty Payment under Captn. T.M.Hardy in 1807. That is all I have on this man. Does anyone know of any other information before/after HMS Victory of Thomas Collard service or any guidance...

    Started by Derek Hicks‎, 23-09-2009 2:31 PM
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  14. Thumbs up WW2 Destroyer HMS Havelock.

    Hi All, Can anyone recall P.O.Spacey,he was on her for a while during the war and after as well.Have a photo if it will help/Best Regards Ken B|help|

    Started by Ken Berry‎, 22-09-2009 5:23 AM
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    HI, Apparently there was an Admiral Pullen in my family, and supposedly this is him in the photo. No on seems to know his name or anything about him other than he may have dined with Queen Victoria on his ship. Where is the best place to start looking for any info. I have tried googling Admiral...

    Started by mollyolly‎, 16-09-2009 1:56 PM
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  16. RM uniform?

    I think he is a brother of my wife's grandmother (she born c 1873 London - Camden?). Known as 'Mont', rear of photo written 'from your loving brother - Mont'. Thats all we have. Which Taylor family still not clarified from searching . Photo seems to be R.Marine? - elderly relative thought he was...

    Started by fharman‎, 16-09-2009 10:54 AM
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  17. Clarence and Forehouse Barracks

    Richard Holden (born abt.1817 in Bolton Lancs.) was stationed at the above named barracks in Portsmouth, at the time of the 1851 census. Can anyone tell me if he was in the army or navy? Or, how can I find out? By the 1861 census he was a Chelsea pensioner. Janet.

    Started by prinnyroyalz‎, 14-09-2009 1:44 PM
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  18. RNR Trawler Section crew lists

    Hi all, |help| I would like to find crew lists for the trawler Zena Dare during the period 1914-1919. I know that she was operated out of Fleetwood and she was requisitioned for war service in 1914 and fitted out for minesweeping duties. She was based at Portsmouth and a crew member, William...

    Started by AndyinWilts‎, 13-09-2009 11:34 PM
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  19. What was a Main Top?

    Hi everyone I used the forum yesterday regarding fusiliers so thought I would try it again for the Navy!! Can someone help? I have a census return which states a person as being "(?) Main Top" the question mark is there because it may read Captain. So what would a captain main top be if it...

    Started by Ipod1608‎, 18-08-2009 9:00 AM
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  20. dumbarton castle naval ship

    does anyone know of this ship it has one of my family listed - john boag gunner I have 2 dates in some paperwork - one being 1699 and the other 1871 best wishes alison

    Started by nanny_ogg‎, 06-09-2009 2:03 PM
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