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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding service records for WW2 and after

    Service records from WW2 (indeed, starting from 1921) and after have not been released by MOD yet. The forms to apply for a copy of service records for someone who has died are HERE. As you will see from the info on the site, the amount of information provided to anyone other than the next of kin...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 19-04-2014 9:15 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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  1. Anit-aircraft defences in S Lincs.

    I realise that this is my fourth request for information this month and I apologise if it appears that I am monopolising this part of the forum at the moment ...but... Does anyone have any information they would be willing to share concerning the distribution of Anti-Aircraft defences in South...

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 22-07-2010 9:58 AM
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  2. Medical examination before demob

    Was it normal practice for a soldier to have a medical examination before returning to the UK at the end of his service in Europe and prior to demob? Paul

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 13-07-2010 2:01 PM
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  3. Disembarkation at B.L.A in NW Europe

    My father arrived in "Northwest Europe" from the UK on January 28th 1945. According to his Army Form B103-1 he disembarked at B.L.A. Does anyone know where that is please? Paul

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 10-07-2010 9:11 AM
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  4. HOME GUARD

    My grandfather James McEwan was a sergeant in the home guard in lanarkshire Scotland during the war. In 1943 he was injured and died as a result of these while on maneuvers with the regular army. He was buried with full military honours in Cambusnethan Lanarkshire. My question is would there...

    Started by Andradan‎, 17-06-2010 5:23 PM
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  5. RAF - Manchester - 1945

    This photo is of Thomas Davies born in Tipperary, Ireland in 1927. He joined the RAF in Manchester on 15 August 1945. I should think the photo was taken about that time. Is it possible to find out anymore about him?

    Started by Mutley‎, 07-06-2010 7:42 PM
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  6. Wink HMS Lamerton L88 1941-46 Hunt class destroyer

    HI, I would like to hear from any person that may know anything of the of this ship or any person who may know of somebody that served on board the ship betrween 1941 when it came into service till the end of WW2.

    Started by tony martin‎, 07-04-2010 5:16 PM
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  7. British POWs sunk by British between N Africa & Italy

    My father died in 1942, he was taken prisoner, by the Italians, in North Africa. His name is on the El Alamein memorial as having died 14 November 1942. My mother and grandmother repeatedly asked the then War office for details of his death and were told that he had either died of illness in the...

    Started by Dolly‎, 16-05-2007 11:34 PM
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  8. Solihull Fire Brigade Coventry Catheral 1940

    Does anyone know of details regarding the Solihull fire engine called to fight the burning Coventry Cathedral during the November 1940 Blitz in WW2. My Father was on duty with the Solihull Brigade during the Coventry Blitz. Richard Isaac

    Started by bibiaust‎, 25-12-2009 7:31 AM
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  9. What did grandad do in the RSLI?

    My grandfather was in the Royal Shropshire Light Infantry from 1940-1948. I'm just wandering If anyone has any info or ideas where I can get some. He had 5 medals, and they were Africa Star, Italy Star, 1939-45 Star, The Defence Medal, and a Service medal with a 'Palestine 1945-48' clasp. Any...

    Started by griff20‎, 22-03-2010 11:40 PM
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  10. Singapore 1942

    I went through some more of my grandfather's photographs today and have come across some interesting ones taken inside a POW camp in Singapore in 1942. My grandfather was always an avid photographer and thankfully even put notes on the back of many of his pictures. One of the photos has two...

    Started by LittleMissP‎, 15-03-2010 12:54 AM
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  11. AIR SEA RESCUE

    Got a phone call from my mum, she would like some infomation on her uncle Cyril Douglas Ashford who was in Air sea rescue in ww2. Can someone Help me to find information on him it will be greatly apprecited regards xenia

    Started by xenia‎, 08-11-2009 1:34 PM
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  12. WW2 RNR records

    I am new to Family Tree research. I would like to obtain copies of my grandfathers wartime records if possible. My grandfather was Albert EVANS. I have a birthdate of 1921. He served in the RNR with the Royal Naval Patrol Service. At the outbreak of war he was a Trawlerman in Hull and...

    Started by Trawlerman‎, 11-01-2010 12:46 AM
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  13. Wink Hms Trawler Fort Royal

    Does anyone have any information on HMS Trawler Fort Royal? My grandfather was the ship's cook and died when the Fort Royal was hit by German aircraft off the coast of Aberdeen in 1940. I was wondering ifanyone had any photos or information about it. Thanks.

    Started by madbat‎, 10-07-2006 9:48 AM
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  14. Elderly people evacuated during WW2

    Can anyone tell me anything about the evacuation of elderly people from the Southwark area to Cornwall during WW2? My great grandparents Charles and Rose Hannah Woodcock were evacuated to the Fowey/St Austell area (don't know when) and died there in 1941 and 1942. Charles died in 1941 in...

    Started by lynharding‎, 08-01-2010 8:15 PM
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  15. William Gordon

    HI, I have found a photo in my Fathers things for the above man. It was taken during ww2 and his army number on the back says 7382466. The address says Windsor Street Penarth. I will send by Post and/or a scan.

    Started by CanCan‎, 13-12-2009 10:31 AM
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  16. Wink A.T.S. Service Records

    Hi members, I need help in finding my mothers service records in the A.T.S in the 1940-45 erea, She passed away in 1985 and I last saw her about 1947-48 Name Florence May Davies, Corporal, W/230638 A.T.S. She married a William Edwin Morris, aged 25, Profession: Petty Officer, P/JX 147372 in April...

    Started by tomcat‎, 11-12-2009 8:27 PM
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  17. Army Service Records

    Please Help. I need a new approach to obtaining my deceased father in laws Army service records. We have gone down the route of the Army Personnel Centre etc without any joy. They needed his service number, which unfortunately we don't have. We have his full name, D.O.B, his address at signing...

    Started by frayne‎, 01-12-2009 7:28 PM
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  18. Bermuda 1942

    I hope I have put this in the right section? I am trying to find any information about my father whose ship was torpedoed he was in a life boat for several days, eventually picked up and landed in Bermuda either March or April or May 1942. Were there any newspaper reports on this in the Bermuda...

    Started by birdseed‎, 02-12-2009 10:29 AM
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  19. Albert Charles Thornhill

    I am hoping that someone may be able to shed some light on my grandads military career. Unfortunately I have only limited information as follows: Born 24/06/1909 Clapham. Served in South Staffordshire Army but exact regiment unknown. Married to Lily Annie Hine. Any information on his army life...

    Started by sandpiper1809‎, 17-11-2009 7:27 AM
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  20. Evacuation

    During WW2 my sister & I (being very young) were evacuated from where we lived in Kings Norton (south of Birmingham) to a place called "Wassal Grove". Try as we might, we cannot find exactly where that place was. Could it have been the name of a house? or a village? Can anyone help us find where...

    Started by chopendoz‎, 01-11-2009 6:54 PM
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