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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 10:15 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 4:08 PM
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  1. Post War Credit Certificate

    I have been gradually sorting through my Dad's stuff. He died in 2003 and I now have the pile down to three cupboards and a wooden box. At least that's what is in the house. there is more still packed up in the cellar but I can't face that lot yet. I am concentrating on the papers and photographs....

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 03-10-2012 3:48 PM
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  2. ww2 help please

    HI my grandad was in the RASC and then the RAMC as a driver during the war, he was a chauffeur prior to this. I have just been told by my dad that in the early war my grandad was driving a bath around london. Would anyone have any idea why this was?? I have an idea but want to see if anyone else...

    Started by helenc‎, 26-09-2012 10:19 AM
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  3. HMS NILE - Special Services??

    Can anyone help, or point me in the right direction, to find any details regarding an entry on my late grandfathers Royal Navy service record. Charles Henry Houghton BOWN's rank in November 1943 was that of 'Stoker' stationed at HMS NILE. The record shows that from 3/11/43 to 31/1/44 he was on...

    Started by DAVID LYON‎, 01-08-2007 11:42 PM
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  4. stalag 8B

    hi is there anyone who was in stalag 8B or a relative who remembers the Mikado concert my dad was one of the three little maids we had photos but they have been lost . My dad was William Schofield Mc Knight may have been known as mac he was in royal army medical corp was taken prisoner on Crete...

    Started by cazmac‎, 14-07-2008 5:07 PM
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  5. Re- Naval Bases

    Hello everyone. My father in law was a Telegraphist during the war, I've been trying to find out more about what he did and how he was injured. I have written to the Institute of Naval Medicine on my husband's behalf but they will not release any of his record, I also spoke to Naval history...

    Started by kcapes‎, 15-09-2012 11:16 PM
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  6. Government requisition of buildings

    While delving into the archives at Witney & District Museum I found a crumbly 1947 newspaper cutting about a recent property sale. It referred to the building in question having been 'held on requisition by the War Department during the war.' Does anyone have any idea if I can find out whether...

    Started by Coromandel‎, 04-09-2012 8:06 PM
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    11-09-2012, 8:27 PM Go to last post
  7. searching for Airman David M Simons

    Hello, My grandfather served in the RAF in WWII. He never spoke of his time in service, except for that he flew reconnaissance. we dont know his service number, enlistmend date, or even the squadron he served with. all these things went to the grave with him in 1987. I have filled out the...

    Started by max-simons‎, 26-08-2012 9:42 PM
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    30-08-2012, 9:22 PM Go to last post
  8. P.O.W

    Hello Everyone Wondered if someone could point me in the right direction, trying to find out which POW camp someone was in I have his service book which says he was in The Queens Royal Regiment a private, in France 2 to 19 April 1940 prisoner Germany 20 May to 24 October 1943. Any help would be...

    Started by kcapes‎, 04-12-2011 9:45 PM
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  9. Would there be an enlistment record

    WATKINS, GEORGE THOMAS Rank: Private Service No: 14207946 Date of Death: 13/11/1944 Age: 22 Regiment/Service: King's Shropshire Light Infantry 2nd Bn. Grave Reference II. E. 4. Cemetery MIERLO WAR CEMETERY

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 11-06-2012 9:42 PM
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  10. death with control commission 1946

    My wife's Aunt died in 1946 while working with the Control Commission.With the passing of my mother in law (the last of the generation) The papers have now passed to us and consist of a death certificate issued by the British Consular General in Lubeck. It tells us she died in a military hospital...

    Started by rjwiseman‎, 14-05-2012 5:18 PM
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  11. POW in Singapore in WW2

    My great uncle George, a private in the army, was posted missing on 15 February 1942, and sometime after 12 October 1942 it was confirmed that he was a prisoner of war in Singapore "in a camp unstated". He was in the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He never spoke to me personally about his experiences...

    Started by Jan65‎, 03-09-2009 11:12 PM
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  12. American Army Units based in Tilbury Essex

    Can any one help or maybe offer some advice..... I am trying to find out what American Army Units were based at the Recreation Ground in St Chads Road Tilbury Essex. Does any one have any idea where I may obtain this information, this was during the ww2. This is a relatively new area for me so I...

    Started by Witchypoo‎, 16-03-2012 3:32 PM
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  13. Glider Pilot death

    I'm trying to find out more information about the incident which caused the death of Cpl Isaac Ernest Hostad/Hosted. So far I've found that, he died on the 8th of January 1943. Cause of death was given as: At 11:30 hrs a short shell from Larkhill ranges struck Tilshead camp medical centre.

    Started by geno‎, 13-02-2012 5:13 PM
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  14. Bomber Command

    People talk about Bomber Command, but i've alway's thought that Bomber Command was an elite crew for the Lancaster Bombers. In other words not all crew who flew in the Lancasters were bomber command that people talk so much about. Hope this makes sense. Can anyone tell me if i'm right. I should...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 12-02-2012 1:32 PM
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  15. RAF

    I have recently received my father's WW2 records. Could someone tell me which squadrons/sections/ airfields "10 S FLT" and RAF YR (orVR) are? They are under the "Unit from" column. Thanks Buddy

    Started by Buddy‎, 04-02-2012 1:16 PM
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  16. Home guard

    Dose anybody know were I could find information on home guard Woolwich area I have a photo of my grandfather Charles Firth with a few other men on the back is dated 1949 home guard.

    Started by roz1‎, 04-06-2009 12:46 AM
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    26-01-2012, 6:45 PM Go to last post
  17. War time letters

    I've just started transcribing a trunk full of wartime letters between my late parents. Mother was a WAAF on the Isles of Man - Father was at Dunkirk and later in Middle East. I wondered if it was worth putting on the web a list of characters from these letters - I've already found a Naval...

    Started by Gules‎, 12-01-2012 11:41 AM
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  18. Finding Information

    In a newspaper article about the death of my great grandfather in 1953 it said he suffered from gas poisoning after "he had been gassed in 1940 whilst in the service of the admirlty" but I cannot find any family who know his war history. How would I find out where he served and what actually...

    Started by Yellabelly‎, 03-09-2009 11:44 AM
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  19. Medals

    My question is about medals my father might have been entitled to after coming out of the service. He was in the RAF and served several years in Rhodesia where he was an LAC. When he returned to the UK he was in Sir Solly Zuckermans bombing and analysis unit. I know he was in France when I was born...

    Started by Jenjen‎, 14-11-2011 6:02 PM
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  20. 214Squadron WW2 No 3 Group Bomber Command

    I have just started to research the fate of my great uncle Jack Ward who was shot down over Holland in April 1942. I have recently been contacted by an RAF researcher in Holland, following a visit to the War Cemetery in Eindhoven, who has provided some information regarding the crew but is keen to...

    Started by Martin Leach‎, 20-11-2011 12:20 AM
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