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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. H.W. Pope. Signal Security Detachment D(SSDD)

    Hello. My name is Charles Pope from Des Moines, Iowa, USA. I am attempting to piece together a history of my father, Hughlan W. Pope, who was a 1st Lt. with Signal Security Detachment D(US Army) in 1944-45. In early May he shipped(probably on the Gripsholm, but not certain)from New York to...

    Started by Charles M.‎, 15-07-2013 1:07 AM
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  2. WALTER RANKIN HEYS - Lancashire Regiment

    Hello I'm the only son to WALTER RANKIN HEYS he was b:11 Aug 1912 in Blackburn, Lancashire, d:1992 Rishton Lancashire. My mother remarried, she died in 2001 having got rid of all my fathersí military artefacts. Medals - photos - letters. Walter served from 1939 -1946 becoming a Sergeant...

    Started by green family‎, 20-06-2013 10:52 PM
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  3. Cheshire Regiment !st Battalion 1939-45

    Hello Does anyone have information on the Cheshire Regiment !st Battalion 1939-45 or any links which would help me to find their movements during the 2nd World War.

    Started by mitzi14‎, 19-06-2013 9:51 AM
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  4. London Irish Rifles

    My uncle was killed, in action, in Italy on 3/3/1944. His death certificate states his age as 19 years but according to his birth certificate he was only 17 years old. I have been trying to google to see if I can find out where in Italy he would have died. Anzio comes up as a possible place. ...

    Started by Mutley‎, 28-09-2006 2:19 AM
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  5. MTB's in Malta 44 to 45

    Does any one know of a relation that could have served with my late dad Alf Letts in the Navy? A couple of names are Herman Ayling, Freddie Crompton, "Lofty" Ferrett and Stokes known as Grumpy. Served on motor torpedo boats out of Malta in med area till end of war

    Started by mick Letts‎, 15-04-2005 9:40 PM
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  6. Harry Tolley captured at Amiens, France 1940

    Hi, I have found some information regarding my relative Harry Tolley who was captured at Amiens on the 20th May 1940 but one issue remains that I just can't solve. Name: H. Tolley Rank: Gnr Army Number: 5250571 Regiment: Royal Artillery The issue is that the Army number seems to...

    Started by apowell‎, 13-02-2013 10:33 AM
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  7. Army Service Record Request from MoD

    My deceased father served in WW-2 and I want to obtain his Army Service Record. I visited the MoD website, and can fill in all the requested info, but nowhere can I find details of what to expect back for my money. I'm hoping for at least details of promotions during his service years, dates...

    Started by Gambrill‎, 06-02-2013 6:25 AM
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  8. Smile HMS Ledbury

    Hi My father served on HMS Ledbury i think from 1943 after it escorted the Ohio in Malta. Does anyone know how to obtain copies of the crew lists for this ship between 1943 and 1946? Thank you Johnol48

    Started by Johnol48‎, 05-02-2013 4:05 PM
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  9. Major Daniel John Carr

    Hi, I am looking for information on the above for a friend. All they know is, that he was in the Artillery and may have won the MC. Also married to Sheila and had a brother Michael Stuart. Any information would be very useful

    Started by CanCan‎, 25-04-2010 10:27 AM
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  10. headmaster gone to war

    HI can you help ? we have compiled a local history for the village school concerning the names on the war memorial , for WW2 . i have uncovered that the Head master of the village school left in 1941 to join up , we have his details from the absentee voters list , but are unable to find his...

    Started by deanC‎, 26-01-2013 7:03 PM
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  11. POW Records

    Anyone know what these contain, i have a great uncle who was captured in monte cassino, do they tell you the details etc. His name is James Hanna and i think he was with the irish rifles.

    Started by steven belfast‎, 20-11-2010 12:14 PM
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  12. Bomb Sight

    An interactive map showing every bomb dropped on London by German forces during World War II bombsight.org I looked at the map earlier but there seems to be a problem with it now - possibly the site is overloaded. Mods: Not sure if this should be under WWII or London.

    Started by margarita‎, 06-12-2012 5:31 PM
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  13. infantry training centre

    Hi can anyone help with the location of ITC 149/2 during WW2 , ? thanks Dean

    Started by deanC‎, 18-10-2012 11:57 AM
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  14. warwickshire reg.

    hi please can some one help with , i have a document that shows that my grandfather ernest george coles possibly served overseas during ww2 , however its very smudged !! can anyone tell me where the 12th Warwickshires were circa 8-3-1940 - 24-6 1940 . the name of the place is ???uel ...

    Started by deanC‎, 15-10-2012 6:34 PM
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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

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