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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. American GIs - Lancashire WW2

    Hello there. I'm new to this so not sure whether this is the right forum to be posting in, but I need help tracing my American GI grandfather. I believe his name was George Bishop (or possibly Bischof/Bischoff) and he was stationed on Fleetwood Pier in Lancashire during WW2. Unfortunately, I know...

    Started by lochris‎, 04-07-2010 2:05 PM
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  2. WW2 Records

    Hello. I'm trying to find out if a relative of mine was in WW2 . The relative in question was born in 1903 so would have been 36 in 1939. I'm not sure of the age limit for which a person could join up or the conscription limits. I spend most of my time trawling WW1 records and i'm not too...

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 22-05-2010 4:26 PM
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  3. CMP - 195 Provost Company (Ports).

    Does anyone have any information concerning the deployment of 195 Provost Company (Ports) in NW Europe between October 1944 and the end of 1946 please? There's nothing much mentioned in G.D.Sheffield's history of the Redcaps about specific Ports Companies, nor in Mike Chappell's book about the...

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 29-07-2010 9:16 AM
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  4. ‘F’ Battery, R A Searchlight Depot 1944

    In October 1944 my father was posted to ‘F’ Battery, the Royal Artillery’s Searchlight Depot. This move was apparently made because enemy air activity was so greatly reduced that his regiment - the 65th Searchlight Regiment – and many others like it - was to convert to a Royal Artillery Garrison...

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 09-07-2010 12:23 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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    13-12-2009, 7:22 PM Go to last post
  20. 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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