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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. TNA document - just a casualty list?

    My father was on board the SS Anselm when it was struck by a torpedo and sank on 5 July 1941. He survived, otherwise I wouldn't be here. :smile5: I know part of the story, but when I found a reference to the sinking in TNA I sent off for an estimate for the document. The estimate has arrived -...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 15-08-2014 1:20 AM
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  2. Post No.6,(R & R) Depot Bn. Royal Engineers, Devon

    I am trying to locate the records for my grandfather, who served in the No.6,(R & R) Depot Bn. Royal Engineers, Devon & Cornwall from 1940 - 1946 and I know he saw active service in Africa but I cannot find any information on this site. Can anyone help me with how I might find out more abut him ?

    Started by NAFNAF‎, 16-08-2014 10:57 PM
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  3. Royal West Kent Regiment information please

    I am trying to find information about the war record of my father, Eric Smith. He joined the Royal West Kents at the beginning of WW2 and served with the heavy artillery gun unit as a repair engineer. During the war he was stationed in Kent, Sussex and Nottingham we think. At the end of the war...

    Started by westow‎, 16-08-2014 4:59 PM
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  4. Private William Baines

    Hi, Can anyone help me at all? I have a letter which was sent to my nan (we think). The letter was from private William Baines, 6th Manchester regiment, A company. The address he has put on the letter is Hessle, near Hull, Yorks. From my own investigations I think the letter would have been...

    Started by Julieu‎, 11-08-2014 8:41 PM
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  5. ww2 pics

    Hi. Did every ww2 soldier have his picture taken? If so where can I get a copy of my great uncles photo. Id love to see what he looked like. Ive visited his grave in Belguim and Id love to put a face to him. Thanks in advance for any help and guidance.S

    Started by Drumbane‎, 05-08-2014 10:18 AM
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  6. Romantic letter from Bill to his wife Penny.

    Hi folks. This is my first time on this site so please forgive me if i make any mistakes :-) I have a letter dated August 1946 from a member of the R.A.F. from a service man called 'Bill to his wife Penny. The letter was sent from him stationed in El Adem Lybia M.E.F.Y. Its the most romantic...

    Started by martymouse‎, 08-08-2014 1:58 PM
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  7. WWII

    I have just subscribed to this site and I am a little disappointed that I have been unable to track down my dad on this site - he served in the Royal Navy but I haven't been able to find him. Any tips please.

    Started by cgarry‎, 05-08-2014 3:23 PM
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  8. Aurthur Stokes and Maurice Wharton

    Hi I am trging to help my uncle find his friend from WW2 Aurthur Stokes. Im afraid I dont have much info but they did morse code together I either East Yorks, Green Howards or Royal Scotts. I hope someone can help. Jenni

    Started by jen1986‎, 02-08-2014 3:16 PM
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  9. 2 names the same

    without addresses how do you tell which person is right when they both have the same name and initials?

    Started by dalzell‎, 28-07-2014 4:06 PM
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  10. BRUNEVAL RAID OR SORTES BY 51 SQUADRON

    Hi there.. I am trying to research (and very new to this) info on a relative who served with the 51 squadron.. FLT/LT Thomas Leithead 977643 DFM I would like to find out if he was one of the crew members who flew on the Bruneval Raid as the period and squadron are right.. Can anyone point me in the...

    Started by Dirtybadgirl‎, 15-03-2014 2:25 PM
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  11. Durham Light Infantry.

    I am assisting a friend with her father's service records. He served with the Durham Light Infantry and was brought back with other soldiers and died in 1943 from carcinoma of bronchus. Firstly I would like to enquire whether this may have been as a consequence of his time in the army and...

    Started by WK1937‎, 25-07-2014 12:14 PM
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  12. German POW

    My granddad was a German POW during WWII and held at Friningham Manor, Detling, Maidstone, Kent. Anyone know where I can find out information on German POWs, Friningham Manor, etc. Is there somewhere on this website that I've missed? Thank you all

    Started by KerryJane‎, 25-07-2014 5:28 PM
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  13. Evacuees to Canada

    I'm not sure if anyine will be able to help me but ...... My sister was evacuated to Canada Ottowa & then after completing her education & working for the Government in Ottowa returned during the war to serve in the Uk. Details of her life in Canada I know but what I forgot to ask her before she...

    Started by AnnHood‎, 21-07-2014 3:34 PM
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  14. Sherwood Foresters in Italy

    Hi I was wondering if anyone can kindly point me in the right direction to find my fathers war records, when I type his name in search nothing comes up for him? also I would love any help on where I can find out where the Foresters fought in Italy in the latter part of the war, my father was...

    Started by Martin6654‎, 22-07-2014 12:24 AM
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  15. Smile 125th anti-tank or 125th field regt photos

    Hello, would anyone be able to help. I'm after any regimental pictures of the 125th anti-tank or 125th field regt. Any info much appreiciated. Regards Trev

    Started by Trev45‎, 17-07-2014 7:49 AM
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  16. Information

    Hope someone can help me with this? I am trying to find any information I can on the circumstances of my uncles death when shot down in November 1944. I already know his RAFVR number and the date he died. I will be visiting his grave at Overloon Military Cemetery in August but would like to know...

    Started by Dillydog‎, 16-07-2014 6:15 PM
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  17. Post Royal Artillery movements WW2

    Hi. I am looking for more information about my Grandfather's movements in WW2. I am aware I cannot obtain online records here. I can't visit Kew in person because I live in Singapore. I can't request service records from Gov.uk because I don't have a copy of my Grandfather's death certificate. ...

    Started by Getholdofryan‎, 17-07-2014 11:55 AM
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  18. Can any of you kind people help?

    Hello. I have limited information about my grandfather during world war 2. I know he enlisted into the kings own Scottish borderers in 1939 but then stayed at home until 1942 when he went to Madagascar with the Royal scots fusiliers for six months and then to india for over two years. Does anybody...

    Started by Davidj78‎, 15-07-2014 9:32 PM
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  19. Question Can anyone help me?

    Hi I hope someone can help me. This is a rather strange request as I purchased a silver St Christopher bracelet near Hastings about 10 years ago and have repeatedly tried to find out about the former owner, The inscription on the back reads: RAF F WHIPP 1350877 GOD BLESS YOU JEAN I can...

    Started by Fbcseditor‎, 15-07-2014 9:57 AM
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  20. Peter Cole

    Does anyone remember my great uncle Peter Cole. Born in Dublin so he would have had an irish accent. He was 34 years of age when he died on the 19/7/1944. He was very much loved and mourned by his family now all deceased. My Grandfather found it very emotional so never talked about him. I know its...

    Started by queensway‎, 13-07-2014 10:45 AM
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