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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 Samuel Slavin QOCH

    Samuel Slavin QOCH died 14/10/1944. Buried in Krakov Cemetery Poland Any one know of him or surviving family

    Started by redcap109‎, 09-11-2014 3:24 PM
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  2. 13 I.T.W., 1941

    Where can I find a list of the names of No 4 Squadron on the Officers'Course at 13 I.T.W. June 1941.

    Started by Brigham‎, 10-11-2014 5:36 PM
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  3. Private 1700795 264th Air Artillery

    Hi I am very new to this. How can I find my grandfathers service records. I have put his name in the search engine along with his service number and nothing comes up. I know he was in North Africa and Italy but I don't know where to look for more detailed information Can anyone help...

    Started by Ellmers‎, 07-11-2014 3:26 PM
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  4. Searching for Sharpshooter William Durham

    Hi, my grandad passed away in March, aged 91. He was a Desert Rat and a Sharpshooter during WW2, but I can't find him on here...any ideas?

    Started by Hawkesk‎, 09-11-2014 1:18 PM
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  5. cannot find grandfather WW2

    Hello All, I cannot seem to find my grandfather who served in WW2 I have a letter/certificate written to him from Montgomery dated July 1944 for his "outstanding good service and devotion to duty" etc His surname is Welfare (C W) and I'm pretty sure he signed up and wasn't conscripted. There is...

    Started by hobgoblin‎, 09-11-2014 2:59 PM
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  6. St Athans RAF WW2

    Can anyone give me information regarding St Athan during WW2. My father was stationed there, and I am trying to find out what he did. His name was Raymond Read. I understand, but am not sure, that he was stationed to the base. In later life he was a Precision Engineer.

    Started by DadWW2‎, 08-11-2014 5:19 AM
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    Started by HEDNESFORD‎, 06-11-2014 11:16 AM
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  8. Air Sea Rescue WW2

    I have Andrew Charles Barrie b20/12/1900, d March 1970, lived in Portsmouth area, believed to have served in Air Sea Rescue during WW2. Previously RN Boy11 rating and Merchant Service AB. I have no idea which service ran ASR or where to start looking for records. Any hints or clues much...

    Started by lennythelemur‎, 06-11-2014 10:15 PM
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  9. Searching for Special Air Service information

    I am trying to find information about my grandfather's time in service during World War 2. I have been told that he served as part of the Special Air Service(SAS). Unfortunately I cannot find any documentation of his time in the service. The only info I have to go on is he was in Algeria at one...

    Started by Preteritus‎, 06-11-2014 9:01 AM
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  10. Lancashire Fusiliers POW's captured in Leros

    I'm trying to track down more information about my grandfather Fusilier Herbert Spencer from Trawden, Lancashire, who joined the Lancashire Fusiliers in January 1940. He served in Malta until June 1943 when he was transferred to the Middle East. After a few weeks in Palestine and Syria, he saw...

    Started by lancs ww2‎, 06-11-2014 4:49 PM
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  11. could my grandad have been british but serve

    Hi....I only have a photo and info on back "Btry B, 184 AA,gun Bn,A or 17 PO 649,us army." I was always told he was an american GI but the only record iv just fou d says his nationality was british,could this be the same person?could he have been bkrn here but gone to america and then served in...

    Started by k8kribbins‎, 06-11-2014 12:35 PM
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  12. Question Killed in action El Alamein....please help me

    I am trying to find my husbands, Nan' info on her brother who died in action at El Alamein... His name Teddy Smith, it was ww2. he from the Essex area. And he killed in action at El Alamein.... I would like to find out more info about him. Where he is buried..

    Started by spinkim‎, 06-11-2014 9:29 AM
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  13. 4th Durham Survey Regiment RA

    We are pleased to have a copy of the new edition of the book 'Z Location or Survey in War' by Col's WHETTON and OGDEN Published recently by Jim WHETTON It is a first hand story of this regiment from its inception in Gateshead in 1937 to 1947. Covers what was a survey regiment about; how did...

    Started by Robin McEwen-King‎, 09-11-2004 5:51 PM
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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 9:15 PM
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  15. No idea where to start

    I am researching my wife's family (Rawley) and have the following note from her father: "Ted - Victor States he remembers visiting uncle ted with Victor's mother Ivy, Ted was John Rawley's younger brother who had joined the Middlesex Regiment as a Territorial just before the war. He was wounded...

    Started by Kevinpotts‎, 02-11-2014 9:21 AM
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  16. Can't find him!

    Looking for information on Sergeant Thomas William Andrews of the Irish Guards. He was in a tank Regiment during second war.

    Started by baz100‎, 02-11-2014 10:52 PM
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  17. Reconnaisance Corps 1st Regiment

    My father David Hutchinson 10601317 survived WW2 but I am unable to locate any information about where he served. I believe he was in North Africa and latterly in Palestine at the time of the troubles (1946?). Anybody help with any information?

    Started by Houlkers‎, 27-10-2014 9:02 PM
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  18. Arctic Convoys

    trying to trace info about my father. Joseph Regan from Sunderland UK was on the arctic convoys in WW2, and I would like to find out the name of the ship he was on. I have no other info, so any help would be fantastic, Many thanks. Ann Barrett |help|

    Started by spectrumlady‎, 27-10-2014 2:25 PM
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  19. Trooper William Cunningham Anderson

    I'm new to this would appreciate any help. I'm looking for information about Trooper William Cunningham Anderson 43rd Recce Corps died 24th June 1944. he died when the MV Derrycunihy sunk off Sword Beach. Does anyone know if and where I can view a memorial with his name on or even a memorial book?...

    Started by Infogatherer‎, 11-10-2014 5:24 PM
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  20. Exclamation army records 1939/1946

    hi can someone help me im looking for herbert mathew byrnes army records he was in the buffs in1939 and transferred to the royal artilery 1940, 1943 lincolnshire reg, 1944 royal army service corps, army reserve 1946 any help would be appreciated thanks dave.

    Started by rodgers1949‎, 08-10-2014 8:15 PM
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