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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    16-07-2014, 8:27 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Aussies participating in Operation Overlord

    Tracing George Hume Martin’s war service Service Number – VX30053 I am researching information concerning my late father – like many returned servicemen he rarely spoke about his experiences and, being young, I was not really interested. I have a fair amount of information re-his Australian...

    Started by Phantom‎, 11-07-2014 9:35 AM
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  9. Grandfathers photo

    I understand you must be inundated with requests of this nature. During the Second World War my Grandfather was deployed to France, we believe on route a photograph was taken of my Grandfather and a group of soldiers, around his neck was a clock with the words “ Hitler your time is neigh”, or...

    Started by craigzx9‎, 08-07-2014 1:01 PM
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  10. Worcester Regiment in Crete

    My grandfather, PTE CT Bills was with the Worcesters and was captured at Crete, but this site doesn't mention the Worcesters at Crete. Does anyone have info on this?

    Started by Gary Bills‎, 04-07-2014 10:12 PM
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  11. edward knight

    Hi. new to the site. I'm trying to find the service record of a relative named Edward Knight. Service record number JX355318. He served on the HMS Dunbar minesweeper ship from 1942 to the end of WW2. Can someone help me find his information please ? Regards Rick Bates

    Started by batesrick‎, 28-06-2014 3:24 AM
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  12. ww2 1939 1945

    I am looking for my fathers war records, he came from Sheffield and was posted out to Burmer, fought along side the Gurkha and the Australian's in ww2, his name was John Hallas. Any one know how I can get any information, I have tried the records but have had no joy.

    Started by annhallas‎, 26-06-2014 10:01 PM
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  13. code talkers

    Could anyone tell me if there were any code talkers in the 329th ,83rd infantry regiment?

    Started by mcdanielgam‎, 26-06-2014 8:45 PM
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  14. Army Badges

    Hi I am very new to this site. I have been researching my family tree for many years now, but have only just researching the military side. My Dad was in WW2, he was in the 8th Army, Royal Engineers, I have a list of places that he fought from November 1942 - March 1946. I have two of the...

    Started by WILKINSONBRENDA‎, 22-06-2014 7:45 PM
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  15. Bomber Command

    My father was in Bomber Command throughout WW11. When he was discharged he was sent to a family in Australia to recover. Does anybody know anything about this happening?

    Started by lindanainy123‎, 19-06-2014 12:14 PM
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  16. 3 Uncles,Pallett + Childs-WW2

    I am trying to find any info on 3 of my Uncles who served & survived WW2. I have looked on numerous websites but have been unable to locate them. I have been given a little info on who they served with which is given below, in bold + italics. CHILDS Robert (Bob) - born 10/12/1913 @ Hertford...

    Started by YvonneC‎, 18-06-2014 9:13 PM
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  17. Question 1st light anti aircraft artillery regiment

    Hi, anyone can tell me about 1st light anti aircraft artillery regiment and about its batteries i.e 1st, 2nd,3rd and 6th with special reference to its participation in WW-II . I ll be grateful for any information if you share ,please.

    Started by RM Zamir‎, 15-06-2014 8:32 PM
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  18. Claude Cecil Cairns able seaman

    Hello there I'm very new to this and have not a clue how too go about searching for things relating to departed grandmothers brother(my great uncle)..having listened to my nan tell us the heartbreaking story of when she was 16 and all alone living in London and the naval officer coming to tell her...

    Started by Michael hewitt‎, 14-06-2014 9:58 AM
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  19. Army discharge - please help with army codes.

    Army No. 1614597: Name: HAYDEN, John Henry: ...Cause of becoming non-effective... HAP/s 10/3/46 Z/T. DISCH AGE LIMIT. John Henry was born January, 1911, which would have made him 35 at the time of discharge. Would some kind person tell me what HAP/s and Z/T mean. thank you.

    Started by June Harvey‎, 15-06-2014 8:21 PM
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  20. Squadron 652

    Hello, My father was in the Royal Air Force, squadron 652, he was involved in the D-Day landings, I think he landed on day 6, can anyone tell me what beach he landed on and any other relevant information?

    Started by PeterHart‎, 14-06-2014 3:43 PM
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