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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. Guidance

    hi, I am new to this! I have several photos of my father, who served in the East Surrey's and the Kings Africa Rifles in WWII. The question is, I have two photos taken throughout this period which detail other serving officers, names, ranks and regiments. I was wondering what would be the best...

    Started by Mandlkent‎, 30-11-2014 12:04 AM
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    I have a relative shown on Forces War Records files. He was first officer on the City of Rippon and was killed when she was torpedoed during WW2. He was posthumasly awarded the KING'S COMMENDATION FOR BRAVE CONDUCT. I am looking for the following detail - What did this award look like and does...

    Started by P Nightscales‎, 29-11-2014 7:08 AM
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  3. Copies of a war diary - expensive!

    Hi I just had a quote for a copy of a war diary and it was nearly 300! I am very new to this, if I go to the National Archives myself will I be able to copy them myself for less money? I welcome any advice Ian

    Started by Ellmers‎, 27-11-2014 11:05 AM
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  4. 5 Bty. 3rd Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Can anyone tell me any details about 5 Bty. 3rd Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery and where they where on 13/11/1941. My great uncle served with them and it states he was killed at sea but his body is buried at falmouth in the war graves. Any information would be very welcome. Thanks

    Started by j ashton‎, 13-09-2014 1:04 PM
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  5. 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment WW2

    Hello, Does anyone have the Crookenden book on World War 2 detailing the movements of the 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment. I would be very grateful for this information. Many thanks.

    Started by mitzi14‎, 22-11-2014 12:29 PM
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  6. How to get started

    Please help! I do not know how to get past the initial Search by Name/Unit link, which only gives the basics I already know. I joined in order to get a complete service record.

    Started by RogerGC‎, 21-11-2014 5:09 PM
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  7. WW2 Eight Army, Poems from the Desert

    We are making a film about a book of World War II Poetry, and are trying to find out if any of the Poets whose works feature in the film are still alive and get in touch with their families if not. If you have any information, please email us at info@britaininpoetry.org Many thanks in advance. ...

    Started by Britain_Poetry‎, 12-11-2014 11:14 PM
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  8. Smile walter bonar kirkwood-hackett DFC

    good afternoon, my name is Geraldine Gaskell but I was born in 1947 Geraldine Fay Kirkwood-Hackett, my Father originally from Dublin had been in the RAF he was awarded the usual medals plus the Air crew Europe, and the Burma Star and also the DFC, my parents split when I was 3 and Dad returned to...

    Started by little gel‎, 19-11-2014 4:59 PM
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  9. Missing Records!

    Hi I hope someone can help me, We know my grandad and his brother and his best friend we're all in the Royal Lancs Fusilers. I have photo's of him in uniform and I have seen his medals, we have his number but nobody can seem to find him, He doesn't seem to exist anywhere! I would be grateful if...

    Started by twister40‎, 17-11-2014 9:42 PM
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  10. can any one help me

    i am looking for john rich.he joined the 1st battalion of the somerset light infantry in 1939.i know he was in burma and disembarked in essex clacton onsea i think.he was born in 1919 in somerset.can anyone tell me more as i know he is now dead?thanks cathayb

    Started by catherine birch‎, 12-11-2014 9:40 PM
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  11. Lt. John Henry Mitchell services num 229689V

    I have found a record of my father's service in WWII, where can I find the description of his actions that resulted in the Military Cross, mentioned on the London gazette 13/12/1945 pg 6076.

    Started by kvmitchellpe‎, 14-11-2014 2:56 PM
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    Seventy Two years today since the S S Scillin was sunk whilst carrying Allied POW from Tripoli to Italy. 787 died. R.I.P.

    Started by Brian S‎, 14-11-2014 1:46 PM
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    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 2:34 PM
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  14. Thomas Stanley Taylor

    Hi all and thank you for your time. My Granddad served in ww2 and im struggling to find any information on him. To be honest im not sure where to start. The only item of his I have is his certificate of service book. He was in the royal navy and served between 1939 and 1941 where it states he...

    Started by chris87‎, 12-11-2014 7:45 PM
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  15. War diaries - York and Lancaster Regiment WW2

    Hi I am trying to find some information about my grandad and detailed information about his Mention in Despatches. I have his service number but I'm unsure where to start. I found the London Gazette online but it only seems to mention his name once and provides no further details. I'd like to...

    Started by dhamshaw84‎, 12-11-2014 12:00 AM
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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