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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    If you're looking for post 1921, WW2 or later service records, see the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted ,click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 2:23 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA and other useful websites

    This is for anyone new to research, who may not know where to look. The National Archives (TNA) has lots of records connected with the Royal Navy. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to start....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 07-09-2008 1:07 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable RM attestation papers

    In case anyone doesn't know, attestation papers for the Royal Marines for most of the 19th century are now individually indexed on TNA's catalogue If you find a likely match to someone you are trying to locate, you can order a copy of the document from TNA. Using the catalogue: In the word...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 06-08-2008 12:55 PM
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  1. Arctic Medal

    Hi, My late father-in-law has a number of WWII medals but not the Arctic Medal. Yet, according to his Certificate of Service, he served aboard HMS Halcyon from January 1943 until cessation, during which time Halcyon went inside the Arctic Circle on minesweeping duties. However, under the column...

    Started by Roger419‎, 29-01-2015 9:40 PM
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  2. Smile WW2 Service records

    HI all, I Need help in finding the service record of my father, he was on HMS Eskimo F75/G75. I know he was on the convoys, Lofotan islands raids, and sicily. I have tried FWR but cant see his records. I only have the information I have put above, no service number. Any help would be appreciated....

    Started by Eskimojohn‎, 25-01-2015 12:19 PM
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    25-01-2015, 9:24 PM Go to last post
  3. Smile need help finding my grandfathers war records

    hi, i am looking for help finding my grandfathers ww2 records so his medals that have been lost over the years can be replaced. i have used certain sites put in information such as name, middle name and surname and where he was born and served in the royal navy but getting no results for him,can...

    Started by stu1973‎, 24-01-2015 8:17 PM
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    25-01-2015, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  4. arthur whitcher

    looking for any information regarding my father, Arthur Whitcher. class 113 HMS Royal Arthur.

    Started by whitcher‎, 24-01-2015 2:07 PM
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  5. Edward George Haeger - HMS Hood

    Grateful for any info on my great uncle Edward who served during WW2 on HMS Hood (and subsequently perished on board). Also information required on his brother William Joseph who also served on HMS Hood. He left the Hood before it was destroyed and subsequently died in an accident whilst serving...

    Started by lancer232‎, 14-11-2014 8:39 PM
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  6. James Baynes Royal Navy

    can any body help me, im looking for records of my granddad, James William Baynes who served in the Royal Navy in the second world war. he lied about his age to sign up when the second world war started and did a full service in the royal navy I have been told he was a chief petty officer but I...

    Started by cbaynes‎, 17-01-2015 2:15 PM
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  7. Unhappy A Preston

    Need to know how best to interrogate Forces War Records. Drawn a blank so far. Have fathers release order from Navy whilst serving in Royal Navy under T124 transfer from Merchant navy. Also have name of ship as HMS Atheling (Carrier).

    Started by preston34‎, 07-01-2015 6:41 PM
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  8. Tracking Down Medal Entitlement

    my late father was a former royal marine he was in ww2 had off number was demobbed then re upt for a further 4 yr s getting a new off number having no luck getting ne info on this site trying to track ie what medals he was intitled have as his r lost and i would like to get replacement so they can...

    Started by highlandr‎, 03-01-2015 1:26 PM
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    05-01-2015, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  9. Drawn a Blank

    Looking for any death record or any news of Salvatore Caruana Born 17th March 1840 in Valletta Malta He was a Bandsman in the Royal Navy Married Maria Antonia Mangini Camilleri in 1872 Was bandsman on HMS Prince Consort HMS Victor Emmanuel HMS Agincourt HMS Euryalus

    Started by Staff1945‎, 25-12-2014 3:34 PM
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  10. further information

    I'm looking for further information on my Great Grandfather Edward John Dadd (b.1899 Kent - 1938 in Kent) I have been told that he was a stoker during the first world war on the HMS REPULSE, and that he became very sick whilst serving and developed a damaged heart valve.I hoped that this site...

    Started by RosaAnset‎, 27-12-2014 2:15 PM
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  11. looneytune

    Looking for information of royal navy around 1952 to 1954

    Started by looneytune‎, 26-12-2014 8:58 AM
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  12. 100 Year Tribute to Canadian Navy


    Started by SandraL‎, 10-12-2014 10:23 PM
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  13. HMS Cressey - sunk September 1914

    I am looking for information on my grandfather - George Henry Perry K/1425. On the military records that I have there is no home address shown on his signing up and on his marriage certificate merely HMS Aeolus. He was on Implacable when first signing up and died when HMS Cressey was sunk. He...

    Started by JoyceGwendoline‎, 17-11-2014 8:00 PM
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  14. bullen

    trying to find records of my father who was in the navy 1st then transferred to army. fought against the Japanese in world war 2 also i was told he was a prisoner of war. can anyone help as i am knew to this & don't know really what i am doing.

    Started by bullen‎, 03-12-2014 8:05 PM
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  15. Looking for my Great Uncle Albert

    Hello, I hope you can help. I am currently looking through my family history and came across an Albert Jones. I asked my grandma about him and she says he was my Grandads uncle and was Military Police in WW2. He was on a ship which was torpedoed twice and sank. He was then taken prisoner by the...

    Started by Tokyokee‎, 23-10-2014 3:42 AM
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  16. HMS Glasgow

    Hi, just joined and love the website. Can anybody tell me how I add my Grandad onto the list of crew who served on HMS Glasgow during WW2. I can't find his name on this site and would love to add it. My Nan who is still going strong would especially like to see it on record. Many thanks.

    Started by Regvarney‎, 29-11-2014 9:38 PM
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  17. Naval Prison Gibraltar 1885?

    Was there a Naval Prison in Gibraltar in 1885? The naval record for my husband's great grandfather shows him on HMS Sultan until 1 March 1885. The cause of discharge is faint but it looks like "Prison Gibraltar". He's back in Sultan on the 28th. I can't find any other reference to it on the...

    Started by RestiesMum‎, 28-11-2014 10:20 PM
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  18. Thumbs up Boxer Uprising

    Trying to discover how my grandad (Herbert Harrington, Royal Marines Light Infantry Chatham Division) received a medal for the Boxer Uprising. His service record is very basic so if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

    Started by Mary jordan‎, 28-11-2014 8:05 PM
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  19. Replacing RN medals

    My Father served on HMS Speedwell - Minesweeper as a Stoker Class 1 from 30 No 1943 -31 Mar 1946. He would never tell about his experiences no matter how hard we pressed him especially when we (2 daughters & 3 sons) were covering the subject at school. I have paid the 30 and received the...

    Started by carol47‎, 24-11-2014 8:03 PM
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  20. Full military record

    How do you find someone's full service records? This site only has service during the war. No deployment details or any other information. Please help.

    Started by Karen39‎, 03-11-2014 1:03 PM
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    25-11-2014, 8:19 AM Go to last post

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