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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 Entitlement

    I'm having a devil of a time getting the Arctic Medal on behalf of the family. Dad is deceased and one year later after application the MOD advises there are no records to support the application. He was posted on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships as a RN gunner but there appears to be no...

    Started by quaggs‎, 15-02-2015 11:47 AM
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  2. Smile Thomas Burnett Carpenter Royal Navy 1800's

    Hi Folks I would like to find out more about Thomas Burnett (sometimes spelled as Burnet) who was living in Devonport according to the 1851 Census with his wife Ann. This record says he was born in Scotland abt.1780 and was a Carpenter R.N. superanuate (presumably this means he was on a...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 15-02-2011 9:19 AM
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  3. Royal Canadian Navy Site

    I stumbled across this interesting site recently. It's on the Royal Canadian Navy. It also includes lists of the ships. http://readyayeready.com/index.php

    Started by SandraL‎, 17-02-2015 1:46 AM
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  4. Troop Ships WW1

    Seeking information on WW1 troop ships and crew lists, with particular reference to the 'Oriana' of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company, launched 1906. Merchant service crew transferred to RN service at outbreak of hostilities.

    Started by Bigfeet‎, 15-02-2015 10:57 AM
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  5. George Hale

    Hi Guys Would anybody know if George Hale - J/38086 served on HMS Erin as well as HMS Aurora - he survived the great war.

    Started by Fairy Nuff‎, 13-02-2015 11:04 AM
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  6. Thomas Bradney

    Thomas Bradney inlisted 4 January 1915 and was discharged in1917 due to wound to right hand. Does any one know any thing about where he would of been treated for his wound and where he could of been fighting he was in royal marines light infantry Plymouth division his number was 745. I found a...

    Started by Pollywolly‎, 11-02-2015 1:12 PM
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    12-02-2015, 2:35 PM Go to last post
  7. How to Find the Right Person

    How do you determine if you have the right person when they only put the name, not the person's parent's names.

    Started by pachcanada‎, 08-02-2015 6:58 PM
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  8. RNPS

    Hi does anyone have any info on RNPS, In particular about its service during DDAY Thanks

    Started by petesdragon‎, 08-02-2015 10:04 PM
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    08-02-2015, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Looking for Thomas Bradney Royal Marines

    Thomas Bradney 745 Royal Marines light infantry Plymouth division, short service Enlisted 4th January 1915 Any help on fining out what he did during his time in the marines would be helpful

    Started by Pollywolly‎, 08-02-2015 2:53 PM
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    08-02-2015, 10:32 PM Go to last post
  10. HMS Drifter HASTFEN

    I have an ancestor who was killed when a mine exploded who was a deckhand on HMS Drifter Hastfen on 24th September 1917. Records I have found state he was a Royal Naval Reserve, Service No, DA17820 and that his body was not recovered for burial. I have also been able to obtain from NArchives...

    Started by ann255‎, 05-02-2015 1:57 PM
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    05-02-2015, 7:11 PM Go to last post
  11. John BRYAN, Purser early 19th century

    Hello, I have a challenging ancestor named John Bryan. I've confirmed a marriage under licence to Anna LANGDON on 5 October 1810 in the Parish of St John, Hackney, London, at which time he was described as a Purser. I've also located - under the heading "1798-1843 Naval General Service Medals - ...

    Started by Biggalbart‎, 02-02-2015 5:57 AM
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  12. Can you help interpret this 1885-1920 record?

    I have this Navy record and am wondering what some of the initials (eg rating) and comments mean http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag142/ignatz_mouse/WalterJamesNavyService_zps9e16b420.png Thank you very much if you have time to help me

    Started by dermotb‎, 02-02-2015 7:05 AM
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  13. Retired navy personnel rights?

    Hi, I am researching my family tree. A relative sent me a fascinating story of our relative who retired from the navy around 1860. It stated two things I cannot verify at all hence hoping for some pointers. The first was that he was granted some kind of fishing/ oyster dredging rights from the...

    Started by Laurence Allen‎, 01-02-2015 1:34 PM
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  14. 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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    31-01-2015, 7:26 PM Go to last post
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    08-01-2015, 9:47 AM Go to last post

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