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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 1:23 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 3:08 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA

    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 12:07 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 11:55 AM
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  1. Royal Marine Private-1841

    Hi, I would be grateful for any advice going in my family tree search. Information on Ancestry shows a Thomas Edward Allen born 1826 was in 1841 aged 15 a Private in the Royal Marines at Chatham. I cannot trace this record through various routes. It later shows him on board " Petrel" in 1861 as...

    Started by Laurence Allen‎, 09-09-2014 6:04 PM
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  2. HMS Selena

    I am looking for information on Hms selena submarine active in World war2

    Started by johanne‎, 18-09-2014 3:24 PM
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  3. royal navy

    I am looking for information on a William Telfer who joined the Royal Navy on 17th Dec. 1941. he was on a minesweeper and started at HMS Royal Arthur, Skegness I have used all the search things I can think of but cannot find any information. his registration nomber was CPF 41092. he was born...

    Started by elliottann‎, 19-09-2014 12:36 PM
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  4. Unhappy OBE

    Where can I find details of the reasons for forfeited OBE?

    Started by ray1947‎, 25-08-2014 11:43 AM
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  5. Lieutenant-Commander John Marshall Glaser

    John Marshall Glaser was my father and was killed in a flying accident out of Ford Airfield on 19th May, 1953. I have very basic information on his service history and only 3 photographs. I know that he served on HMS Hermes, HMS Formidable and HMS Fencer during WW2 and HMS Theseus and HMS Eagle...

    Started by theseus‎, 11-09-2014 3:05 PM
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  6. WWI recommended for medal and gratuity

    Hello I am a complete novice at this, I include computers so be patient with me. I am trying to find out about my great uncle who died 27/9/1918. He joined the R.M.L.I in December 1902. He died at the family home leaving 3 medals, which I have been told were for good conduct and nothing special....

    Started by ken bibby‎, 30-08-2014 5:19 PM
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  7. Thumbs up WW2, HMS APHIS frank e. w. Lacey 1942.

    :clap:Looking for my grandads service records and I am looking for the missions he and his ships crew fought throughout their service. I am looking for crew diaries and photos from other sources. He had written letters to his family serving as bosun on various cargow ships in 1960-63 and he said he...

    Started by slik rick‎, 01-09-2014 9:04 PM
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  8. Unravelling my dad's WW2 service

    I am trying to find out more about my Dad's WW2 service but have very little to go on other than things he said when I was a child! I'm therefore reluctant to pay the price of getting documentation from the MOD when I am not certain which arm of the services he was in. So, the story I was told...

    Started by Sandiwin‎, 30-08-2014 4:44 PM
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    30-08-2014, 9:53 PM Go to last post
  9. Royal Navy - Boxing

    Hi Does anyone know where I could get information about Royal Navy Boxing titles/belts in the 1940's? Ever hopeful Alison

    Started by Grefintec‎, 05-07-2014 8:52 PM
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  10. Thumbs down RNVR

    My grandfather Robert Jesse Warnes was in RNVR and at Gallipoli. I put his name and fact that he survived into your database hatand received a 0 result? what am I doing wrong? I also received this for James Beston....who survived and was in the DLI.....have I wasted my money????

    Started by WENDYGREATOREX‎, 14-08-2014 11:02 AM
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  11. Royal Naval Reserve (WW1) - D/H

    In a Naval medal list for WW1, I have come across D/H as a rank. What does it mean, please? 'Deck hand' is the only thing I can think of, off-hand. Also, might a man who was running his own (small) business possibly be more liable for a posting into a Reserve force than a fully active one? ...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 15-08-2014 3:27 PM
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  12. Navy ranks 1909-1923

    My grandfather enlisted in the Royal Navy in March 1909 for what looks like a twelve-year stint. Family tradition has it that he was a stoker, but his records, which I just obtained, indicate that from the time he enlisted his 'rating' was as a 'yeo stores' -- presumably yeoman stores. Does anyone...

    Started by patk‎, 05-08-2014 6:51 PM
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  13. Royal Navy

    Is there anyway I can find out of men who didn't come home when the war ended and stayed in Australia or New Zealand a term used jumped ship. This is a stab in the dark as I can't find my relative on the Royal Navy site and he said this is how he came to be abroad at the end of the war. I should...

    Started by Paliesruth‎, 14-08-2014 11:48 AM
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  14. Gunner - Royal Navy

    I am trying to locate any information about my Father who was a gunner in 2ndWW. I cannot locate his name on the system. A family member has a Seaman's Handbook for 1942. My Father operated a Oerliken gun and was attached to the Armed Merchant Cruisers. He served on 3/4 ships. Any advice or links...

    Started by Rosco1‎, 10-08-2014 4:48 PM
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  15. Gunner - Royal Navy

    Hello New to this research and wondered if anyone can help with the following - I have been trying to find details of my Father who was a gunner with the R.N. in 2nd WW. I have very little information and no specific dates or name of ships. He had a seamans handbook for 1942. I think he...

    Started by Rosco1‎, 12-08-2014 7:43 PM
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  16. HMS Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy

    Is there anyone researching their family history who has an ancestor that served on HMS Aboukir, Cressy or Hogue during WWI? My great grandfather served on HMS Hogue when all three ships were torpedoed by the U9 German submarine on 22nd September 1914. Luckily, my great grandfather survived the...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 16-05-2008 9:52 PM
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  17. HMS Dreadnaught Launched 1906

    I am Doug Beddows in Australia born to English born parents. My Father Albert Edward Beddows Born Sep 30 1884 at Droitwich Wor. He joined the RN on 24 Apl 1900 age 15 and served until 10 May 1911. He was drafted to HMS Dreadnaught on 1st Sept 1906 at the ships launching and served for 4 1/2 years...

    Started by Douglas Beddows‎, 05-08-2014 11:30 AM
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  18. Question Jane McBride

    Hi I am trying to trace my Father's war records but have had no result so far, I have 2 numbers which are WBO670 and MX65475 he joined up in 1940 and his name was John Robert Richardson of 9 Weatherall Terrace, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. as far as I know he also served on submarines. He survived...

    Started by Patchwork@Jen‎, 04-08-2014 12:04 PM
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  19. Looking for service records

    My grandfather died when HM Russell was torpedoed off Malta in April 1916. I know he was in the Royal Marine Light Infantry. I want to find when he joined up, where he served. Can anyone point me in the right direction please.

    Started by sixpence39‎, 04-08-2014 10:21 AM
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  20. Cool My Grandad R. Hambly

    Hello! I am looking into my Granddad's war service, I have been given his service history from the Royal Navy and he was a Stoker on many ships. How do I find pictures of these ships and where they went to in the war of WW2? Also my Uncle (now deceased) believed my Granddad was on the cruiser...

    Started by KMoore‎, 10-07-2014 8:50 AM
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