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

    Looking for post 1921, WW2 or more modern RAF service records? See the sticky about how to apply for them that I posted, click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 2:22 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. John Eyre Warren RAAF

    Hi I am trying to find the flying units my brother flew with in WW2 he was aircrew and operated a tail gun. He also spent some time in various hospitals with a shoulder injury. He is now deceased and I am writing a history of him. His Service number was 431597 Any help or clues would be...

    Started by rwarren‎, 23-02-2015 6:54 AM
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  2. Lancaster Bombers, then Hallifax

    I'm looking for information on William Martin Keenan born in Lanchester Co Durham. In 1922, died in Uxbridge Middlesex London in 1991. I believe he was a Navigation officer with the Lancaster Bomber's in WW2. Married Marion Clive in 1956 and had 6 children, Has anyone any information on...

    Started by scarlett3‎, 17-02-2015 2:32 PM
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  3. help interpreting raf movement record

    I have an RAF movement log of my father who served in WW2 with many codes & abbreviation. I would like to send a copy of the A4 sheet by email to someone out there who could clarify the details. Have waited 10 years to receive the info & can not fully interpret it. Please help. Thanks Graham...

    Started by mayamaya‎, 04-02-2015 7:18 PM
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  4. King's Regulations

    Hi Does anyone know the meaning of Paragraph 652/4(B) {or possibly (13)} from the mid 40's KR's please? It would also be very helpful to find a list of RAF abbreviations and acronyms - any ideas? Derek

    Started by Pilot Pete‎, 14-02-2015 9:23 PM
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  5. Searching for details of my father's WW2 MID

    My father was Mentioned in Dispatches during WW2 and has the oak leaf but he never received any official notification of the reason for the MID (he was overseas at the time, in Egypt - I think). According to information on this site it was awarded in the New Year's Honours List and published in the...

    Started by rafbrat‎, 09-02-2015 2:11 PM
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  6. Lawrence Frederick Seabrook;

    Can anyone help me please? I know very little about my father whom I understand was based at RAF Anglesey during the war where he was involved with radar. Whilst there he met my mother Maragaret Dora Andrade. My searches on Forces records have shown nothing about either. I am trying to find out...

    Started by minder45‎, 29-12-2014 6:30 PM
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  7. Royal Air Force

    Hi trying to trace records of my Dad John Mc Menamin was in the \RAF 1934 to 1946 Warrant Officer. Came from Glasgow. Don't have his service number or details of squadron. Any ideas on how to get more information about him? Thanks Tank Engine

    Started by Tank Engine‎, 28-01-2015 1:33 PM
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  8. Question Ernest Francis RAF Feb 1944 - Nov 1947

    My father, Ernest Francis, joined the RAF as a Leading Air Craftman in Feb 1944 after having been in the ATC. At some point he was in training as we have a photo taken by a professional photographer in Fleetwood Lancashire in 1946 E/A CLKS 28B. He went on the SS Empress of Scotland to Singapore,...

    Started by ernestfrancis‎, 23-01-2015 3:41 PM
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  9. RAF Evanton

    Mum was @ RAF Evanton. This is all I know of her time in the WAF. I know her service No. Where can my search begin. Thanks

    Started by pirnmill‎, 22-01-2015 1:10 AM
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  10. Fred John Valentine Harris RAF SGT 1943-1947

    Hi Please can any one help me find my Dads details His Service number was 1897355. He was in the RAF based in Tangmere. Thanks Ross Harris

    Started by Ross harris‎, 21-01-2015 10:52 PM
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  11. RAF - 55 SQUADRON

    Hello everyone, my auntie and myself are looking for information on my uncle who passed away over 30 years ago (not in combat). He fought in WW2 and earned a DFC medal, flew lancaster bombers, took part in the bombing of monte cassino and the liberation of bergen-belsen concentration camp and...

    Started by glennis.rose‎, 20-01-2015 9:12 PM
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  12. Mentioned in Despatches

    I signed up to this site in the hope of finding out WHY my dad had been MiD'd in WW2. Can anyone tell me where I can get that information please?

    Started by Ann's dad‎, 14-01-2015 1:53 PM
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  13. airforceman stationed at Blackpool in 1940

    How do I find RAF records for my father. He was also stationed at Hullavington in Wiltshire.

    Started by patchwork4‎, 12-01-2015 11:52 AM
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  14. air ministry form 1180 accident card

    Hello, I have just recieved the form 1180 accident card for a crash from 1944. There is a section with 6 columns entitled "people in aircraft" the first 5 columns are headed by a letter, K M I I(s) and U ,the 6 th column has total. The aircraft type was a Sunderland and the numbers in the...

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 11-01-2015 9:07 AM
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  15. Burgess Brothers

    Just trying to find any information on my Dad George H "Bert" Burgess a navigator during WW2 did the work for flying under the radar. My uncle Edwin H "Pat" Burgess DFC a fighter pilot who after WW2 took a commission, then worked in aerospace and became salesman for concorde before moving to...

    Started by poppy1‎, 01-01-2015 9:18 AM
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  16. What was my father's RAF unit doing in WW2?

    I have my late father's RAF WW2 records, and I know where he was stationed - mostly abroad, inc Palestine, Africa. Is there any way to find out what his unit would have been doing at those times / in those places? I want to know the reason his unit was sent where it was. Thanks in advance! Tara...

    Started by Tarajane‎, 30-12-2014 12:42 PM
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  17. Question Father Wellington Pilot William George Kent

    I am at my wits end trying to find out any information about my late father. He was born in January 1922 and died December 2012. I believe at some he was based at Cranwell in Lincolnshire and went over to several different countries including Egypt, Italy, Cyprus, Middle East, Malta. He rarely...

    Started by Tia100613‎, 28-12-2014 11:58 PM
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  18. WAAF records 1939-1945

    mum was a corporal in the WAAFs believed in Kent. Have drawn negative result in records search Not sure where to go from here. Service number 890671. Violet Rosemary ALLEN

    Started by treefellers‎, 21-12-2014 10:47 AM
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  19. Albert J Willis POW Limburg

    HI, I am trying to find some information on my Grandfather Albert John Willis, who unfortunately has passed. I have some info including his service records, but they are vague at best. He never talked much about it. Looking for photos/ publications/ personal accounts , etc.... If anyone has...

    Started by WillisMarketGar‎, 19-12-2014 7:21 PM
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  20. David McCartney RAF Pilot

    Hi everyone, My name is Gavin and I am looking for any information on my Great-Uncle David McCartney. He is a family mystery of ours that we have been unable to resolve. To cut a long story short. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to Joseph and Catherine McCartney in July 1914. He was...

    Started by redgav‎, 13-12-2014 4:03 PM
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