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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. Help with Photo

    HI, Can anyone ID the people in this photo? My Grandad Albert J Willis is front row third from the right. The only info I have is Italy 1943 ????? I think the 2nd para's were perhaps training for Market Garden there???? Thanks Julia

    Started by WillisMarketGar‎, 19-12-2014 9:00 PM
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Wink Help please

    Hi everyone Can anyone give me a list of the crew who were aboard the plane that the Duke of Kent was on that went down on some 'mission' in 1945 /46? The plane crashed somewhere in the north of Scotland on what has been said was a secret mission. My father always said that his cousin was one...

    Started by Tillergirl‎, 17-12-2013 6:36 PM
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  5. How do I get more info

    I am trying to get as much info as I can re a leading aircraftman who served in 1938/9.I have his name and service number.All I have so far is that he was mentioned in dispatches and have seen this in the Gazzette.How and where can I get more info than this?

    Started by editman‎, 02-12-2014 6:06 PM
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  6. does anyone have any information please

    Hello... My name is Paul Dunnington and I am trying to find any information relating to my Grandfather Lawrence Dunnington. I have limited information but here it is... Royal Air force volunteer reserve service number 743422 Died 29/10/1945 I would love to find anything connected with him...

    Started by spritemad‎, 02-12-2014 3:00 PM
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  7. Question MRS T GLASSCOE

    My husband served four years in the RAF! two of those years in Khartoum. is there a medal / medals for those years! regards Thelma Glasscoe

    Started by Thelma Glasscoe‎, 16-11-2014 4:33 PM
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  8. Christina Bock (Nee Bishop)

    Looking for any info on my late father Mr. William Ernest Bishop. He served in the RAF in world war 2

    Started by Christinabock‎, 23-11-2014 10:46 AM
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  9. Age of surviving WW2 POWs

    Hi. I am trying to find out if my father is one of the oldest WW2 POWs as he will be 100 years old next month. He was in the RAF and spent time in Stalag Luff 3. If anyone can help me find out this information, or, where to look, I would be very grateful. Thanks in anticipation. . Helen Britton

    Started by helenbritton‎, 08-06-2014 9:14 PM
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  10. list of RAF/USAFAirmen from POW Wartime Log

    I have managed to obtain and read my grandads wartime log from being a POW from September 1941 - 45. On his travels he was in numerous camps from Lamsdorf Sept 41 - April 41, Sagan Apr 42 - May 43, Hydekrug May 43 - August 44 , Fallingbostel August 44 - April 45. Escaped forced march to...

    Started by Davenport7‎, 21-11-2014 12:20 AM
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  11. Can not find

    I am looking for my fathers records. I have his service number, his rank, and of course his name but I cannot locate him on the database. Where else can I look for his records.

    Started by Oscargreen‎, 18-11-2014 10:35 PM
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  12. Question Cannot find records on Uncle WWII Spitfire

    I have searched for Ernest Blackett in Airforce, WWII and it only comes up with the most basic information on the medals he would have received eg 39-45 War Medal and Star. He trained in Bulawayo, was stationed in India and rode horses with the Raja he was staying with, went to Japan, caught TB...

    Started by ilingka‎, 18-11-2014 11:33 PM
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  13. Private A Wilkes RAF 80823

    ive found the record for my grandfather who was in the RAF after having been transferred from the RFC on 10/05/1917 but cannot find where he served during the great war. I do know he was wounded but would love to know more. where do I go next?

    Started by chrismoz‎, 18-11-2014 4:01 PM
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  14. RAF Singpore/Ceylon WW11

    Hi I'm new to FWR and am trying to trace my fathers WW11 national service. We know very little, all we know is that he joined the RAF in 1940 and worked in "Bricks and Works"? He was stationed in Sinapore and fled, when it was taken, on a Dutch Tramp Steamer to Ceylon where it was torpedoed and...

    Started by Sallyanne123‎, 17-11-2014 3:06 PM
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  15. Date of Death and Incident Date

    I have date of death for my uncle and same date for incident. Can I find out where the incident took place and what might have happened?

    Started by lindachristie‎, 30-10-2014 1:44 PM
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  16. Where's my dad?

    I can't find my dad's record in the Forces War Record but know he served in RAF during WWII - I've tried advance search but nothing comes up - he carried on serving until 1968. His name was William Lewis Barton and he ended up as a Chief Tech. Can anyone advise please?

    Started by nikkib53‎, 17-11-2014 1:59 PM
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  17. WW1 RFC & RAF in India

    I was hoping to track down some information on my Grandfather who I believe served in India during WW1 in the Royal Flying Corps initially and then RAF. I'm not sure of when - he was born in April 1900 so would be 17 in 1917. I don't have a service number. The database shows 3 names in the RAF...

    Started by MikeH220‎, 11-11-2014 3:00 PM
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  18. Red face RFC to RAF to RE!

    I wonder if anyone can help me to clarify some fact surrounding my Grandfather's WW1 & WW2 service? At the age of 18, my Grandfather, William Henry Bowles, enlisted for WW1, serving in the Royal Flying Corps. He took part in all the major battles and survived, leaving the war as a corporal in the...

    Started by PoppaB‎, 13-10-2014 8:01 PM
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  19. Help

    Our cousin Charles William Ernest Mathews was killed over the Med in World War 2 when his plane went down. He was a wireless operator rear gunner in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. I have found his record and that he died on 29.09.44 but was hoping to find out more information about where...

    Started by Elebarm‎, 09-11-2014 1:02 PM
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  20. Have RAF Forces Number But No record WW2 ??

    I have my Grandfathers RAF ID Card with Rank and number - full name and DOB but can find no details of his RAF duty. Believe he mmay have been in Soth Africa and/or India - does that make a difference ? Any help would be appreciated ! Paul

    Started by paul4135blue‎, 09-11-2014 10:48 AM
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