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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Post Invisible Uncle

    Family belief is that my uncle Leonard Melville Beavis was killed whilst training at RAF Duxford in Dec 1937. There is a photo of him in RAF uniform. His death was recorded at Royston Herts, but military records yield nothing at all. How can this be?

    Started by duxford1938‎, 03-11-2014 11:29 PM
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  14. Peter Speight. RAF

    Anyone with any info re: Peter Speight ,pilot officer, navigator, radio mechanic, Malta please contact me. My dad passed away 2 years ago and I have very little info about his war years. A few campaign medals, buttons and smal souvenirs. Would love to know more. Born 1920

    Started by Andysp8‎, 05-11-2014 1:51 AM
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  15. RAF/RFC

    Can anyone help I have found my grandads ww1 record I think he enlisted in 1918 his service no is 176430 . I can't seem to find him on this website Can anyone point me in the right direction ??

    Started by Beverley1959‎, 03-11-2014 8:05 PM
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  16. RFC personnel deployment in 1918

    My father enlisted in the RFC in Feb 1917. He was a wireless operator, and I think he was with the B.E.F. His parents received a Christmas Card in 1917, which was the card of the 16th (Irish) Division. In April 1918 he was automatically transferred to the newly formed RAF. On 6th June...

    Started by francebone‎, 28-10-2014 3:40 PM
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  17. father's records

    My father died in 1980 but I am trying to discover more of his war records. He was an officer and flew on Lancasters. He was as far as I know a rear gunner/ signals. At one time he was stationed in Oban and after That possibly Surrey. Sadly as a child I did not ask all the questions that my son is...

    Started by maureen1949‎, 27-10-2014 8:32 PM
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  18. 76 Squadron.....Book??

    I am hoping that someone will be able to assist with my enquiry. I am researching Albert Charles Thornhill born 1925 and died 23/10/1944. He flew with 76 Squadron and I am lead to believe that a book was written by flight engineer Sgt J Hampton which has photograghs of my relative. I am keen to...

    Started by sandpiper1809‎, 24-01-2010 11:49 AM
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  19. Red face RAF Riccall looking for people who were there

    hi I am researching RAF Riccall in Yorkshire for a community project we are putting togther a dvd to tell the stories and events of that time if you can help in any way please conatac me asap sue

    Started by ssuellis‎, 23-10-2014 11:46 AM
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  20. Help....

    I have just joined the War Records site, found my father in law amongst the list, but not able to go any further, is there a reason why? Can anyone advise, as I would now like to know where he was stationed etc.

    Started by Boulton family‎, 19-10-2014 10:30 PM
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