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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 1:22 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 3:08 PM
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  1. WW2 RAF in north africa

    Hello I am looking for anything on the north africa air arm in 1940-44,had a grandad who was meant to be a wellington tail gunner.

    Started by stuartm29‎, 14-08-2014 8:19 PM
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  2. Father's Military records--History

    My father William Bridgeman McMillam (Chips) was Canadian born living in Scotland in 1939. Joined RAF in September 1939, was a tail gunner -I think. I have no unit names or numbers. Maybe stationed in Hull? Cannot find any records,,,any ideas? Thank you Michele

    Started by medelconte‎, 02-08-2014 7:24 PM
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  3. John Mumbray

    My father (1914-1995) was a boy entrant to the RAF, served in Egypt and Pakistan prewar and was mentioned in dispatches in June 1944(?). I would like to find out much more about his career and in particular what he did to win his medals & oak leaves, and why he was mentioned in dispatches. If...

    Started by leemumbray‎, 07-08-2014 5:27 PM
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  4. DFC Citation and Service Record

    Good afternoon all, I stumbled across this excellent site whilst researching DFC citations. For the last two months Iíve been trying to find out about my wifeís grandfathers service history. He served as a wireless operator/gunner on the Lancaster bomber during WW2. Name Polland First...

    Started by Martin4356111‎, 13-08-2014 3:47 PM
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  5. Bletchley park

    my great aunt is supposed to have worked at bletchley park as a wireless opperator for the foreign office before moving to bomber command. i have contacted bletchley who said alot of personnel files were destroyed so ho do i fing out if she was there and can someone explain what her jobs would have...

    Started by Greenjelly‎, 08-08-2014 3:26 PM
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  6. 138squadron

    Can somebody please help! I have gone around. in circles for the last 30 years. My uncle was killed in 1942 on operation watercress.He is listed as a dispatcher,my family knew him as a rear gunner, hr joined the RAF in 1936/7 how do I find his records prior to him serving in 138squadron?

    Started by Wilfturner‎, 05-08-2014 2:21 PM
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  7. WW1 disability codes

    Hi, I have managed to get my great granddad's war records, he was a lewis gunner, I am really interested in his medical record and wondered if anyone has info about disability codes. On his pension form the codes 49,9 and 35 are mentioned. We know he had a GSW to his knee and we think he was...

    Started by annahardy1‎, 06-08-2014 7:54 AM
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  8. RAF

    looking for my great uncle Joseph Mullan. Born 1917 in limavady area county Derry northern ireland. Joined forces in 1939. Last seen in Ballykelly in 1951. Believed to have resided in England after this time.

    Started by wu52tzw‎, 05-08-2014 10:19 PM
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  9. Lightbulb Maryjane

    Looking for RAF St. Athan during WW2 - most probably No.4 school of technical training. Looking for my dad who I think may have been ? He was a precision engineer, so could been an Instructor or a engineer working on the planes. Name: Raymond G READ. Can't bring up St. Athan in war records,...

    Started by DadWW2‎, 05-08-2014 11:38 AM
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  10. Fathers 75 Squadron Record in WW2

    My father was a WW2 Lancaster Pilot for 75 Squadron (RAF). I was wondering if his service record would be here and how I would find it.

    Started by kiwiblue100‎, 28-07-2014 2:48 AM
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  11. Evader

    In the record the Fate is recorded as "Evader". What is the official meaning of this? An incident of "Crashed" is also in the record. Thank you.

    Started by rogert‎, 04-08-2014 3:15 PM
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  12. Dad - a Lancaster pilot

    I am trying to find details of my dads service for RAF 75 squadron during WW2. Its a shame I didnt know this before I spent $30 joining up because it stated "Find you military ancestors now". You need to have a disclaimer that you dont have WW2 records. Regards Tony

    Started by kiwiblue100‎, 04-08-2014 10:08 PM
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  13. Leading aircraft men Algiers

    I know the service number W.P. Brown but I can get no information on this site, does anyone know where I could turn to next? Is the site only for Officers and medal recipients?

    Started by susiebrown‎, 27-07-2014 6:07 AM
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  14. Smile wing commander sherrard

    Looking for information on a Joseph Lister Sherrard. carlisle. He was a wing commander in the RAF in WW2, I was helping him write his memoirs and he has sadly been getting worse with dementia and I was hoping to find out more to help him piece bits together, any info would help x

    Started by kezza8824‎, 21-07-2014 10:12 PM
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  15. The Royal Societies Club in St Jame's Street

    The Royal Societies Club was in St James's Street, London from 1894-1941. My grandfather, Albert Leslie Neale, handed his Military Cross into the Club and I was wondering if anyone knew what happened to the club, where it moved to or what happened to his medal. Any information would be gratefully...

    Started by chippygill‎, 16-07-2014 12:56 PM
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  16. looking for RAF records for Cyril Baker

    Hi there everyone, Im hoping someone can help me, Im hoping to find some kind of record for Cyril Baker. My grandfather. I do have some info on his life but nothing on RAF side of it. name - Cyril Baker born - 23rd December 1921 (registered january 1922) born - llandudno conwy wales. ...

    Started by Bchar1988‎, 15-07-2014 3:36 PM
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  17. British RAF, Airmen's Service Records 1912-39

    I have just been reading the National Archives newsletter and it has an announcement that these records are now available at FindmyPast. The newsletter also suggests that anyone looking for records should also look at their research guidance:...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 16-07-2014 1:47 PM
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  18. RAF Base near Gravely

    Hi All I was wondering if I might ask a question on behalf of a good friend. His grandfather was in the RAF and was shot down during WWII but until recently he knew relatively little about where he was based. It now transpires he was at a base near St Neots (Gravely to be precise) in, I...

    Started by NatashaBatsford‎, 24-08-2009 10:50 AM
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  19. Harold Jackson

    Does any one know where my late uncle Harold Jackson was based he was from Halifax yorkshire,& was a navigator in the RAF in a Halifax bomber.the plane came down 1943 in the med & they were 10 days in a dinghy before being picked up & I believe they were taken to Alexandria,I have a photo of...

    Started by Audrey wood‎, 11-07-2014 10:34 PM
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  20. No 1 (ME) Fuel Transportation Coy

    Having no luck finding information on above. I have a Christmas card which has a photo of a truck with tanker on the back. It says (RAF) on the door and the tank has a menu printed on it. It says Xmas 1944, Best Wishes from The Commanding Officer and fellow officers RAF. Lots of people have...

    Started by Readoz‎, 05-07-2014 6:22 AM
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