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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. 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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  2. 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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    27-07-2014, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    14-07-2014, 9:36 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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    11-07-2014, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  9. 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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    11-07-2014, 11:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Angry searching squdron name

    HELLO I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT THE SQUDRON THAT WAS STATION AT St Athans Cardiff in the 30-40s I know my dad was station in the 40 due to my dad past away about ten years after the war and me being only 3yrs old when he came out of the R.A.F and the only ones who knew have past away, I only wont...

    Started by llanharan‎, 29-06-2014 6:21 PM
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  11. Egypt

    I know my father was in Egypt in March 1940. I have a newspaper cutting from Egyptian Sunday ? (was cut off), this is a photo of RAF team who played against Abbassia Area in Services' Charity Soccer Tournament at the Prince Farouk Stadium. Our family know he was slightly injured when in Egypt,...

    Started by saramade‎, 19-06-2014 11:47 PM
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  12. Help in finding my fathers grave in France

    I have just registered with this blog. I am committed to finding the specific site in the Champagne area of France, where my Father was shot down by the Nazis. His name was Cecil Harold Ogden he was a pilot officer of a Lancaster bomber and was attached to 03 squadron, service number 54597 and he...

    Started by MikeO44‎, 07-06-2014 8:44 PM
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  13. Research on WW2 airman

    I would like some info on where to start a research on an airman whose plane was shot down over Italy during the latter part of WW2. This man was interned near Aviano in northern Italy (north of Venice) and escaped into the mountains. My mothers family and others hid him and looked after him in...

    Started by Florio‎, 11-06-2014 11:29 PM
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  14. 80 Wing LAC William Gray 644542

    Looking for help in deciphering my late Grandfathers RAF service! The entries are as follows after his trade training as he joined on 18/5/39 to 2 Depot Cardington:- No 2 Wing E & W.S - 28/7/39 Stn ? Acklington - 18/1/40 Iraq - 17/4/40 Stn Basra - 23/5/40 Stn W/T - 21/2/41 admitted 29...

    Started by PaulBillib‎, 06-06-2014 7:16 PM
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  15. 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 8:14 PM
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  16. Ron Jenkins

    I have a photograph of a young air gunner who was killed in 1943. He was billeted in Bridlington at the time of the photograph. He is in a flying suit. The name Ron Jenkins is written on the back of the photograph. After years of family history researching I can't bring myself to ...

    Started by mattybrown‎, 09-06-2014 5:00 PM
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  17. Seeking info on Charles 'Chuck' Hooley WW2

    Information sought on Charles 'Chuck' Hooley, RAF Lancasters in WW2. Chuck recently died so info is for tribute.

    Started by wendy65‎, 05-06-2014 12:09 AM
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  18. Edward George STRANKS

    Born 1920, and joined RAF after completing a motor mechanic apprentiship. Was apparently the "tallest man in Middle East airforce" where he was an engine fitter. No records showing at all!! Has anyone any pointers which might help?

    Started by michaelstranks‎, 08-06-2014 2:29 PM
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    08-06-2014, 3:49 PM Go to last post
  19. royal air force

    seeking information on leading aircraftman Walter William James Miller in ww2 would like to find out where he was based and any other information that can be found any help would be truly grateful all I can tell anyone is that he lived in Walthamstow when war broke out regards bobtail 56:

    Started by bobtail56‎, 08-06-2014 10:33 AM
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  20. Seeking info on Leslie Webster RAF WW2.

    Hi, I sent off to the RAF to get my granddads service records/medals which was successful. However the service records don't really give any detail of rank/roll/posting/unit company etc etc. I want to know more about what he did and what unit/company he was in and any other info i can find....

    Started by mordzy‎, 07-06-2014 12:42 PM
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    08-06-2014, 12:18 PM Go to last post

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