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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    27-10-2014, 9:58 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Mentioned in despatches - Why?

    My father-in-law was mentioned in despatches after the bombing of Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain. At this time he was ground crew. Does anyone know if there tends to be more information in the squadron records as to why he got this mention? Or how I may find more details?

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 28-02-2011 8:52 PM
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    19-10-2014, 6:27 PM Go to last post
  7. WWII despatches

    My understanding is that only the MOD will release copy of despatch mentioning galantry. Is there a way of searching newspaper publications of the event?

    Started by Tragicmagic‎, 17-10-2014 1:26 PM
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  8. The beginning of Radar and the personnel.

    Hello there, My father worked during the war years and from 1936 onwards for a unit of the RAF called The Civilian Ariel Erection Unit. I think they were based at Kidbrooke Air Force Base but travelled all over the country during and before the ward erecting radar pylons. Can anyone give me - or...

    Started by Westie‎, 12-10-2014 11:47 AM
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  9. Medal Search

    My General Service Medal was misplaced when I moved back to the UK from Singapore. It was a GSM with Borneo clasp for service in Labuan, Borneo. My details were on the rim Name and Service No. Anyone know where it is now?

    Started by Pisces19‎, 08-10-2014 4:26 PM
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  10. Gunhill

    Henry Davis transferred from the Army to RAF November 1918 and discharged December 1919. RAF record of service found at The National Archives but not his army records, any advice / thoughts locating these would be appreciated. George Arthur Scarff transferred from the Army to RAF in 1919 and...

    Started by Gunhill‎, 04-10-2014 3:49 PM
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  11. Derek Henry Mills

    I'm looking for information concerning my father who died in 1993. He served as ground crew in the RAF in Ipoh Malaysia, then Singapore, then Java before being captured and he remained a POW until VJ Day. I cannot see him on the Forces War Records site, so where can i get more information, please?

    Started by admills‎, 03-10-2014 7:17 PM
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  12. Exclamation Looking for my grandfathers records

    Hello all, I'm looking for my grandfathers records; Ronald Petersen, he was in the RAF c.1947 (born 1928) and was a corporal (we think) at Wilmslow but his details are not listed. I'm not sure where else to go now. If anyone could please help me I would be very grateful. Thanks very much....

    Started by hayleybalmers‎, 28-09-2014 10:40 AM
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  13. Austin

    Hi need help finding war records for my father R R Austin Sgt during the war believe North Africa and Italy born bred Southampton many thanks

    Started by forestlady‎, 26-09-2014 8:09 PM
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  14. Question Looking for Pointers - Sgt C.T. Nield, 16 MU

    I seem to be turning up a blank on my father's service (Sgt C.T. "Terry" Nield, 16 MU). I think he retired in 1975 or '76 after my mothers death. He died in 1977 so I cannot ask him or for that matter the rest of the family (they don't know either). I've been trawling the net to see if I can...

    Started by 4timbo‎, 22-09-2014 5:24 PM
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  15. WAAF 1939-1945

    My late mum was in catering when she was in the WAAF does anyone know if there are any records relating to her service record that survive. We did apply for her service medal after she had died in 1997 and have this. I have tried on the National Archives site but they appear to have moved the...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 15-06-2009 8:16 PM
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  16. Question holy bible

    I HAVE A W.W.2 RAF BIBLE.INSIDE IS THE NAME L.A.C. TROATH J.D.H. R.AF. 939715 WHICH I THINK IS HIS SERVICE NO. ON THE COVER IS THE RAF INSIGNIA AND ACTIVE SERVICE EDITION. COULD ANYONE HELP WITH ANY INFORMATION. THANKS EBURRIDGE

    Started by eburridge1‎, 05-05-2014 10:14 AM
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    20-09-2014, 9:41 AM Go to last post
  17. looking for information please

    I am looking for information on a John D Sinclair (1346366) RAFVR 2.10.41 - 1.7.46 cannot find anything and don't know where to go now. He was in the Air crew category - CLK 5D. only other info I have is on one of the books I have it says Hednesford, Staffs. any help would be appreciated.

    Started by elliottann‎, 17-09-2014 4:27 PM
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  18. Help in finding info on my Grandad please

    Hi all, I really hope someone can help me. I'm tracking to track down whatever information I can on my Grandad. I have a copy of his Service and Release book which only states the following: C Evans (full name is Charles) RAF Airman Rank - Sgt Service Number - 2235179 (there is also a...

    Started by oldmagray‎, 15-09-2014 11:22 AM
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  19. Squadron

    How can I find out the squadron my uncle was in. He was navigator in a Wellington Bomber:wink5:

    Started by lynn71‎, 14-09-2014 12:14 PM
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    14-09-2014, 12:26 PM Go to last post
  20. Service records for my grandfather

    GEORGE HENRY MARRATT transferred from the Army to the RFC on 15/8/1917, subsequently the RAF on 1/4/1918, then the RAF Reserve on 31/3/1919, finally "deemed" (?) discharged on 30/4/1920. I have photocopies of these records - document number 92061, obtained from RAF service personnel records at...

    Started by nickgft‎, 13-09-2014 12:53 PM
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