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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. 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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  2. Roy Everard Lakin

    Hi, I'm looking for anyone who may have known my my husband's grandfather, Roy Everard Lakin, who served in the RAF during WW2.

    Started by ShobaLakin1‎, 13-09-2014 5:49 PM
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  3. Service Record

    I am new to this forum so forgive me for not knowing my way around. I am trying to find more about my father-in-law's service in the RAF during WW2. He was a Canadian volunteer who came over in early 1940 and he was stationed at Biggin Hill. He flew Hurricanes and Spits. Later he transferred to the...

    Started by tomoro48‎, 10-09-2014 6:30 PM
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  4. 1946-1952

    Am trying to find any records for my dad I have his RAF Service number he joined after the war in 1946 are there records

    Started by Lhcraig‎, 01-09-2014 9:42 PM
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  5. Search for 2 family members "Claxton"

    My father and I have been searching for his and his brothers service records using name, forces description, even his service record number. We have returned no results ... where to next?:taz:

    Started by Gadget Girl‎, 01-09-2014 11:27 AM
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  6. Wink Robert (Bob) Howe, Flt Sgt

    Trying to track down the Bob Howe who served in 1943/44 as part of the British Air Commonwealth Training Programme in Port Albert, Ontario - near Goderich - Canada. He is my birth Father and I understand I will have half-siblings in the Hastings, UK, area if any survive.... Would very much like to...

    Started by Paul Carroll‎, 29-08-2014 8:25 PM
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  7. Searching for an airman, with only a name...

    'From airhead to Top Gun' is the title of a blog post at The National Archives (TNA). It shows how to search for an RAF pilot if you have no more than a name as the starting point: http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/airhead-top-gun-researching-second-world-war-raf-pilots/. It's amazing...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 28-08-2014 4:42 PM
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  8. Arrow Uncle records for 111 Squadron Vol Air force

    Looking for info on my uncle Den Moss commemorated in Tunisia and supposedly shot down in Burma. First the family has heard of this. Any guide on how to trace this fact? many thanks

    Started by Maureen M‎, 27-08-2014 12:59 AM
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  9. Howard P Fitzwater...R.A.F.?

    Help.... Can anyone assist me. I have been informed that my mother's cousin Howard Percival Fitzwater, joined the R.A.F during ww2, he had spent some years in Canada, first as a home child 1929-1935/6 then he returned to Canada in 1937-1938. But, here's the rub, there is no record of him in the...

    Started by Matahari‎, 23-08-2014 4:35 PM
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  10. No1 BSRU

    Hi, does anyone have any information on No1 Base Signals and Radar Unit (BSRU)? I know that most of the Unit were killed when their LST hit a mine off Ostende in November 1944, but am looking for information on where thye were based in the UK (believed to be Chigwell?), and also where they were...

    Started by Andyp538‎, 11-08-2014 5:12 PM
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  11. Help please?

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me find out if I am able to trace information about people who did their National Service on this website. My father signed up for his National Service but I am unable to find any information on him

    Started by kflockhart‎, 19-08-2014 9:30 PM
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  12. Inverness

    Hi, I am trying to find out what regiments/divisions etc would have been based in the Inverness area in 1945, any idea how I find this out? Thanks

    Started by deedle‎, 18-08-2014 11:01 PM
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  13. 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 9:19 PM
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  14. 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 8:24 PM
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  15. 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 6:27 PM
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  16. 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 4:47 PM
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  17. 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 4:26 PM
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  18. 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 3:21 PM
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  19. 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 8:54 AM
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  20. 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 11:19 PM
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