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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding service records for WW2 and after

    Service records from WW2 and after have not been released by MOD yet. The forms to apply for a copy of service records for someone who has died are HERE. As you will see from the info on the site, the amount of information provided to anyone other than the next of kin is limited for 25 years...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 19-04-2014 9:15 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. William Gordon

    HI, I have found a photo in my Fathers things for the above man. It was taken during ww2 and his army number on the back says 7382466. The address says Windsor Street Penarth. I will send by Post and/or a scan.

    Started by CanCan‎, 13-12-2009 10:31 AM
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  2. Wink A.T.S. Service Records

    Hi members, I need help in finding my mothers service records in the A.T.S in the 1940-45 erea, She passed away in 1985 and I last saw her about 1947-48 Name Florence May Davies, Corporal, W/230638 A.T.S. She married a William Edwin Morris, aged 25, Profession: Petty Officer, P/JX 147372 in April...

    Started by tomcat‎, 11-12-2009 8:27 PM
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  3. Army Service Records

    Please Help. I need a new approach to obtaining my deceased father in laws Army service records. We have gone down the route of the Army Personnel Centre etc without any joy. They needed his service number, which unfortunately we don't have. We have his full name, D.O.B, his address at signing...

    Started by frayne‎, 01-12-2009 7:28 PM
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  4. Bermuda 1942

    I hope I have put this in the right section? I am trying to find any information about my father whose ship was torpedoed he was in a life boat for several days, eventually picked up and landed in Bermuda either March or April or May 1942. Were there any newspaper reports on this in the Bermuda...

    Started by birdseed‎, 02-12-2009 10:29 AM
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  5. Albert Charles Thornhill

    I am hoping that someone may be able to shed some light on my grandads military career. Unfortunately I have only limited information as follows: Born 24/06/1909 Clapham. Served in South Staffordshire Army but exact regiment unknown. Married to Lily Annie Hine. Any information on his army life...

    Started by sandpiper1809‎, 17-11-2009 7:27 AM
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  6. Evacuation

    During WW2 my sister & I (being very young) were evacuated from where we lived in Kings Norton (south of Birmingham) to a place called "Wassal Grove". Try as we might, we cannot find exactly where that place was. Could it have been the name of a house? or a village? Can anyone help us find where...

    Started by chopendoz‎, 01-11-2009 6:54 PM
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  7. ARP Warden

    I have recently discovered that my aunt was an ARP warden during WWII, is there anywhere I might find a record of this, or anywhere I could find out more about female wardens?

    Started by Graham Knight‎, 25-10-2009 1:47 PM
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  8. ww2 star

    hi , my grandfather Robert e reed served in ww2 ,he was awarded the italy star ,the war medal and the war star . why the war star ? i can only find that ,if he had died or was wounded he would have been awarded this medal . i have his discharge papers and they show no injuries or illness...

    Started by deanC‎, 24-08-2009 5:30 PM
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  9. 2nd world war

    Can anyone help me. Ive found a great great uncle who died at sea on 17th June 1943. He was a sapper in the Royal Engineers. Im trying to find out on which ship he was on. ive come to a dead end. Hes name was WILLIAM FARRINGTON aged 43. Anyone got any ideas?

    Started by silverender‎, 16-10-2009 3:28 PM
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  10. American troops in Torquay 1944

    Hello, In 1944, prior to Operation Overload, my mother remembers that 2 American soldiers were billeted in her home in Torquay, Devon. She said they were very polite and kind to her and her parents, bringing much enjoyed chocolate and other goodies. Then suddenly they departed, she later...

    Started by MartynD‎, 21-08-2009 12:12 PM
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  11. Aeroplane Crash List; Can anyone read Dutch?

    I have found a distant relative on the following list: http://www.nimh.nl/nl/images/1941%20sec_tcm5-7282.pdf I can figure out most of the column headings except the last one-B/O. Can any one hazard a guess or see if there's an explanation of this column heading in the text, please? The...

    Started by Keewatin‎, 06-10-2009 9:01 PM
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  12. HMS Landing Craft Guns (10)

    My grandfather serverd on HMS LCG 10 during WW2. I can't find any information about the action this ship saw during the war. Can anyone point me in the right direction.

    Started by oliveriles‎, 05-10-2009 11:42 AM
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  13. Home Guard Records

    I have just receved my grandfather Home Guard records. I am haveing trouble undersanding some of it. Did the home Guard have regements like the army?. There is some writing on this form its not very clear and ratherd blured 18 Coy I think the next is 26 or 28 C of L BA Also at the top of...

    Started by roz1‎, 23-09-2009 2:26 PM
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  14. Cattle to the U.S.A.

    I have recently heard of pedigree breeding cattle being shipped to the U.S.A. for safe keeping during the early part of the war. They were collected in Dorset but eventually sailed from Glsgow. Anyone know any more about this please. nancyt

    Started by nancyt‎, 24-09-2009 11:42 PM
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  15. RNZAF Hampden Crash Turnberry Scotland 1943

    Hi All,Was wondering if by chance anyone has a photo of the Plane crash as above.My wife's father was a member of the crew,all buried at Dunure,Scotland just down the coast. I believe some of the aircraft is still in the side of the hill and can be seen.Best Regards Ken B

    Started by Ken Berry‎, 12-07-2009 8:22 AM
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  16. Sikh Light Infantry

    Hi, My Uncle, David PARK, was a 2nd Lieutenant in the SLI and died of malaria in 1946 in Pakistan. I have googled the SLI and have some basic info about the regiment, but was hoping someone could shed some light on more specific activity or give me some idea of how to find out more...

    Started by parky‎, 15-09-2009 1:29 AM
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  17. WW2 war diaries?

    I'm trying to find war diaries relating to WW2 but have gone round in circles looking at TNA's website. Perhaps they are not available yet? I'm specifically trying to find out about the 4th Royal Norfolks, 18 division and already know they were captured when Singapore fell to the Japanese in Feb...

    Started by LittleMissP‎, 09-09-2009 7:27 PM
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  18. Question stanley birchall wheat death 1945?

    hi all please can anyone help me finding any records from world war two on stanley birchall wheat born 1916 salford manchester cheers mickey

    Started by MICKEYSKY‎, 07-09-2009 8:35 PM
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    08-09-2009, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  19. 2nd World War - never returned?

    I wonder if someone could push me in the right direction, I am looking for someone in my family, it has been suggested that he "didn't come back" from action after the 2nd World War. Originally I was told, that the person died in action, I have put all the information I have into the...

    Started by richardstree‎, 18-08-2009 6:27 PM
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    08-09-2009, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  20. POW interviews WO344/122

    Hi I am trying to do an advance order for the above for my visit this Saturday, but it keeps coming up as part of a large document so wont let me order it. Any ideas welcome. Best Wishes Jane

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 07-09-2009 7:18 PM
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    07-09-2009, 7:31 PM Go to last post

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