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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. Army discharge - please help with army codes.

    Army No. 1614597: Name: HAYDEN, John Henry: ...Cause of becoming non-effective... HAP/s 10/3/46 Z/T. DISCH AGE LIMIT. John Henry was born January, 1911, which would have made him 35 at the time of discharge. Would some kind person tell me what HAP/s and Z/T mean. thank you.

    Started by June Harvey‎, 15-06-2014 8:21 PM
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  2. Squadron 652

    Hello, My father was in the Royal Air Force, squadron 652, he was involved in the D-Day landings, I think he landed on day 6, can anyone tell me what beach he landed on and any other relevant information?

    Started by PeterHart‎, 14-06-2014 3:43 PM
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  3. The wartime record of my grandfather

    I have received information on my grandfather's war record. As far as I can see, he joined the Pioneers in 1942 from Southern Ireland and somehow ended up in 2 SAS Brigade. There is a lot I can't decipher and would love to find out what he actually did during the war. I never met the man and he is...

    Started by Mine blaster‎, 11-06-2014 5:29 PM
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  4. 24th Lancers

    After the very moving Normandy broadcasts I am trying to find out my fathers (Mauice (Morry) Phillips war record, all I know is that he served in the 24th Lancers.

    Started by Hestercombe‎, 11-06-2014 4:43 PM
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  5. Casualty - Royal Artillery WW2

    I am trying to find out some information about my husbands Grand father who was in the Royal Artillery in WW2. He survived the war but was badly injured in March 1945. I believe that he was the only survivor of his gun crew when it exploded. I am trying to find when and where he was injured. His...

    Started by ruthwhelan17‎, 10-06-2014 7:07 PM
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  6. Leslie Gordon Smith WW11

    I am trying to find information on Leslie Gordon Smith I cant find him on the Forces war records. He was a Battery Sergeant in The Royal Artillary in WW2

    Started by Dafila‎, 10-06-2014 9:24 PM
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  7. My Uncle's service records

    I think my Uncle was with the Royal Berkshire Regiment in Monte Cassino Italy, during 1944, but not sure of the dates. His name was Sidney RICH, born around 1920, and was not wounded or killed in action. Can anyone help me? I have lost touch with him, and wonder whether he is still alive. Any...

    Started by Balletdancer68‎, 08-06-2014 1:47 PM
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  8. Air Raid Warden Service Records

    My father Leslie (Les) Rogers enlisted but was sent back to manufacture gun springs due to his expertise. He was the foreman at Somnus Bedding and all through the war the factory was taken over for this purpose. He set up all the machines (which were operated by women) loaded the correct spring...

    Started by Col1940‎, 07-06-2014 11:55 AM
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  9. Lancaster crashed at Chemnitz 6 March 1945

    I'm trying to research my uncle's history and know that his Lancaster (PD403 and UL-F2) came down during Operation Thunderclap - it is believed the Lancaster crashed near Chemnitz. Of the crew, my uncle is the only one buried, the others are all commemorated at Runnymede. I'm struggling to...

    Started by maximus67‎, 07-06-2014 3:43 PM
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  10. Fathers service details

    I am trying to find info on my fathers service details during WW2. I have a full name and his army service number which began with a T, but have drawn a blank. Anyone have any ideas !

    Started by Chipmunk‎, 07-06-2014 12:44 PM
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  11. Suez canal

    How do I find out about which Regiment my father was in during the Suez Canal Campaign. I know he joined up for National Service when he was 17years old. He was then posted to Egypt in the late 40's/early 50's but he never spoke of his experiences.

    Started by Jackie Edwards‎, 06-06-2014 5:27 PM
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  12. James Irons 'Ian' Gamble RAAF 421721

    I am looking to find out ANY information about James Irons Gamble from London (April 20th 1916 -June 11th 1944). I have just found out of his existence through researching my family tree - he was my mother's cousin (she never knew about him as his father died in the 1918 flu pandemic and he...

    Started by Tracey Moule‎, 06-06-2014 4:10 PM
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  13. 11th air training corp RAF Shawbury

    Hi, Trying to research my fathers war records. He was stationed at RAF Shawbury from June 1939 till May 1945; he joined as a conscription role as a butcher but was later transferred to flight observation which we believe involved been self sufficient behind enemy lines reporting on air craft...

    Started by wilf hughes‎, 06-06-2014 8:22 PM
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  14. Looking for my father's records

    Hi all, after a bit of advice My father served (I think) with the Northamptonshire Regiment inWW2. He saw service in North Africa and was wounded at Monte Casino. His name was Frank James William Mayes I can find no information about him and information on the Northamptonshire Regiment seems to...

    Started by Lazier sailor‎, 05-06-2014 9:21 PM
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  15. War time plane crash, how to find out more?

    Hi all, I have just picked up my research again after a year or so break and am trying to find out more about Eric James Tracey born 1921 died 1945 while serving aboard HMS Puncher. According to the Royal Navy research archive at http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/ESCORT/PUNCHER.htm Eric...

    Started by laroc‎, 04-06-2014 10:12 PM
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  16. Father's service records

    My Dad's service number seems to indicate that he was originally assigned to the Prince of Wales Volunteers. However his paperwork states that he was conscripted to the 8th South Lancashire Regiment on 15/01/1942 until 27/12/1942. He was then transferred to the Royal Artillery on 28/01/1942 until...

    Started by Janice Gerard‎, 03-06-2014 12:55 AM
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  17. Royal Artillery

    Anyone who can share history of 1st anti aircraft artillery which was earlier named as U light anti aircraft artillery.

    Started by RM Zamir‎, 03-06-2014 9:25 PM
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  18. ATS

    Very disappointed not to find any mention of this branch. My mother was in ATS - trained to drive a search light lorry - survived Coventry during the blitz. They played an important support role so is it not time they were remembered properly?

    Started by Jane Millwood‎, 03-06-2014 3:27 PM
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  19. chaffinch1

    hello. i am trying to find out about my father in ww11. his name was albert james perry he was in the r.a.c he was trooper. 14310052. can anyone help as i dont know what to do next.

    Started by chaffinch1‎, 03-06-2014 11:30 AM
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  20. Red face Major Bill Cowell - searching for military re

    My grandfather was in the Middle East in WW2 and was involved with the movement of tanks across the desert (Palestine/Egypt), for which he recieved a letter of commendation for designing a tank transporter (so I believe), he died just after the war so I never got to hear from him his story. He was...

    Started by excrofter‎, 02-06-2014 8:59 PM
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