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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for WW2 (and after) records?

    If you're looking for WW2 or later service records, see the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted ,click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:23 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA

    This is for anyone new to research, who may not know where to look. The National Archives (TNA) has lots of records connected with the Royal Navy. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to start....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 07-09-2008 12:07 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable RM attestation papers

    In case anyone doesn't know, attestation papers for the Royal Marines for most of the 19th century are now individually indexed on TNA's catalogue If you find a likely match to someone you are trying to locate, you can order a copy of the document from TNA. Using the catalogue: In the word...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 06-08-2008 11:55 AM
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  1. Post HMS Thunderer 1760

    Hi everyone, I'm new here, so please correct/advise if I do something wrong! I'm looking for the records of the HMS Thunderer 1760 version. This one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Thunderer_(1760). I have found a book that says Samuel Linley was a midshipman on this ship, so I need to...

    Started by Zantarel‎, 21-07-2014 12:37 PM
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  2. Royal Navy Officers

    The National Archives has this data set searchable on line: Royal Navy officers' service records 1756-1931. It says that: These records, from series ADM 196, are the service records of officers who joined the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1931. They include service records for commissioned...

    Started by Megan Roberts‎, 17-07-2014 7:42 PM
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  3. Gunner James Goddard

    Looking for family links for Gunner James Goddard RMA killed in action on HMS Good Hope at battle of Coronel 1 Nov 1914. His name is on Eartham Village war memorial and we would like to trace his links to the village and personal history. Any information welcome.

    Started by patdingemans‎, 15-07-2014 4:32 PM
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  4. Help with an abbreviation?: WW1

    Hi all, I have just found a WW1 medal for a Harry Lee who served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry. Through this site I have found his name etc but there aren't too many other details. On his record it says: Information I.C. 142/28 Can anyone please tell me what it means? I haven't a...

    Started by Poppy001‎, 10-07-2014 2:48 PM
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  5. Question Looking for Bletchley Park veteran

    Hi, I'm new to this website. I've been racking my brain trying to find any record of a family member who was said to have worked in Bletchley Park during WW2. His name was Frederick Albert Edward Leung who later changed his family name to Leigh because of racial discrimination in the UK at...

    Started by TSkorupski‎, 11-07-2014 1:15 AM
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  6. Cool My Grandad R. Hambly

    Hello! I am looking into my Granddad's war service, I have been given his service history from the Royal Navy and he was a Stoker on many ships. How do I find pictures of these ships and where they went to in the war of WW2? Also my Uncle (now deceased) believed my Granddad was on the cruiser...

    Started by KMoore‎, 10-07-2014 8:50 AM
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  7. HMS Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy

    Is there anyone researching their family history who has an ancestor that served on HMS Aboukir, Cressy or Hogue during WWI? My great grandfather served on HMS Hogue when all three ships were torpedoed by the U9 German submarine on 22nd September 1914. Luckily, my great grandfather survived the...

    Started by Titanicfan‎, 16-05-2008 9:52 PM
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  8. Does this website include Fleet Air Arm?

    I don't know much about my grandad, but he was meant to have been on aircraft carrier and ships in WW2 - he was supposedly in the Fleet Air Arm - this site has very few from the FAA. The family rumour is that he worked on aircraft maintenance - other family rumours were that (a) he went up as a...

    Started by TAllen‎, 07-07-2014 11:32 AM
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  9. Royal Navy - Boxing

    Hi Does anyone know where I could get information about Royal Navy Boxing titles/belts in the 1940's? Ever hopeful Alison

    Started by Grefintec‎, 05-07-2014 8:52 PM
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  10. Commander John Francis Alexis ROBBINS RN

    Commander John Francis Alexis ROBBINS RN was said to have died in 1933 (in Ancestry.com). I'm trying to find his date of death and where he died. Thanks, Clynt (in Sydney, Australia)

    Started by Clynt‎, 24-06-2014 12:30 AM
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  11. Mention in despatches

    Hi I was wondering if anyone could help point me in the right direction. My dad was mention in despatches on his service record and I am trying to find out what for.

    Started by kevroberts‎, 01-07-2014 7:48 PM
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  12. Hardy ..research can anyone help me please

    Hi there I am after my Grandfathers information Lenard Hardy,and he lived at 349 Rottenpark Road Edgebaston Burmingham Correct spelling he served in the British Army during WW2 but I am unable to find any records of him anywhere. I am also after records of my Great Grand father his name was...

    Started by rick.green‎, 24-06-2014 1:32 AM
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  13. Cool how much info do i need?

    hi i am currently trying to find out some information about my granda. We do not have much info apart from his name, birthday, death, also district code and registration number (whatever those are) I was wondering would this be enough info to go on? Thanks in advance

    Started by sarahelstob‎, 23-06-2014 10:26 PM
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  14. Amazing Family Item Discovery

    Hi Made an amazing discovery today. Years ago, my grandmother bought a telescope at a jumble sale for sixpence. Apparemtly everyone looked through it, couldn't see anything and thought it broken not realising there was a shutter on the eyepiece and my grandma thought she better buy something and...

    Started by kermie62‎, 22-06-2014 3:20 PM
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  15. Service Certificate and Service Records-

    I have my Dad's certificate of Service. Will the Service Records from Navy records tell me any more ? cheers Ed

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 22-05-2014 11:00 AM
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  16. HMS Barham??

    Good evening. I am trying to trace some information relating to my maternal grandfather Daniel Francis William John Butler born 1 Apr 1918. According to my grandmother he served on a ship she thinks was called HMS Barham during WWII, however, I cannot find any record. Can anyone help with...

    Started by Fozbot65‎, 10-06-2014 9:18 PM
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  17. Uncle John

    Looking for info on my dads brother Royal Marine John Salton, origanaly from Edinburgh, Scotland. possibly served alongside Jim Richardson of London. Thanks for looking

    Started by SAXASALT777‎, 11-06-2014 4:02 PM
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  18. ( Mr) Charlie McEwan

    Can any one help me?, my Uncle Charles Edward Brumpton who served during WW2 and landed on JUNO beach during D Day. I understand from family (my uncle passed away some years ago) that he was a Royal Marine Commando, I have his record details but I am trying to find out what unit he was with...

    Started by cmacew‎, 11-06-2014 2:34 PM
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  19. Identity

    New to this forum- trying to identify 1 post WW I military grave please. I would like a full name and brief service history if possible for our records. Location: Albury Pioneer Cemetery - Albury NSW Australia. Grave 1. Heading - R N 124368 P/O Robert Moore HMS Excellent RN died 16.3 1927. I...

    Started by Chris2640‎, 10-06-2014 10:16 AM
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  20. Robert Taylor

    Anyone heard of Robert Taylor who served on HMS Fury during WW2

    Started by Jimmy3‎, 06-06-2014 11:57 PM
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