+ Post New Thread
Page 11 of 18 FirstFirst ... 9 10 11 12 13 ... LastLast
Threads 201 to 220 of 353

Forum: Military - Royal Navy & Royal Marines

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

    If you're looking for WW2 or later service records, see the sticky I posted HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 28
    20-04-2014, 1:23 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,373
    07-09-2008, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,407
    07-08-2008, 8:19 PM Go to last post
  1. Marrying whilst serving in Royal Navy

    Hi All, If a rating got married whilst serving in the RN would he need permission from his CO? If so would there be any record of this in ships logs? Unfortunately my man's an Irishman so BMD is out the window. However, if anybody can help me find a marriage record for Coleman Flaherty...

    Started by stickymone‎, 08-07-2009 4:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 627
    09-07-2009, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  2. Don't give up the search because.........

    you never know just what you will uncover. I wanted to share our extreme good fortune, and hopefully spur you onto to keep on looking ' cos you just never know what will turn up! We have discovered that the National Maritime Museum is holding a copy of a letter that our 6XG Uncle wrote home...

    Started by valgeo‎, 08-07-2009 1:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 575
    08-07-2009, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  3. Marine Society records

    I have an ancestor who started his seafaring career with the Marine Society, which I understand was a charity, training and then placing boys/young men on board vessels. I have viewed a Trinity House petition from him asking for charity when he was in his 50's and it was substantiated by a...

    Started by valgeo‎, 25-06-2009 7:33 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 598
    25-06-2009, 8:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Service Record Query?

    I have the Naval record for my Great Grandfather and I have a problem in deciphering the final two entries, which are Served on Belleisle from July 1878 to November 1879 then discharged to shore. R.Adelaide 11th May 1885 to 12th May 1885 then pensioned off no longer required. My query is, ...

    Started by Geoff Wycherley‎, 23-06-2009 9:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 733
    24-06-2009, 8:19 AM Go to last post
  5. Navy Widows' Pensions

    This thread and the links Geoffers gives in it have reminded me of one of my brickwalls. I have a copy of the will of John KEEN, a mariner on board the "Richmond", which was written in 1779 and proved in 1782. I am descended from his widow Elizabeth's second marriage to James METCALF, but I've...

    Started by arthurk‎, 16-06-2009 4:46 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,421
    19-06-2009, 1:37 PM Go to last post
  6. What's the difference between the Navy & the Marines?

    Hi, I'm new to any kind of military history and wondered if any one can help me with what is probably a really silly question. What is the difference between the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines? My GG Grandfather FRED GIBSON has Royal Marine listed as his occupation on his marriage...

    Started by peapod‎, 07-11-2007 4:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 7,073
    19-06-2009, 8:55 AM Go to last post
  7. maps west indies 1780-1800

    I have details of the Valiant plus another ships movements from the ships log for the west indies where they were sailing from Staton Island New York passing Havana docking at Port Royal Jamaica. I would love to plot the ships movements and am unsure what kind of map to use. As some of the names...

    Started by Jane Gee‎, 14-06-2009 11:39 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,027
    15-06-2009, 5:32 PM Go to last post
  8. marines 2nd world war

    could somebody tell me who i need to get hold of for records of marines in the second world war,my uncle was in the marines,and apparently got a medal for valour which was later revoked when he deserted. I've tried the navy and they gave me a phone number,but i haven't had much luck so far.

    Started by alanjohn‎, 25-02-2008 6:35 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,534
    08-06-2009, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  9. Steels List 1797

    Hi I have in my folders a tatty print of this list dated(in my handwriting) as 1797. It has my gggrandfather as a Lt passing in 1795. I have found the passing docs etc when I visited the NA, plus loads of other stuff about him. I think I found this publication online. But a grandson visited...

    Started by Hollytree‎, 27-05-2009 8:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,375
    31-05-2009, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  10. Useful web sites about UK military

    I won't take credit for the following list because most of them I got on this forum at one time or another. Since they are all scattered throughout different threads, I thought that it might be convenient for newbies to have them all in one place. I'm sure that there are many others that I don't...

    Started by Ed Bradford‎, 30-05-2009 5:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 706
    30-05-2009, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  11. crew list ww1

    Can anybody tell me were if possible I can find the crew list for the Royal oak 1919, 1935. I have what I believe to be my grandfathers service records they say he served on royal oak in 1919. But I have a photo which is of my grandfather in sailors uniform and written on the hat is Royal oak...

    Started by roz1‎, 24-05-2009 1:35 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,700
    26-05-2009, 8:23 PM Go to last post
  12. HMS Ganges 1858 in Peru

    In 1857 Ganges left Sheerness en route to Vancouver as flagship of pacific squadron. In April 1858 it arrived at Callao, Peru and remained there until August before carrying on to Vancouver. Apart from a few trips up and down the coast, presumably for training purposes, as parties of marines were...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 02-04-2009 7:26 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,228
    19-05-2009, 6:39 AM Go to last post
  13. dad's service

    Can anyone help I fond my dads family in the UK and they gave me photos of him in uniform but they dont now were he served or what ship . George Henry Douglas Cooper b19-4-1918 in Itchen Southamton so he probably enlisted there can someone have a look for me or point me in the right direction...

    Started by glen cooper‎, 18-05-2009 1:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 643
    19-05-2009, 1:29 AM Go to last post
  14. The Naval Hospital Chatham

    Hi Folks, My grandfather's brother,serving in the Royal Marines, spent the last days of his service in this hospital before being 'invalided out' in 1905. Please can anyone tell how to go about getting a copy of his medical report ? TIA,

    Started by garom‎, 12-05-2009 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,190
    13-05-2009, 3:49 PM Go to last post
  15. RNVR number

    Hi, I have an index to a crew list for my great grandfather, James Weir, which is from 1882. I understand all of it apart from the fact that it is showing an RNVR number of 55312. I looked up RNVR and learned it stood for Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve which the article stated wasn't founded until...

    Started by mjsjava‎, 09-05-2009 10:32 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 816
    10-05-2009, 2:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Going ashore on long voyages

    Hi again still writing up gg grandfathers story which includes a period on board HMS Ganges 1859-1861. As a non sailor, I have been wondering how he coped with the long periods at sea. the outward voyage to British Columbia from Sheerness took over a year. There were various stops, and I...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 03-05-2009 7:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,038
    07-05-2009, 7:00 AM Go to last post
  17. medal index cards

    my grandfather joined the royal navy in 1907 transfered to R.F.R in 1912 and still served on various ships till 1919 he then re-enrolled and discharged in 1927 i have his service records and he received LS&GC medal in 1924 what i am trying to find out is there any other medals he would have...

    Started by mick3091‎, 04-05-2009 2:20 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 629
    04-05-2009, 2:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Naval School Master Records

    This is my first post so I hope that someone can help me with this curly question. I am trying to find a service record for my grandfather Rowland Ernest Augustin Fielding (now deceased) who served on the H M S Blonde as a Naval School Master during the First World War. In an article published in...

    Started by blue wren‎, 27-04-2009 11:56 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,255
    03-05-2009, 8:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Sutton Sailors

    I am looking for the service records of two members of the Royal Navy Edwin Sutton gunner Killed aboard HMS Mars 1902 in an explosion off the Irish coast. Arthur Lawrence Sutton lost at sea from the HMS Hampshire 1916 I have tried the N.A site but to no avail, I have used this site before,...

    Started by nancyt‎, 22-04-2009 10:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 958
    29-04-2009, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  20. captain redmill

    Hello, can anyone help me with info. Captain George Redmill HMS Polyphemus Battle Trafalgar?

    Started by redmile4‎, 14-04-2009 5:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,330
    17-04-2009, 2:57 PM Go to last post

+ Post New Thread
Page 11 of 18 FirstFirst ... 9 10 11 12 13 ... LastLast

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 25 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 25 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: