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

    Looking for 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 1:22 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 3:08 PM
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  1. WW1 RAF and predecessors

    Is there anywhere other than TNA that carries information about the early air forces?I've hunted around Ancestry and FMP, and while they all have info for the army, and some info for the navy & marines, there doesn't seem to be much readily available for the men with their flying machines.. ...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 29-04-2014 8:00 PM
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  2. RAF squadrons ???

    I have a letter from my grandad to his mother, in 1919, with his squadron as 111 squadron, a later photo shows him with 23 fighter squadron at Biggin Hill 1932... how do the squadrons work? Did air personal choose which squadron to move to, were they selected in some way? Any info would be...

    Started by Catwoman123‎, 20-04-2014 7:50 PM
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  3. trying to trace fathers RAF history

    hi all, im trying to trace my late fathers RAF history. His name was Ron Jennings and served from 1948 I think. He was based in Barkway and Nuthampstead near Royston in Hertfordshire. I remember him saying something about MT 51 and also 208 squadron. He also served out in cypress and Egypt. Any...

    Started by gunner75‎, 19-04-2014 7:53 PM
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  4. tracing relative

    I am trying to get information on a George Edward Vernon who served in the raf in poonah in india towards the end of 2nd world war any help would be a great help thank you.

    Started by featham‎, 17-04-2014 6:06 PM
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  5. Herbert George Hughes

    Hi, My uncle Herbert George Hughes was in the RAF as a LAC in WW2 and was demobed in 1945 His DOB 27/01/1915 born in London. Not sure of what base he seved? Many thanks

    Started by paul1945‎, 14-04-2014 6:27 PM
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  6. Cool WW2 Air Gunners squadron 23

    Hello. My father in law was doing his basic training with the above squadron on the 6th April 1944. My family are trying to find out exactly where his training took place. Would he have been in this squadron just for his training and then later joined a different squadron once fully trained up....

    Started by evangeline94‎, 13-04-2014 9:45 AM
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  7. Squadron Leader Kenneth William Hughes

    Hi, I am researching the above named individual on behalf of his family. His Family Tree has been easy, but I have hit a brick wall with regards to his Military Service. The family have a picture of him in his uniform, that of a Squadron Leader during WW2, and believe that he might have served in...

    Started by Quilpusha‎, 11-04-2014 3:56 PM
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    11-04-2014, 9:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Squadron leader (?) Vanstone

    I have a photo of my uncle (?) , (first name unknown) Vanstone showing a Spitfire to King George VI. On the back it's written that he was my mother's brother, died in Greece. Someone years ago said that the bars on his uniform showed he was a squadron leader. I'm not even certain if his last...

    Started by Indigo_Child‎, 05-04-2014 2:01 AM
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  9. Finding citation for DFC

    I'm sure this is a much-asked question. I'm trying to find the citation for my father's DFC. He was George Highton and I've found the listing of his DFC in the London Gazette on 15th September 1944 but that's as far as I can get. I realise I may have to go to the National Archives at Kew but any...

    Started by Northfields192‎, 09-04-2014 1:33 PM
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  10. RAF good conduct medal

    My mother has today received her late brother's service records on which it says he was awarded a 'good conduct medal'. Does anyone know what this medal is and what is meant by good conduct. My uncle was a rear air gunner in WWII and was killed in action in May 1943 after serving in the RAF...

    Started by joycelyn‎, 03-04-2014 7:59 PM
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    06-04-2014, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  11. Census handling of military personnel?

    when a census was done in 1901 for instance, were personnel on military bases (or in my search "Victoria Barracks, Portsmouth) just thrown in with the regular population or is there a special place to look for those records?

    Started by Indigo_Child‎, 05-04-2014 2:11 AM
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  12. Finding People

    Hi, I have a list of some 500 plus aircrew men from a secret world war two squadron, have purchased 56 summary sheets and mission logs from the National Archive and at present can't find any details of around 50% of the men, other than a name and rank, other than that they simply don't exist...

    Started by Lee_Mill‎, 13-03-2014 12:45 PM
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  13. Squadron Leader Apthorp-Webb, 1941/43

    Squadron Leader Apthorp-Webb (possibly Abthorp-Webb), 1941/43 commanded a wireless-operators' course, somewhere in England, during the period 1941 to 1943. His wings show him to have been a pilot. I have looked for him in the London Gazette, but with no luck. Grateful, as always, for any...

    Started by David Seymour‎, 23-03-2014 12:54 PM
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  14. RAF service records

    Hello, has any one requested RAF service records from WW2 period lately? just wondered what sort of wait there is? Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 24-02-2013 1:46 PM
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  15. Aircraft Serial Numbers

    My Wife recently uncovered from the attic her late Fathers flight log book, I have been trying to track down the aircraft that he flew to see if any of them have survived, I have found one aircraft G-AKPF that is still flying today. All the aircraft with the G- prefix I have found information on...

    Started by Rapier‎, 01-04-2014 10:47 AM
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  16. Flight Lieutenant Lovett-Davis, 1941/43

    Flight Lieutenant Lovett-Davis (possibly Lovet-Davis), 1941/43 was second-in-command of a wireless-operators' course, somewhere in England, during the period 1941 to 1943. His wings show him to have been a pilot. I have looked for him in the London Gazette, but with no luck. Grateful, as...

    Started by David Seymour‎, 23-03-2014 12:56 PM
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  17. Court Martials

    Hi Everyone :) Anyone know if FWR holds records of Court Martials? WW2 RAF? Many thanks, Lee

    Started by Lee_Mill‎, 21-03-2014 11:06 AM
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  18. W A Metcalfe in RAF and Canada

    There is one aspect of my family history that is proving to be something of a stumbling block probably because it is fairly recent and I am hampered by lack of knowledge. My father and two of his brothers were in the RAF though my father enlisted in 1927 I have no idea when the others did. I knew...

    Started by Madcap‎, 20-03-2014 9:01 AM
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  19. Slider

    Lovin the new slider :) Was going to suggest having a method of multi selecting dates/periods, but thought it was being a bit picky, so very much welcomed, helps me a lot, thank you. Was wondering if you could start a new board/forum area for general topics (like this one). Lee

    Started by Lee_Mill‎, 17-03-2014 8:24 AM
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  20. Gazette Dates

    Hi, not sure what I'm doing wrong? The record I'm viewing has a reference to the London Gazette, with the following information; Gazette date: 16/03/1950 Gazette page: 607 My question is, is the "Gazette date" the date of the Gazette issue, or the date that the person was given the...

    Started by Lee_Mill‎, 11-03-2014 1:02 PM
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