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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 I posted HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:22 PM
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  1. WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b 1912 d 1981

    It is believed Athol was the son of a relative of mine, one Isobel Gibb (who became Isobel Barr then Isobel Forbes). I am currently waiting for Athol's birth certificate coming to me to confirm this. While there is much information online about Athol's RAF career (particularly as one of "The...

    Started by andygibb‎, 01-12-2013 10:13 PM
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  2. DFC citations at TNA?

    Would appreciate some advice please! Have just purchased a one month subscription for this site, hoping to find out the reason that an individual was awarded the DFC. Unfortunately, all it tells me is that he was awarded the DFC... which I already knew!! If I visit the National Archives at...

    Started by Lindad‎, 30-11-2013 12:01 AM
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  3. DFC Citations

    Hi Has anyone got any advice on how I can get hold of copies of my fathers DFC and bar citations? I have tried the Gazzette but although they list the medal awards there is no reference to the citations. Any tips greatly appreciated Alex

    Started by alehut‎, 25-11-2013 10:05 AM
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  4. Service Record for Norman John Harrison RAFVR

    Hi, I have just joined this website, and would like to find out the Service Record for my late Father, as above. I am hoping that this is possible, given that I have the Service Number: 1875942. He served as an LAC (Wireless Operator) in the RAFVR from 19.4.43 to 6.6.47 (overseas service...

    Started by michael1967‎, 23-11-2013 4:39 PM
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  5. Sunderland Crew Members

    Hello,a relative of mine was killed in 1944 after the Sunderland he was in cashed off Plymouth. He was a Warrant Officer but I have no idea what role he played in the crew. Any one any suggestions? Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 21-02-2013 9:11 PM
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  6. Service Record

    How do I go about finding the sevice record of an Eddie Holland in WW2?I only know he was a rear gunner on Wellington Bombers and he did survive the war.I think he came from the North East of England,but died several years ago.

    Started by p. harrison‎, 23-08-2013 3:41 PM
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  7. 49 Squadron 1944....

    I'm trying to find any details or photographs of my Uncle Henry Roxby who was a sergeant in the RAF 49 Squadron at Fiskerton Lincoln around 1944. The plane was shot down on 2 Nov 1944 and all were killed. The other crew were: John A Rix, Peter Edward George Harford, James Baird Mitchell, ...

    Started by L Murphy‎, 30-03-2013 10:30 PM
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  8. Coastal Command Medals

    What medals did members of Coastal Command recieve after WW2 ? I'm guessing BWM and Defence Medal ! Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 21-02-2013 9:14 PM
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  9. Victor Anthony Ricketts

    This my first post on this forum so please forgive me if I've posted in the wrong area. Genealogy is outside my normal area of research. For some time I have been researching the careers of RAF aircrew involved in photographic reconnaissance during WWII. One of the individuals I'd like to find...

    Started by Andy Fletcher‎, 14-04-2011 2:45 PM
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  10. RAF trainees at Gunter Field, Alabama

    I am hoping to make contact with anyone who carried out basic flying training at Gunter Field in Alabama in WW2 with the 84th, 85th and 86th Schools Squadrons. The school operated Vultee Valiants and North American Texans (Harvards) from here and also interested in trainees at Lakeland Army Air...

    Started by tomdocherty72‎, 16-10-2012 11:59 AM
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  11. Mentioned in despatches - Why?

    My father-in-law was mentioned in despatches after the bombing of Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain. At this time he was ground crew. Does anyone know if there tends to be more information in the squadron records as to why he got this mention? Or how I may find more details?

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 28-02-2011 7:52 PM
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    29-12-2012, 5:20 PM Go to last post
  12. 90 Squadron

    Hi I could really do with some help I have managed to get hold of my dad records from the 90 squadron and have many missing pieces, His name was Charles cox and I just wondered if anyone remembers him or has any information on him. Any information however small will help Thank you

    Started by sargib‎, 11-12-2012 6:06 PM
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  13. Smile 195 squadron raf wratting common 43to45

    hello everyone i am a new member who is researching a certain raf squadron and airbase, it is research for the familly. i am also interested in other squadrons and i am slowly putting together a mixed file in reference to the raf squadrons, if anyone would like to veiw the files , photos , ect send...

    Started by oldsoldier‎, 11-10-2010 7:56 PM
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  14. R.A.F. Areodrome Warmwell, Dorchester, Dorset

    I have a photo of a young fellow in Uniform, I believe he is a great uncle of mine. On the back of the photo it says: W.H.Yates Room A 3, No 6 A.T.S. R.A.F. Areodrome Warmwell ....Dorchester Dorset I think that he is William Yates born about 1918, he would have been born in Tunstal...

    Started by Heather Bond‎, 16-11-2012 9:49 PM
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  15. Medical Training Establishment

    I am looking into my grandfather's RAF service; he was called up in August 1945. I'm doing reasonably well deciphering the service record, but have got a bit stuck. He went to what's recorded as the MTE.D after initial training at Padgate and then holding at Chipping Warden. I know that the MTE is...

    Started by dcmbarton‎, 27-08-2012 10:53 AM
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  16. RAF Abyad 109 MU

    Dear all My father has a contact for someone at 109 MU, which I understand to be a maintenance unit at RAF Abiad/Abyad in Egypt. My father was in the Royal Marines and in Egypt Aug 1942. I can only find I formation for 109 from 1943 onwards. Would anyone have any further info about this as I...

    Started by sjb1‎, 02-08-2012 10:44 PM
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    Hi everyone, I am helping a friend to try to find out info on a relative of theirs, a one John George Lawrence. He was Born in Exeter joined the RAF service number 636729. The story goes that he was involved and working on a secret project in the war and became ill, but refused to go to...

    Started by paulphillips25‎, 08-02-2010 6:13 AM
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    28-05-2012, 1:58 PM Go to last post
  18. Liberated japanese pow.

    Good morning all. Can somebody please help me? I'm researching the life of my cousin who was a japanese pow. I have him being captured on Java 08/03/1942, and being transported on the Dainichi Maru to Japan via Singapore to Honshu ( Mukaishima). I then lose him again until i find him being...

    Started by taffy2‎, 15-05-2012 11:00 PM
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  19. Pilot Sergeant Frederick Ernest O'meara

    I am looking for any information on Pilot Sergeant Frederick Ernest O'Meara in 45 Squadron in WW2. He was born 21st May 1905, at Sunbury-on -Thames and received his R.A.F. Graduation Certificate on the 11th June, 1926. I think he was stationed at Helwan in Egypt.

    Started by gengrant‎, 27-04-2012 11:24 PM
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  20. Pancaked

    Can anyone tell me what "pancaked" meant on landing? I thought it might have been landing without the undercarriage down but it crops up very frequently in the squadron records and may just refer to landing.....any ideas????

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 26-03-2012 9:44 PM
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