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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Service records post 1921 incl. WW2 & after

    Service records from WW2 (indeed, starting from 1921) 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. Read the whole page - I don't always notice when they update it until someone tells me. There are 5 different...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 19-04-2014 8:15 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. Land Army Girls

    Does anyone know if there is a museum or archive office relating to the Women's Land Army? I have looking on line but cannot find anything. sue

    Started by suemalings‎, 18-11-2018 10:57 AM
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  2. Abbreviations on WW2 service records: Signals

    I am in the process of transcribing my father in law's WW2 service records. He was a dispatch rider with the Royal Signals. He left the UK on 30/04/1945 and was then in Berlin from 01/06/1945. There are then 2 entries that I can't make sense of :- 19/11/45 to 24/12/45 : Attended No. 80...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 14-11-2018 4:28 PM
    army service records, berlin, royal signals, transcribing, ww2
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    15-11-2018, 8:09 PM Go to last post
  3. Wink Hms Trawler Fort Royal

    Does anyone have any information on HMS Trawler Fort Royal? My grandfather was the ship's cook and died when the Fort Royal was hit by German aircraft off the coast of Aberdeen in 1940. I was wondering ifanyone had any photos or information about it. Thanks.

    Started by madbat‎, 10-07-2006 8:48 AM
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    06-11-2018, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Dunkirk Evacuation Interview Requests

    Hi My name is Alexander Donkersloot. I am a grade 8 student doing National History Day project sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute's topic of Triumph and Tragedy in History. I am very interested in the events of the Dunkirk Evacuation as my grandparents lived in Europe during WWII and I am...

    Started by HistoryStudent‎, 03-11-2018 8:52 PM
    dunkirk evacuation, wwii
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    03-11-2018, 9:18 PM Go to last post
  5. Palestine terrorist campaign 1945-48

    Does anybody have any info on this campaign? In particular, the Air Formation Signal Regiment involvement during the time of the King David Hotel Bombing in Jerusalem. My Father served as a Sgt at that time. (from Salford Son)

    Started by Salford Son‎, 29-01-2018 1:09 PM
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  6. Some WW2 records available

    Some people may not be aware that our sister-site (and owners, see HERE for an explanation of how things work) have collections of WW2 data that's not controlled by the MOD's "sell-by date" (which controls the service records) on their site. They've just added an update to their sticky post...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2018 8:53 AM
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  7. Question about WWII British Service numbers

    Hello I have a question in regard to British Service numbers. I have a photo of someone with a service number 4976622 and the following information M/G Plt 5th Foresters, Drayton, Nr Norwich, Norfolk. Did British Service numbers in WWII differentiate between the various arms of the defence...

    Started by TheDoctor‎, 19-09-2018 11:08 PM
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  8. Details of service in WAAF - GM Lowies

    Looking for details of Grace Margaret Lowies - Leading Aircraftwoman. Have Service number and discharge book with information but cannot obtain any reference to her whatsoever. Can anyone enlighten me on theis matter?

    Started by the_pedagogue‎, 14-11-2017 4:59 PM
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    air command, leading aircraftwoman, waaf
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  9. Palestine Police

    Where might I search for records of enlistment in Palestine Police? (And is this the best area?) I have Ronald Edwin Ellis, b. 1910, returning to Liverpool Sept 1945 on Franconia from Durban amongst a large contingent of Palestine Police. His death certificate shows he died at Trinity...

    Started by Heather17‎, 13-08-2018 3:55 AM
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  10. Thomas Hurst help needed WW2

    Can anyone help i am trying to find WW2 info for my great granddad Thomas Hurst he was born 8 APR 1892 Salford, Lancashire we have army record for WW1 1915-1920 he was with the 23rd & 11th Manchester regiment Enlistment Age 22 Residence Place 1 Didsbury Street, Eccles New Road Salford Regimental...

    Started by jen1302‎, 01-08-2018 2:11 AM
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  11. StalagVIIIB/344

    My father in law was a POW in Lamsdorf Oct.1943-1945 but was sent to Arbiet Command E734 in Nov 1943. Can anyone please tell me what went on at this Work Station as I have got loads of info regarding VIIIB but nothing about E734.

    Started by Beswickjoe‎, 28-07-2018 1:53 PM
    lamsdorf, poland, pow
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    30-07-2018, 4:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Another plate to send home

    I think this is also a crafted plate of an English soldier. Someone helps me find relatives ????

    Started by G.R.S.‎, 05-07-2018 8:52 PM
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  13. Looking for my mother's service record

    HI My name is Moira and I am trying to locate my mother's service records so I can try and claim her medals. Her name was Aline Smith, DOB 4th June 1922 in Dunkeld, Perth Scotland. She married Albert Edward Bonnick on 10th November 1945. All I know is that she was in the WRAF during WW2, she was...

    Started by bluelady12‎, 23-07-2018 3:40 PM
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  14. Promotion without evidence

    Iím looking for evidence of my grandfatherís promotion to Captain in WW2. I have a photo of him in a Captain uniform and was told he was promoted but the military records donít show this. He worked in the telegraph office in WW2 and had security clearance. In WW1 he was promoted in the field to...

    Started by WilfredEL‎, 08-07-2018 2:15 AM
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  15. Royal Corps of Signals- Japanese POW

    Looking to find information on a great-uncle. We believe he was in the Royal Corps of Signals and became a Japanese POW following the fall of Singapore. He would have signed up in the Paisley or Glasgow area, his name was John Cameron Stewart (known as Ian). Struggling to find any information at...

    Started by Haz515‎, 27-01-2014 5:16 PM
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    16-06-2018, 7:18 PM Go to last post
  16. Help for research

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for any relatives of a soldier who fought in Italy during the Second World War. These data of the military: 145056, Whitheridge, 8 Battalion Royal Fusilier Thanks to all De Angelis Maurizio https: //www.facebook.com/grupporicerchestoriche/

    Started by G.R.S.‎, 11-06-2018 9:53 PM
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  17. Stratford Alan Stanley GILLATT PoW

    Good evening all. I live in South Africa. I am married and we have three children and 5 grand children. A son lives in Australia, another in London and our daughter lives in South Africa. I came to South Africa in about August 1947 when my father got a job here as a teacher. My interests are wild...

    Started by rigillatt‎, 29-05-2018 6:44 PM
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    30-05-2018, 8:46 PM Go to last post
  18. HMS Dragonfly

    My grandad was on this ship that sunk 14 Feb 1942. Im looking to find out all that I can. I have read info on other sites. Im not sure how old he was at that time, I think around 26. He was 2nd Class Stoker. How many were on that ship and how many survived? Also how long would he have been on...

    Started by Pickett1942‎, 19-04-2014 2:31 AM
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  19. Auxiliary Fire Service

    Could anyone point me in the right direction to find any information on my father who was in the AFS. I know his service number and where he was in the Manchester Blitz but have been unable to find anything more about his service. Any help appreciated.

    Started by daisynook‎, 11-05-2018 7:12 AM
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  20. Royal Engineers

    Hi My Dad Alexander Lawson was in the Royal Engineers & his rank was SPR. in addition he was POW #53 in Urbisaglia Macerata ( also listed as Sforza Costa) Italy. He joined up in Kirkcaldy on June 26,1939. How would I go about obtaining the information he wrote upon his return to the U.K Any...

    Started by Ishbella‎, 02-05-2018 2:21 AM
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    03-05-2018, 3:43 PM Go to last post

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