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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding service records for WW2 and 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 9:15 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 4:08 PM
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  1. WWII

    I have just subscribed to this site and I am a little disappointed that I have been unable to track down my dad on this site - he served in the Royal Navy but I haven't been able to find him. Any tips please.

    Started by cgarry‎, 05-08-2014 3:23 PM
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  2. Aurthur Stokes and Maurice Wharton

    Hi I am trging to help my uncle find his friend from WW2 Aurthur Stokes. Im afraid I dont have much info but they did morse code together I either East Yorks, Green Howards or Royal Scotts. I hope someone can help. Jenni

    Started by jen1986‎, 02-08-2014 3:16 PM
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  3. 2 names the same

    without addresses how do you tell which person is right when they both have the same name and initials?

    Started by dalzell‎, 28-07-2014 4:06 PM
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  4. BRUNEVAL RAID OR SORTES BY 51 SQUADRON

    Hi there.. I am trying to research (and very new to this) info on a relative who served with the 51 squadron.. FLT/LT Thomas Leithead 977643 DFM I would like to find out if he was one of the crew members who flew on the Bruneval Raid as the period and squadron are right.. Can anyone point me in the...

    Started by Dirtybadgirl‎, 15-03-2014 2:25 PM
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  5. Durham Light Infantry.

    I am assisting a friend with her father's service records. He served with the Durham Light Infantry and was brought back with other soldiers and died in 1943 from carcinoma of bronchus. Firstly I would like to enquire whether this may have been as a consequence of his time in the army and...

    Started by WK1937‎, 25-07-2014 12:14 PM
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    27-07-2014, 8:29 PM Go to last post
  6. German POW

    My granddad was a German POW during WWII and held at Friningham Manor, Detling, Maidstone, Kent. Anyone know where I can find out information on German POWs, Friningham Manor, etc. Is there somewhere on this website that I've missed? Thank you all

    Started by KerryJane‎, 25-07-2014 5:28 PM
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  7. Evacuees to Canada

    I'm not sure if anyine will be able to help me but ...... My sister was evacuated to Canada Ottowa & then after completing her education & working for the Government in Ottowa returned during the war to serve in the Uk. Details of her life in Canada I know but what I forgot to ask her before she...

    Started by AnnHood‎, 21-07-2014 3:34 PM
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    22-07-2014, 8:40 AM Go to last post
  8. Sherwood Foresters in Italy

    Hi I was wondering if anyone can kindly point me in the right direction to find my fathers war records, when I type his name in search nothing comes up for him? also I would love any help on where I can find out where the Foresters fought in Italy in the latter part of the war, my father was...

    Started by Martin6654‎, 22-07-2014 12:24 AM
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    22-07-2014, 4:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Smile 125th anti-tank or 125th field regt photos

    Hello, would anyone be able to help. I'm after any regimental pictures of the 125th anti-tank or 125th field regt. Any info much appreiciated. Regards Trev

    Started by Trev45‎, 17-07-2014 7:49 AM
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    18-07-2014, 9:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Information

    Hope someone can help me with this? I am trying to find any information I can on the circumstances of my uncles death when shot down in November 1944. I already know his RAFVR number and the date he died. I will be visiting his grave at Overloon Military Cemetery in August but would like to know...

    Started by Dillydog‎, 16-07-2014 6:15 PM
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    17-07-2014, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Post Royal Artillery movements WW2

    Hi. I am looking for more information about my Grandfather's movements in WW2. I am aware I cannot obtain online records here. I can't visit Kew in person because I live in Singapore. I can't request service records from Gov.uk because I don't have a copy of my Grandfather's death certificate. ...

    Started by Getholdofryan‎, 17-07-2014 11:55 AM
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  12. Can any of you kind people help?

    Hello. I have limited information about my grandfather during world war 2. I know he enlisted into the kings own Scottish borderers in 1939 but then stayed at home until 1942 when he went to Madagascar with the Royal scots fusiliers for six months and then to india for over two years. Does anybody...

    Started by Davidj78‎, 15-07-2014 9:32 PM
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    16-07-2014, 8:27 AM Go to last post
  13. Question Can anyone help me?

    Hi I hope someone can help me. This is a rather strange request as I purchased a silver St Christopher bracelet near Hastings about 10 years ago and have repeatedly tried to find out about the former owner, The inscription on the back reads: RAF F WHIPP 1350877 GOD BLESS YOU JEAN I can...

    Started by Fbcseditor‎, 15-07-2014 9:57 AM
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  14. Peter Cole

    Does anyone remember my great uncle Peter Cole. Born in Dublin so he would have had an irish accent. He was 34 years of age when he died on the 19/7/1944. He was very much loved and mourned by his family now all deceased. My Grandfather found it very emotional so never talked about him. I know its...

    Started by queensway‎, 13-07-2014 10:45 AM
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  15. Aussies participating in Operation Overlord

    Tracing George Hume Martin’s war service Service Number – VX30053 I am researching information concerning my late father – like many returned servicemen he rarely spoke about his experiences and, being young, I was not really interested. I have a fair amount of information re-his Australian...

    Started by Phantom‎, 11-07-2014 9:35 AM
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    11-07-2014, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  16. Grandfathers photo

    I understand you must be inundated with requests of this nature. During the Second World War my Grandfather was deployed to France, we believe on route a photograph was taken of my Grandfather and a group of soldiers, around his neck was a clock with the words “ Hitler your time is neigh”, or...

    Started by craigzx9‎, 08-07-2014 1:01 PM
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  17. Worcester Regiment in Crete

    My grandfather, PTE CT Bills was with the Worcesters and was captured at Crete, but this site doesn't mention the Worcesters at Crete. Does anyone have info on this?

    Started by Gary Bills‎, 04-07-2014 10:12 PM
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    05-07-2014, 5:52 AM Go to last post
  18. edward knight

    Hi. new to the site. I'm trying to find the service record of a relative named Edward Knight. Service record number JX355318. He served on the HMS Dunbar minesweeper ship from 1942 to the end of WW2. Can someone help me find his information please ? Regards Rick Bates

    Started by batesrick‎, 28-06-2014 3:24 AM
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    28-06-2014, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  19. ww2 1939 1945

    I am looking for my fathers war records, he came from Sheffield and was posted out to Burmer, fought along side the Gurkha and the Australian's in ww2, his name was John Hallas. Any one know how I can get any information, I have tried the records but have had no joy.

    Started by annhallas‎, 26-06-2014 10:01 PM
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    26-06-2014, 10:14 PM Go to last post
  20. code talkers

    Could anyone tell me if there were any code talkers in the 329th ,83rd infantry regiment?

    Started by mcdanielgam‎, 26-06-2014 8:45 PM
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