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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. The RAOC in Hinckley

    Hello all - I have been lucky enough to find some letters between a man and his lady dating from the 1930s through to the 70s. Most of the letters were written during the 40s and are a very beautiful portrayal of their love. The man was stationed in Hinckley with the RAOC. He also talks about...

    Started by tracy777‎, 14-04-2016 8:45 PM
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  2. JOHN DEAKin, AFPU Army Film Photographic Unit

    Hello, as a representative of The John Deakin Archive I am looking for any reference or information others may have found to this British photographer, John Deakin. He served with the Army Film & Photographic Unit (AFPU) rising to Sergeant, was stationed in Malta during the siege, also in Egypt,...

    Started by jerseypeach‎, 04-04-2016 11:28 AM
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  3. Merchant Navy Records.

    I would like to know more about my Father-in-Laws time in the merchant Navy during WW2.Can anyone tell me if Merchant Navy records for are available on line

    Started by Susan Kitchen‎, 19-03-2016 2:27 PM
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  4. 1943 Lancaster crash 10/11/43 Dunholme Lodge

    Trying to locate any relatives of the crew killed in a Lancaster crash at Dunholme Lodge. Took off from Swinderby

    Started by herby258‎, 06-03-2016 8:19 PM
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  5. What exactly do I get if I subscribe to FWR

    If I subscribe to view a record what exactly will I see on a WW2 record?

    Started by linda25g‎, 21-02-2016 11:45 AM
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  6. Lovats Scouts WWll

    My fathers eldest brother would not discuss or disclose what he did in the second world war. Dad always thought that he must have been unable to speak because of official secrets act. It is some years since my uncle passed away and I have tried to find records but so far no luck. Has anyone...

    Started by hijimhere‎, 14-02-2016 2:09 PM
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  7. 16th Bn Durham Light Infantry

    I requested a copy of the Bn war diary in 2000, it ended in April (?) 1945 as "Classified". The classification was imposed to cover the Yalta Agreement "repatriation" of the Vlassov Cossacks. I have never found any record of my father's service until this week, despite having his service number...

    Started by 3rdGen‎, 05-02-2016 8:06 AM
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  8. Wartime defence abbreviations

    I've been looking at the 1939 Registration. I have found my aunt and uncle. On the far right of the schedule there is another column - mainly empty. But, beside my uncle's name it says "RP Emergency Driver" and beside my aunt's name is says "RP First Aid". Beside both is the word "part" which I...

    Started by AudreyF‎, 02-02-2016 7:43 PM
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  9. Major Ernest Sturgess

    My grandfather served in the RASC throughout WW2 and reached the rank of Major. Unfortunately went he left the army he gave away all of his medals and service history so we have been unable to trace him. My mother is turning 70 soon and I would love to be able to give her some history and maybe...

    Started by mandymoo‎, 25-01-2016 3:41 PM
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    Started by rogerbrook3‎, 17-01-2016 5:30 PM
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  11. Sgt J A Korczynski RAF Hemswell

    Does anyone have any information about Sgt J A Korczynski who I understood was in the Polish 301 Squadron at RAF Hemswell in 1943. His plane, a Wellington IV R1535 crashed in January 1943 killing 4 crew members, but he is reported to have survived. Conflicting reports say that he was seriously...

    Started by millie43‎, 17-01-2016 12:55 PM
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  12. Arnold Smith Merchant seaman 1938-1941

    Apologies for the length of this one. My late father in law joined the Merchant Navy in 1938 in South Shields. (R171684) I am trying to fill a gap in his service history. His first ship was San Quirino (1938-39). He then signed on Athelprincess (161137) in May 1939 at Birkenhead but his...

    Started by radstockjeff‎, 17-01-2016 5:39 PM
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  13. David James Allen

    Does anyone know or are aware of David James Allen, of Scottish descent, who served in the RAF, stationed near London or Middlesex area and died when shot down sometime in 1938?

    Started by tomntait@sky.co‎, 17-01-2016 2:17 PM
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  14. Information on my Grandad Frank Brookes

    Hi from Australia. My name is Jason Hay and I was enquiring if any body had any information or pictures of my Grandad. His name is Frank Glover Brookes, Served in WW2 as a Signalman R.C.S, Regimental no is 2360886. He was a Grocer in Hartshill, Stoke On Trent. He returned home and thats all I...

    Started by Jason hay‎, 05-01-2016 5:38 AM
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  15. Question HMS Implacable

    I am looking for information on this ship on which my uncle served during WW2. Especially its movements eastwards in 1945. It was heading to the Far East in April when my Uncle lost his life. I'd like to know if anybody has relevant information. There is no book on just the Implacable, perhaps a...

    Started by MarkVAllen‎, 01-01-2016 6:25 PM
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  16. WW2 Advice please. Finding a Service Number

    Good morning! I'm after some advice please, re: my Grandfather who fought in WW2. I have no information on what regiment he was in or his service number. How do I go about finding him, I'm new to all this? This is what I know: Henry Charles Hall Born. 1911 From Hemel Hempstead,...

    Started by olive_oyl‎, 09-02-2014 12:36 PM
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  17. 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 3:31 AM
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  18. Missing In Action

    Hi! I know my dad was Missing in action as I remember seeing the telegram as a kid! How can I find out more information? Any Ideas? Thanks

    Started by Lornacs‎, 15-12-2015 6:56 PM
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  19. Ss Homeside

    I have traced my uncle John Joseph Gavan navy record have all his details ,he died 28/1/1941 ,I do not have a foto is there any way you know of I could get one ?

    Started by Maggs1533‎, 23-11-2015 6:30 PM
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  20. Burma

    My elderly mother is remembering stories my father told her. He was second in command in a tank in the Burmese jungles in WW2, and I don't know where to start in verifying her stories. Any help most welcome. He was a sergeant, and his name was Peter Fairbairns. Thanks! Sarah Fairbairns

    Started by Snriabriaf‎, 18-11-2015 12:00 PM
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