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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. Recent Post

    Hello I am trying to find a thread I posted last year in WWII topic, can someone please help me to locate it Regards

    Started by Millers‎, 02-02-2017 1:46 PM
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  2. Question Prisoners of war 1942-1945 leicestershire reg

    Hello i am after any information , photos ect about the POW from this and othere regiment of this time. I am the granddaughter of private george bradbury service number 4858716 of the leicestershire regiment. My grandad was a POW for 3 years he became a POW on 15/2/1942 and released 15/10/1945. ...

    Started by Dvs6670‎, 18-01-2017 1:26 AM
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  3. 6th Battalion Green Howards

    Hello. Several years ago i was sat in my great uncle garden and i asked him if he knew how my great uncle Norman had died. He clammed up and wouldn't tell me, this was 40 years after the war. With tears in his eyes all he would say was ask your uncle Bill. Great uncle Bill died before i could speak...

    Started by Graham6512‎, 13-01-2017 9:18 PM
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  4. Henry McIlroy 1919-1975

    I am looking for information on my grandfather Henry McIlroy born Paisley Scotland in 1919. He served in WW2. My mum thinks as an ambulance driver. What service did drivers come under. The hints say to apply for information you need to apply on a service specific form. Henry was...

    Started by Heathermw‎, 30-12-2016 6:49 AM
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  5. WW2: Munitions Factory (Cossors), Highbury

    My grandmother worked in a munitions factory in London during WW2. She was a little woman with small nimble fingers so was good at assembly work, but I am not sure whether it was bombs or ammunition that she worked on. The work was well-paid. The factory was Cossors, probably then based in the...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 10-12-2016 12:07 PM
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  6. Evacuees and the 1939 Registration

    I could do with some advice from anyone knowledgeable about evacuees and/or the 1939 Registration. I've hit a brick wall of understanding or more likely my thinking. :/ I'm trying to trace a woman who was staying with my mother in Downham Market in Norfolk. She remembers a girl called June Clark...

    Started by DiggingGently‎, 29-12-2016 2:48 AM
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  7. Shore Establishments

    Can I find ships my dad was on 1941-43 He was based at Victoria, Drake, Nile, Sphinx, Filiot and Caroline thankyou

    Started by dylan1966‎, 27-12-2016 7:36 PM
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  8. Operation Tiger 1944

    Operation Tiger was a pre-D Day practice that went disastrously, resulting in the loss of nearly 750 American servicemen at Slapton Sands in South Devon in late April 1944. The disaster was hushed up for 40 years. Lots of info about it here:...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 19-12-2016 12:14 AM
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  9. Looking for help

    Hi I'm trying to trace some details on a friends Grandfather WW2 - His name was William McLean McCarron thought to have served with The Royal Engineers - family think he enlisted about 1938 - lived in the Glasgow Area - any help please Raymond Bell

    Started by Raymond Bell‎, 18-12-2016 3:00 AM
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  10. American GI - Wincanton - Help!

    Hello, My Great Nan, Christine Marjorie Gates (nee Rose) passed away last year. Before she died, she told me of my Great grandfather, Albert Alexander. I had never heard of this man before and was brought up believing someone else was my great grandfather. The story is, that Christine met...

    Started by sianygates‎, 15-12-2016 10:22 PM
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  11. US Air Force Burial

    I'm looking into an air crash in Devon, on 8th October 1943, in which the pilot, 1st Lt Reville was killed. I have info' on the rest of the crew, but I'd like to know where 1st Lt Reville is buried. There is a reference a Carlisle H Reville on All U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945, but...

    Started by peter nicholl‎, 22-11-2016 7:14 PM
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  12. Looking for info on Greece in 1944/45

    Private Charles Henry Moneypenny Durham Light Infantry 16th Battallion 11405147 Does anybody have any information on Greece during 1944/45 when they 'switched sides' to become our enemy? I have a book called The Campaign in Greece and Crete but it only covers the war from 1941 to 1942 when...

    Started by ceblumer1952‎, 17-11-2016 3:00 PM
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  13. Casualty - Royal Artillery WW2

    I am trying to find out some information about my husbands Grand father who was in the Royal Artillery in WW2. He survived the war but was badly injured in March 1945. I believe that he was the only survivor of his gun crew when it exploded. I am trying to find when and where he was injured. His...

    Started by ruthwhelan17‎, 10-06-2014 7:07 PM
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    17-11-2016, 7:32 PM Go to last post
  14. In Search for a Henry Richard Browning

    Looking for any info on my great grandad Henry Richard Browning born 1905 died in 1981. Can't seem to find any info on him and would like where abouts he served.

    Started by Chloerog‎, 31-10-2016 4:42 PM
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  15. Henry (Harry) William Cox

    Hello, could anyone be able to point me in the right direction please? I'm looking for any info on Henry William Cox, born 12th Feb 1915 Hackney. His mother died in 1918 so Henry and his sister were sent to an orphanage in Somerset. In 1939 we found he was living in Tavistock, 1942 he was married...

    Started by Julie7266‎, 30-10-2016 7:25 PM
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  16. Italian POW

    Hi all, I'm currently searching for my partners "real grandfather" . My partners father was born in Leeds, UK. His name is Terrance William Challoner-Edwards. Terrances mother was a cook in the POW camp in Croyden,England. We are under the impression that Terrances father was an Italian POW....

    Started by Bella78rr‎, 17-10-2016 7:46 AM
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  17. searching for info on John Moran from Dundee

    HI all looking for some info, and can't find any. John Moran was my grandfather, born November 14, 1913, in Dundee, Scotland. I'm not sure what regiment he was in, or where he served, but am trying to fill in the gaps. Family rumour has him building roads etc due to poor eyesight. Can anyone...

    Started by wallsy‎, 09-10-2016 4:32 PM
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  18. Books on Royal Artillery

    Could anyone suggest a book that would give information on engagements that the Royal Artillery 107 Medium Regiment was involved in. My father appears on the casualty list as wounded in August 1944. I have looked at the War Diaries at the National Archives in Kew and it appears that this...

    Started by LesHolmans‎, 06-10-2016 2:22 PM
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  19. Re- Abbreviations

    Afternoon everyone. Is there someone who could shed some light on the abbreviations on my father-laws Naval record. In the field with the heading ship in which serving it says Invalided (14/2/45), the next heading from says (nil FSL) in the last heading rating and discharge is DNA3aR/E. I know he...

    Started by kcapes‎, 22-08-2016 5:19 PM
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  20. Casino Casualties

    According to my uncles Service & Pay Book: F.C. Bradley enlisted in the Royal Sussex Regiment as Private 6412337 in the Infantry Regiment on the 14 May 1942. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion the Royal Sussex Regiment. They were serving as part of the 7th Indian Infantry Brigade, 4th Indian...

    Started by PedroB‎, 20-08-2016 3:18 PM
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