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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 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. rats of tobruk

    im looking for information on my husbands grandfather, he was a rat of tobruk, im wondering if anyone has any info. his name was Ronald William odd. apart of the royal army service corps, 8th division if anyone could help or even lead me in the right direction. thank you so much

    Started by cristy87‎, 02-04-2017 9:30 AM
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  2. Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Help please. My dad was in the Royal Artillery early in WW2, he was soon discharged as medically unfit. 5ft bugger all and 8 stone wringing wet! He was "best mates" with a Gunner Les Godden who was posted to 6th Maritime AA Battery. Dad saved what he told me was Les's last letter, in it he mentions...

    Started by alanagoff‎, 31-03-2017 4:31 PM
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  3. List of those who were killed during WW2

    Hi all, I was wondering if there is a list of all those who were killed during WW2 from Great Britain? I have a name and an Army Number but can't seem to get anything on the search facility on this site. Any help would be most welcome. Thanks, Ali

    Started by AliMac‎, 10-03-2017 3:07 PM
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  4. Medal Listing WW2 - Merchant Navy

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could identify what the letters mean in this medal listing ie. IT, AT, CL, PA, BU, FR please ?

    Started by AliMac‎, 02-03-2017 12:21 PM
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  5. Ww2 royal artillery abbreviations

    I have received my fathers ww2 war record but some of the abbreviations are not on abbreviations web lists, can anyone tell me any answers. W.p.p. Granted w.p.p @6d per day, SLR Granted leave with...

    Started by Jennarembailey‎, 07-02-2017 8:59 PM
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  6. WWII Service Records Order codes

    Hi, I'm looking for some guidance. I suspect like many (all?) WWII Service Records, my father’s contains many ‘Orders or Other Authority’. Being able to interpret the Order e.g. XL/182/44 in August 1944 when he embarked UK, destination NWE, would shed greater light on his assignment. Is there a...

    Started by poptr01‎, 01-03-2017 10:08 PM
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  7. REME 7 W/Shop Coy

    I believe my mother's cousin, Douglas Graham Copley, was at or near Tobruk and El Alamein. I have 2 WW2 forces Christmas cards sent to his parents. Some of the details on them are S/Sgt D G Copley 7609297 REME 7 W/Shop Coy ℅ ABW CMF Card has ref 431272 Passed by Censor No 4567 D G Copley...

    Started by Doggie‎, 14-02-2017 12:15 PM
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  8. 466/135 (M) HAA Regt RA 1941 to 1945

    According to the WW2 Territorial Army service of my father-in-law (Edward Crawford -Service No 1815898) he enlisted for the duration of the war on 24 July 1941 he served in 210 AA Training Regt RA and 466/135 (M) HAA Regt RA. His daughters believe that he trained in Oswestry

    Started by Doggie‎, 14-02-2017 1:02 PM
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    Hi. I am a Newbie. I was looking through some past threads and saw that there was a thread started by Drew5233 about a JOHN BRENAN. TomTAS suggested JOHN BREMNER and Drew5233 asked for more info and Tom suggested Major John BREMNER RASC My Dad was MAJOR JOHN IRONSIDE BREMNER and his...

    Started by abremner‎, 14-02-2017 9:19 PM
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  10. London Fire Brigade Records

    Both my parents were in the London Fire Brigade during WWII. Robert Simpson McCulloch & Mary Isobel Mill. Does anyone know where I can find any information on where and when they were stationed and what they did? Thanks in anticipation.

    Started by Hamish M‎, 13-02-2017 10:56 AM
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  11. Combined Operations Landing Craft LCS (L) 256

    How can I find the movements of LCS (L) 256 during the War? I know it was around Scotland during 1943 - 44 During D-Day at Sword Beach At Operation 'Infatuate' where it was sunk. What I want to know is where it was during it's time in Scotland.

    Started by Gilliemac‎, 21-01-2017 12:21 PM
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  12. Royal Fusiliers

    Hello, I am trying to locate my fathers service records. His name was Charles John Cook and I believe he was in the City of London Regiment Royal Fusiliers. I cannot seem to find him anywhere. Can anyone help please?

    Started by hannibal884‎, 10-02-2017 3:22 PM
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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