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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. HELP !!!!í

    Hi Iím looking for any info re Manchester Regiment and the 8th army Particularly Ernest White from West Gorton Manchester

    Started by Whitey‎, 23-04-2018 6:27 PM
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  5. Help I donít where to start

    I am trying to find out about my partners grandad and his time in Burma all I have is service number and that only brings up an entry saying he was injured his name is John Reynolds Roderigues his service number is 3772266

    Started by CazRmac‎, 23-04-2018 8:27 AM
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  6. Looking for Patrick Daley

    Looking for Patrick Daley who was serving at Shoeburyness Garrison in 1940 -1946 have picture in Tank Regiment uniform

    Started by Davey13‎, 19-04-2018 7:55 AM
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  7. How to find more details on Casualty List No?

    Hello Im doing some curiosity research of a relative, whilst I can find a record I am more curious to know the details of a specific incident. The only item I can locate that it is likely to relate to is "Casualty List No. 1015. Previously reported Missing on Casualty List No. 890,...

    Started by GrainOfSand‎, 12-04-2018 12:54 PM
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  8. Angry What am I doing wrong??

    Help, I am trying to find my dad's military records. When I put in his name it doesn't bring up anything close to him. There are lots of people with the same last name but none are my dad. I can't remember exactly which regiment he was in (Derbyshire Yeomanry rings a bell) but surely I should...

    Started by peppab67‎, 12-04-2018 12:21 PM
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  9. Non-military Conscription Records

    Hi I'm wondering if anyone has come across any records for non-military conscription. I currently working on my grandmother's war years. I know that she was called up by the National Service Act (No.2) in 1941 and was posted to a munitions factory, that's where I hit a brick wall. I know...

    Started by MJPoole20‎, 11-04-2018 2:19 PM
    conscription, national service act, os factory, women at war
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  10. Question WW2 acronyms... can you help?

    Hi there, I recently obtained my grandfather's military records. During WW2 he was involved with both the British North Africa Forces (BNAF) and the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (MEF). In his records there are references to him having "embarked at a port in CMF". Also there is reference to...

    Started by gphatch‎, 13-01-2018 7:40 PM
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  11. munitions factory

    Does anyone if there was a munitions factory in London during the war? All I have to go by is The Standard/Forest Road.

    Started by rocket118‎, 14-06-2009 7:33 PM
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  12. Help identifying regiment

    I'm aware you have to apply to mod for ww2 records but before I do so just wondered if anyone can identify the Mans uniform and possible regiment InThe attached pic. His name was George henry bishop b 1915 and h survived the war. I believe this pic was taken 1940. Many thanks in advance

    Started by becky22‎, 17-03-2018 8:02 PM
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  13. 5th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

    Hi I'm trying to locate any information about this battalion during WW2. My grandfather served as an electrician signal engineer. We have his service book, but it doesn't record where he was posted to. Is there any way of finding where he went? Would applying for his military records give us...

    Started by busybee133‎, 10-03-2018 2:25 PM
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  14. New to forum

    I was expecting to be able to access records for my relative but cannot find any. Can you help please Thanks

    Started by Prouddaughter‎, 09-03-2018 8:15 PM
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  15. 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 4:28 PM
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  16. Question Tunisia Massicault

    Hi there, I'm looking for some help. My fathers Uncle died in Tunisia and know his DOD and that he's buried at Massicault War Cemetery. However we would like to know more, about his service record and what actually happened in Tunisa. His DOD is 6/7/1943 yet the battle of Massicault ended on...

    Started by Anna M‎, 17-02-2018 4:42 PM
    africa, massicault, tunisia, ww2
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  17. Gordon Hayter Proctor 45 squadron RAF

    Does any one have any information regarding the above who went missing in Burma in October 1944? Anyone who had served with Gordon or knew him at al all during the period 1942-44 would love to hear from.

    Started by Celery‎, 18-02-2018 9:38 AM
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  18. Prisoner of War in Japan in WW2

    Anyone know how we research the rosters on this site...... Much appreciated!

    Started by chrissietop‎, 11-02-2018 7:14 AM
    ww2 pow japan
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  19. Recipient of the DFM

    Hi all, I am researching a Stanley J Stachura who passed in 1994. I know his parents were from the former Czechoslovakia. When he married in Marylebone, Middlesex in 1954, he had the letters DFM against his name, which I took to mean Distinguished Flying Medal. However, I can find no record of...

    Started by AliMac‎, 07-02-2018 2:37 PM
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  20. Troop locations in the UK 1940-42

    This is my 1st venture into genealogy, can anybody tell me where I can find info about personnel stationed in or around East Sutton Park, Kent during WW2. Thankyou

    Started by patrickkemp‎, 07-02-2018 2:51 PM
    east sutton park, troop dob, troop locations
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