+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 36 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast
Threads 1 to 20 of 703

Forum: WW2 1939-1945

  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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 15,623
    19-04-2014, 8:15 PM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 5,815
    27-02-2014, 3:08 PM Go to last post
  1. Help for research

    Hello Everyone, I am researching the story of Isaac Evans. He was born on 20-10-1911 in West Hartlepool. He married Elizabeth Taylor she was born on 04-07-1911 in Bishop Auckland they had one son he was born in 1939. Isaac served in the military during world war 2 and survived the war. He...

    Started by yan1997‎, 19-01-2019 3:13 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    family history, ww2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 398
    22-01-2019, 7:55 AM Go to last post
  2. WW2 medal - please help

    Hi everyone, I'm an absolute novice at trying to find information, I've tried some of the links in the "sticky" thread but no luck. I came across a WW2 medal for sale, and am in the process of purchasing the item, but I would like to know a bit more about the person to whom it was given. From...

    Started by janjwalt‎, 15-01-2019 2:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 310
    18-01-2019, 7:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Norway liberation

    Hi I am helping to research a soldier that was involved in the liberation of Norway 8th May 1945 , he was Private Bernard O'Connor T56963 Driver . RASC. 2 questions .. Can anyone shed on light on this event and that particular date ? Can anyone help with details of...

    Started by deanC‎, 10-12-2018 6:08 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 505
    11-12-2018, 6:18 AM Go to last post
  4. RAF Cranborne Rhodesia

    My father spent most of early WW2 in Rhodesia where they were training pilots. I have his wonderful photograph album with many photos of the people who were there. Is there anyone else out there with similar. Would love to hear from you if your father was there too. Jen

    Started by Jenjen‎, 16-05-2008 9:27 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 57
    • Views: 29,749
    30-11-2018, 1:56 PM Go to last post
  5. Land Army Girls

    Does anyone know if there is a museum or archive office relating to the Women's Land Army? I have looking on line but cannot find anything. sue

    Started by suemalings‎, 18-11-2018 10:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 345
    19-11-2018, 8:42 AM Go to last post
  6. Abbreviations on WW2 service records: Signals

    I am in the process of transcribing my father in law's WW2 service records. He was a dispatch rider with the Royal Signals. He left the UK on 30/04/1945 and was then in Berlin from 01/06/1945. There are then 2 entries that I can't make sense of :- 19/11/45 to 24/12/45 : Attended No. 80...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 14-11-2018 4:28 PM
    army service records, berlin, royal signals, transcribing, ww2
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 383
    15-11-2018, 8:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Wink Hms Trawler Fort Royal

    Does anyone have any information on HMS Trawler Fort Royal? My grandfather was the ship's cook and died when the Fort Royal was hit by German aircraft off the coast of Aberdeen in 1940. I was wondering ifanyone had any photos or information about it. Thanks.

    Started by madbat‎, 10-07-2006 8:48 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,684
    06-11-2018, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Dunkirk Evacuation Interview Requests

    Hi My name is Alexander Donkersloot. I am a grade 8 student doing National History Day project sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute's topic of Triumph and Tragedy in History. I am very interested in the events of the Dunkirk Evacuation as my grandparents lived in Europe during WWII and I am...

    Started by HistoryStudent‎, 03-11-2018 8:52 PM
    dunkirk evacuation, wwii
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 344
    03-11-2018, 9:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Palestine terrorist campaign 1945-48

    Does anybody have any info on this campaign? In particular, the Air Formation Signal Regiment involvement during the time of the King David Hotel Bombing in Jerusalem. My Father served as a Sgt at that time. (from Salford Son)

    Started by Salford Son‎, 29-01-2018 1:09 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 784
    25-10-2018, 8:06 AM Go to last post
  10. Some WW2 records available

    Some people may not be aware that our sister-site (and owners, see HERE for an explanation of how things work) have collections of WW2 data that's not controlled by the MOD's "sell-by date" (which controls the service records) on their site. They've just added an update to their sticky post...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2018 8:53 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 540
    18-10-2018, 8:53 AM Go to last post
  11. Question about WWII British Service numbers

    Hello I have a question in regard to British Service numbers. I have a photo of someone with a service number 4976622 and the following information M/G Plt 5th Foresters, Drayton, Nr Norwich, Norfolk. Did British Service numbers in WWII differentiate between the various arms of the defence...

    Started by TheDoctor‎, 19-09-2018 11:08 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,190
    20-09-2018, 7:44 AM Go to last post
  12. Details of service in WAAF - GM Lowies

    Looking for details of Grace Margaret Lowies - Leading Aircraftwoman. Have Service number and discharge book with information but cannot obtain any reference to her whatsoever. Can anyone enlighten me on theis matter?

    Started by the_pedagogue‎, 14-11-2017 4:59 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    air command, leading aircraftwoman, waaf
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 3,670
    20-08-2018, 5:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Palestine Police

    Where might I search for records of enlistment in Palestine Police? (And is this the best area?) I have Ronald Edwin Ellis, b. 1910, returning to Liverpool Sept 1945 on Franconia from Durban amongst a large contingent of Palestine Police. His death certificate shows he died at Trinity...

    Started by Heather17‎, 13-08-2018 3:55 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,803
    13-08-2018, 6:01 AM Go to last post
  14. Thomas Hurst help needed WW2

    Can anyone help i am trying to find WW2 info for my great granddad Thomas Hurst he was born 8 APR 1892 Salford, Lancashire we have army record for WW1 1915-1920 he was with the 23rd & 11th Manchester regiment Enlistment Age 22 Residence Place 1 Didsbury Street, Eccles New Road Salford Regimental...

    Started by jen1302‎, 01-08-2018 2:11 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,647
    05-08-2018, 10:02 PM Go to last post
  15. StalagVIIIB/344

    My father in law was a POW in Lamsdorf Oct.1943-1945 but was sent to Arbiet Command E734 in Nov 1943. Can anyone please tell me what went on at this Work Station as I have got loads of info regarding VIIIB but nothing about E734.

    Started by Beswickjoe‎, 28-07-2018 1:53 PM
    lamsdorf, poland, pow
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 958
    30-07-2018, 4:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Another plate to send home

    I think this is also a crafted plate of an English soldier. Someone helps me find relatives ????

    Started by G.R.S.‎, 05-07-2018 8:52 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 880
    28-07-2018, 8:53 PM Go to last post
  17. Looking for my mother's service record

    HI My name is Moira and I am trying to locate my mother's service records so I can try and claim her medals. Her name was Aline Smith, DOB 4th June 1922 in Dunkeld, Perth Scotland. She married Albert Edward Bonnick on 10th November 1945. All I know is that she was in the WRAF during WW2, she was...

    Started by bluelady12‎, 23-07-2018 3:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 630
    23-07-2018, 8:30 PM Go to last post
  18. Promotion without evidence

    Iím looking for evidence of my grandfatherís promotion to Captain in WW2. I have a photo of him in a Captain uniform and was told he was promoted but the military records donít show this. He worked in the telegraph office in WW2 and had security clearance. In WW1 he was promoted in the field to...

    Started by WilfredEL‎, 08-07-2018 2:15 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,201
    09-07-2018, 6:01 AM Go to last post
  19. Royal Corps of Signals- Japanese POW

    Looking to find information on a great-uncle. We believe he was in the Royal Corps of Signals and became a Japanese POW following the fall of Singapore. He would have signed up in the Paisley or Glasgow area, his name was John Cameron Stewart (known as Ian). Struggling to find any information at...

    Started by Haz515‎, 27-01-2014 5:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,410
    16-06-2018, 7:18 PM Go to last post
  20. Help for research

    Hello everyone, I'm looking for any relatives of a soldier who fought in Italy during the Second World War. These data of the military: 145056, Whitheridge, 8 Battalion Royal Fusilier Thanks to all De Angelis Maurizio https: //www.facebook.com/grupporicerchestoriche/

    Started by G.R.S.‎, 11-06-2018 9:53 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 705
    13-06-2018, 8:54 PM Go to last post

+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 36 1 2 3 11 ... LastLast

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

Contains unread posts
Contains unread posts
Contains no unread posts
Contains no unread posts
More than 25 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with unread posts
More than 25 replies or 150 views
Hot thread with no unread posts
Closed Thread
Thread is closed
Thread Contains a Message Written By You
You have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Select a file: