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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. 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 5:30 PM
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  2. Looking for details of Arnold Barnicoat

    Hi, I am not a blood relative, only a neighbour with a keen interest in genealogy, having gone back 6 generations of my family from India. Also have a keen interest in WW2, I am also ex Indian Army Medical Corps. My neighbour Janice Best is looking for details of her father, who was in the Royal...

    Started by rrao56‎, 05-12-2017 3:27 PM
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  3. Any information on 6 B.S.D., R.A.S.C.?

    Hi, I'm trying to get some information on my grandfather's movements during WW2, but do not have his service number or his records. He received the following medals: 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945. He had what I believe is a yellow apron (I guess to...

    Started by Guarique‎, 02-10-2017 5:07 AM
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  4. Question Edward/Eddie Simpson SAS SBS LRDG

    Hi Everyone I'm just new to this community - still exploring so please forgive me if this is posted in the wrong place. I'm looking for information on my grandfather Edward Leo Simpson (Eddie Simpson). He was from NI and was a trooper, then was in the SAS and also SBS. He was a...

    Started by LookingForLeo‎, 24-11-2017 10:55 AM
    lrdg, sas, sbs, ww2
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  5. 6th medium regiment RA

    Does anyone have any info on this regiment I know that they were in Burma Alex Hay was my dad

    Started by Garden‎, 18-11-2017 12:01 PM
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  6. 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
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    air command, leading aircraftwoman, waaf
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  7. George victor drewett /RN Feb 9th 1942

    I have been looking into the life of my grandfather who I never had the chance to meet. His name was "George Victor Drewett" he was a leading seaman for H. M. S Presedent and was on the Empire fusilier on the night he died which was February 9th 1942. Their boat was torpedoed by a German U bomber...

    Started by Dizashkyalay‎, 15-11-2017 12:58 PM
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  8. Trooper Aubrey Harvey 29th Royal Armoured Cor

    I am the grandaughter of Trooper Aubrey Harvey, Service number 7951035, killed on the 4th January 1945, somewhere on the Belgium Border. I wondered if anyone had any further information as to what happened to him, he was with the 29ths Royal Armoured Brigade/Corps. The family story is that he was...

    Started by Pachamama‎, 08-11-2017 1:05 PM
    29thrac, belgium, harvey, trooper
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  9. Liberation Bergen Belsen

    I am trying to confirm a family story that my Great Uncle was at the liberation of Bergen-Belsen. All I have is his service number and confirmation that he was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps. I know that members of the RASC were assisting at the camp. How can I find out if he was there?

    Started by copernicus‎, 05-11-2017 7:38 PM
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  10. Info re Pte G B Syme. Kings( Liverpool)

    Having only recently found out about my uncle Pte G B Syme. He is listed as Kings(Liverpool Regiment) he is also listed as KOSB in 1939. How can I find out when he actually joined the army and when did he transfer to Kings. He also fought and died with the Chindits in 1944 so would he have been...

    Started by Nottsscot‎, 03-11-2017 3:07 PM
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  11. Robert Bolt

    I am looking for any information regarding a Robert Bolt who served aboard the MV Defoe during WW2 and which was sunk off the coast of Ireland in 1942. Can anyone assist with any personal records of serving in the merchant navy during the war and of any other ships he served on. Any information...

    Started by Malcolm Smith‎, 31-10-2017 1:09 PM
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  12. Records for John Sykes - XXX Corps

    Hi, I'm trying to locate records for my Grandad - John Sykes. I have some kind of medal (I think its a campaign medal) which has on the back "1944 . 1945 Normandy Mount Pincon Crossing of the Seine ..." On the front of the medal there is a leaping Hog with XXX Corps around the top and three...

    Started by ChrisLA9‎, 28-10-2017 6:11 PM
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  13. E Davies Royal Tank Regiment 1939-1945

    Hi, I was wondering if I could get some help trying to trace some information. Edward 'Ted' Davies lived with my dad and his parents in Kendal in the 50's / 60's before moving to London to reside at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea where he died in November 1972. He is buried at Brookwood Cemetry...

    Started by philharruk‎, 27-10-2017 9:49 AM
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  14. 6th Battalion Green Howards

    Hi, I am an FWR Forum virgin so I apologise if my question has been answered many times before. I am researching my father in law's service during WW2, I have his service record but was wondering , is it possible to find out which Company he served in during his time with the Green Howards ,...

    Started by GeordieBob‎, 23-10-2017 8:18 PM
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  15. WW2 Casualty details

    Hi all, We have obtained my grandadís war record and with it his casualty firm. I am going through it and deciphering all of the acronyms. One I canít work out says: granted L of LRRA @ 3f(or possibly 3t) L.d this was in March 1942 Egypt Secondly - he is listed as wounded in action 15/6/42 in...

    Started by Clemcanonbury‎, 19-10-2017 9:59 AM
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  16. Frederick John Barrett - marriage Rhodesia

    I am hoping that someone can help me find the marriage of Frederick John Barrett and Kathleen Thomas. He was born 3rd July 1914 Hartlepool Durham England to parents Frederick John Barrett Snr. and Margaret Scott Welton and he was previously married to a Swedish lady in Rhodesia. I would also like...

    Started by daljul‎, 08-10-2017 1:51 PM
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  17. Donovan Harold Clibborn

    I am searching for information on D H Clibborn, born 1917 - died 1996. According to his obituary he was an intelligence officer who served at Bletchley Park, then transferred at some point to North Africa where he liaised with the Long Range Desert Group, went on to Sicily and then Italy with...

    Started by jennydavies‎, 03-10-2017 9:39 PM
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    Hello, I am trying to find a record for my grandad but just can't seem to find anything at all and its really frustrating. I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. His name was George Roberts he was in the Lincolnshire Regiment WW2 and I know he went to Iceland and he wore the...

    Started by mollyolly‎, 17-09-2017 6:37 PM
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  19. looking for frank clifton

    Trying to find out about a Frank Clifton based at Liskeard in Cornwall around 1942, i think he was in the British Army. Please can anyone help he was wounded in the leg not sure if his army career ended then, which would have been before the end of the war.

    Started by jennyhic‎, 13-09-2017 12:15 PM
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  20. Red face 42nd search light R.A. Sherwood foresters

    Hi please can anyone help with info about 42nd search light regt R.A. also known as the Sherwood foresters. They were based in Lincolnshire in WW2 but also sent to Netherlands, and Belgium, France in early 1940s. I'm tracing my grandfather's records he was a Drill Sgt in this regt. Please...

    Started by alywal06‎, 04-09-2017 6:16 PM
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    04-09-2017, 8:26 PM Go to last post

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