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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. NAAFI

    Hello, An Aunt worked for the NAAFI in WW2 and we have always been told she was the first woman to land at Anzio I wonder if there is anywhere I can get more info. I have asked this before but it's a long time since I last came on here and have lost my threads. Thanks

    Started by Ruffio‎, 05-02-2018 7:21 PM
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  11. Irish

    Hi, my father, Joseph Butler, was from Belfast, he was in the army from 1942 to 1947 posted to India, Calcutta. On his certificate of transfer to army reserve his number is, 14225114, but on his other documents his number is 14228114. Neither find anything! Would appreciate any help.

    Started by Rbella‎, 04-02-2018 3:36 PM
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  12. 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
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  13. War Medals & Letter from King George

    Hi , for some time I have been trying to find relatives of William Henry Askew D.C.M . The Green Howards. Deceased 1944 in Sicily. I have his war medals and a handwritten letter of consolation from King George and other items. I have been unable to find any living relatives and have twice sent an...

    Started by hotlyn‎, 28-01-2018 6:20 AM
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  14. Research MIA Canada

    Hello, My daughter attends Elementary School here in Toronto Canada. In the foyer of her school is a seldom looked at memorial to those alumni who served in Canadian Forces during WW2. It lists them alphebetically with an asterix beside those who were killed. Only one tne of the men, Harold Black,...

    Started by Expat61‎, 27-01-2018 2:59 PM
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  15. govt trainee aero engineer 1939

    I am trying to find out if my uncle was in the services, he was 20 in 1939, possibly training in the above position in leicestershire with several other trainees. Wondering if this was for the war effort. He is not showing up at home on the 1939 census. Any ideas

    Started by liverbirdie‎, 29-01-2018 12:54 AM
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  16. 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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  17. Queens royal regiment west Surrey. Italy 1943

    I am trying to find out which place and battle a relative would have been in at his time of death. His name was Ronald Henry (Harry) Woolven. He was in the 2/7th brigade. The date of death was listed as 23.10.1943 Buried in the Naples war cemetery. Any help you could offer would be...

    Started by Jennarembailey‎, 08-01-2018 11:18 AM
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  18. Can't find who I am looking for.

    I joined yesterday looking for info on my grandfather,however,I don't seem to be able to find him.I thought it would be straightforward,as I have his service number,but,that doesn't seem to help,neither do his middle initials. Does anyone have any tips for me please? Angela

    Started by Frenchangel‎, 31-12-2017 3:05 PM
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  19. 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 5:49 AM
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  20. James Albert Vincent 1917-1982

    Hello, I'm looking for my Grandfather's records and really not having much luck! He was in the Royal Navy and I believe he was a Gunner. I have a letter sent to him at HMS Rajaliya for Christmas 1944 and either before or after this he was on a boat which was bombed; he spent 72 hours in the...

    Started by edwardskatie‎, 17-12-2017 7:58 PM
    ceylon, chatham, gunner, rajaliya, vincent
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