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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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    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 7:37 PM
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  2. 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 1:15 PM
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  3. 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 7:16 PM
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    04-09-2017, 9:26 PM Go to last post
  4. Assistance Required -Please

    Afternoon all, I hope this finds you well. I am after a little help please and I honestly don't know where to look next. I am trying to locate my Father in Laws Army Record. He served in WW2 with the East Lancashire Regiment (I don't know exactly which battalion) I also have his service...

    Started by deloon‎, 04-09-2017 1:44 PM
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  5. Dunkirk Serviceman search

    Having recently seen the film Dunkirk, I am trying to find out my dad's story. All I know is that he was evacuated from Dunkirk and that his feet had collapsed following a long march. I would be interested to know where he marched from. I have a photo of him wearing a beret with a cap badge with...

    Started by HADunkirk‎, 01-09-2017 12:21 PM
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  6. Geoffrey Mather Booth

    Hi I am looking for information on my father Geoffrey booth. He was a paratrooper stationed india during world war 2 in the 16th battalion

    Started by Boothy‎, 25-08-2017 12:19 PM
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  7. Home Guard serviceman search - Chiswick

    My granddad William Ernest Green was in the Chiswick Group of the Hammersmith Regiment, that guarded the Evershed and Vignoles electronics factory in WW2. (Amazingly there's a book about it on Ebay!) I have no DOB or date of death for him. Is there any way to find a service record without these?...

    Started by Vince2‎, 17-08-2017 2:13 PM
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  8. Researching German POWs Held in the UK

    Hi, My partners grandfather served with the Wehrmacht and was captured in 1944 by the allies. He was sent to a UK based POW camp. After the war he lived in the UK working as a baker until 1952 when he returned to Germany. We have applied for his German military records, however, I was...

    Started by Clem123‎, 14-04-2017 1:56 PM
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  9. Help with grandfather's WW2 service record

    Hope this post is in the right place ... I'm after some help or guidance please. I have obtained my grandfather's army records from the Army Disclosures Centre but I'm struggling to make much sense of them - trying to decipher the various codes and abbreviations (despite the list of...

    Started by tillykaye‎, 05-08-2017 4:15 PM
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  10. 45th Royal Tank Regiment, Burma 1939-45

    I am looking for my father Charles Nugent Jack Park, born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1920, who served in WW2 in Burma from 1943-1946 and was awarded the Burma Star. I recall seeing a kukri (ghurka knife) as a child which he brought home with him. I'm not sure how battalions/regiments/units work and...

    Started by swedwards‎, 25-07-2017 5:12 PM
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  11. British POWs sunk by British between N Africa & Italy

    My father died in 1942, he was taken prisoner, by the Italians, in North Africa. His name is on the El Alamein memorial as having died 14 November 1942. My mother and grandmother repeatedly asked the then War office for details of his death and were told that he had either died of illness in the...

    Started by Dolly‎, 16-05-2007 11:34 PM
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  12. I need help...WW11 record

    Hi, I am Joyce and have been involved with family history for over twenty years..In fact the finished book of my history was delivered this week and I am thrilled with it....it is every thing I hoped it would be. But now I am trying to do the same thing for my step son but am having difficulty...

    Started by joycempik‎, 22-06-2017 7:04 AM
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  13. Military Police

    Does anybody know where I can find info about the military police. My grandfather was in the military police 2nd world war. I know he was sent to South Wales as a guard of German Prisoners but this is the only info I have

    Started by lett29‎, 23-06-2017 5:22 PM
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    Has any one any details of Simeon Wheatcroft from Saddleworth Yorkshire or Oldham Lancashire I am trying to find his service record in the second world war. I am his youngest son Fred Wheatcroft

    Started by WHEATCROFT‎, 17-05-2017 4:15 PM
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  15. Question No trace of my Grandfather WW2

    I'm having great difficulty tracing my grandfather sadly. He was in the RASC during WW2, the last he was heard of was in 1942 in North Africa, I have copies of letters he sent to his wife which had his address and service number on which was RASC Motor Section, 10th Corps, H.Q. Middle East Force -...

    Started by Mannmec1‎, 14-05-2017 8:44 PM
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  16. Tug of War Medal/ROAC

    I have my father's WWII army record he started in the ROAC but went on to be in REME when it was established. I have his bronze coloured Tug of War medal with the ROAC insignia on the reverse. I'd love to be able to find out about it. Can anyone out there help me

    Started by kiwibird‎, 04-05-2017 4:57 AM
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  17. Irishman in British Army WW2 (John Smith)

    I'm having a needle in a stack of needles moment here, wondering if anyone can help. My Grandad was born in Ireland, but served in World War 2 for the British Army. He was born in Monaghan, Ireland, and on returning from the war lived in Dublin until his death in 1992. He spoke very little of...

    Started by AussieIrish3064‎, 24-04-2017 5:58 AM
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  18. Royal Scot Fusiliers

    Hi there Im trying to find my grandfather's records and find out what medals he has.. my uncle has them and i would like to get replicas.. unfortunately on here i am coming to a dead end... does anyone have any info as to how to find his record no? I do have it 3128867 Peter McQueen.. if anyone...

    Started by lrscott‎, 26-04-2017 11:07 AM
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  19. Question Finding records for the home guard in WW2

    Hi Over the years I have been told my father Eric Rudge (B 1914- D 1969) was in the home guard in WW2 in Halesowen, West Midlands or the surrounding area. So far I have had no luck in trying to find out if this was true or not so I am hoping someone will be able to guide me in the right direction...

    Started by Weeksy‎, 25-04-2017 4:31 AM
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  20. Locating my Father in law

    My Father in law was in the Army, serving in WW2. We have photographic evidence in his Army Uniform when he got married and We understand that we have his was Medals. We have no other information other than this for his Service in the Army. My Husband was 8 Years old when his father passed and...

    Started by Tuzz69‎, 24-04-2017 8:21 PM
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