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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding service records for WW2 and 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Smile SIMEON WHEATCROFT

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. rats of tobruk

    im looking for information on my husbands grandfather, he was a rat of tobruk, im wondering if anyone has any info. his name was Ronald William odd. apart of the royal army service corps, 8th division if anyone could help or even lead me in the right direction. thank you so much

    Started by cristy87‎, 02-04-2017 9:30 AM
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  13. Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery

    Help please. My dad was in the Royal Artillery early in WW2, he was soon discharged as medically unfit. 5ft bugger all and 8 stone wringing wet! He was "best mates" with a Gunner Les Godden who was posted to 6th Maritime AA Battery. Dad saved what he told me was Les's last letter, in it he mentions...

    Started by alanagoff‎, 31-03-2017 4:31 PM
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  14. List of those who were killed during WW2

    Hi all, I was wondering if there is a list of all those who were killed during WW2 from Great Britain? I have a name and an Army Number but can't seem to get anything on the search facility on this site. Any help would be most welcome. Thanks, Ali

    Started by AliMac‎, 10-03-2017 3:07 PM
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  15. Medal Listing WW2 - Merchant Navy

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could identify what the letters mean in this medal listing ie. IT, AT, CL, PA, BU, FR please ?

    Started by AliMac‎, 02-03-2017 12:21 PM
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  16. Ww2 royal artillery abbreviations

    I have received my fathers ww2 war record but some of the abbreviations are not on abbreviations web lists, can anyone tell me any answers. W.p.p. Granted w.p.p @6d per day, SLR Granted leave with...

    Started by Jennarembailey‎, 07-02-2017 8:59 PM
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  17. WWII Service Records Order codes

    Hi, I'm looking for some guidance. I suspect like many (all?) WWII Service Records, my father’s contains many ‘Orders or Other Authority’. Being able to interpret the Order e.g. XL/182/44 in August 1944 when he embarked UK, destination NWE, would shed greater light on his assignment. Is there a...

    Started by poptr01‎, 01-03-2017 10:08 PM
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  18. REME 7 W/Shop Coy

    I believe my mother's cousin, Douglas Graham Copley, was at or near Tobruk and El Alamein. I have 2 WW2 forces Christmas cards sent to his parents. Some of the details on them are S/Sgt D G Copley 7609297 REME 7 W/Shop Coy ℅ ABW CMF Card has ref 431272 Passed by Censor No 4567 D G Copley...

    Started by Doggie‎, 14-02-2017 12:15 PM
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  19. 466/135 (M) HAA Regt RA 1941 to 1945

    According to the WW2 Territorial Army service of my father-in-law (Edward Crawford -Service No 1815898) he enlisted for the duration of the war on 24 July 1941 he served in 210 AA Training Regt RA and 466/135 (M) HAA Regt RA. His daughters believe that he trained in Oswestry

    Started by Doggie‎, 14-02-2017 1:02 PM
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  20. AIRBORNE NUTTERS

    Hi. I am a Newbie. I was looking through some past threads and saw that there was a thread started by Drew5233 about a JOHN BRENAN. TomTAS suggested JOHN BREMNER and Drew5233 asked for more info and Tom suggested Major John BREMNER RASC My Dad was MAJOR JOHN IRONSIDE BREMNER and his...

    Started by abremner‎, 14-02-2017 9:19 PM
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