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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. US Army Personnel in WW2

    I know we see the occasional request about American servicemen, so this might prove helpful. I've found that Findmypast have a record set called World War II Army Enlistment Records. FMP say "This comprehensive military history collection includes more than 8.7 million records of men and...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 22-03-2019 11:47 PM
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  2. My dad's army service

    Hi all Hope this post is in the right place ... I'm after some help or guidance please. I have obtained my Dad's army records from the MoD but I'm really struggling to make any sense of them - trying to decipher the writing and all the codes and abreviations used is not easy! I want to find...

    Started by Jenaheldd‎, 28-08-2014 10:30 AM
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  3. Camp - Woodmancote , west sussex

    Morning All , to set the scene ! .. My fathers younger sister has said that at the end of WW2 and some time after , their Mother and neighbours use to collect food parcels thrown over the 'wire' or hedge from a camp that had Polish soldiers . My Grandfather was still serving with the Royal...

    Started by deanC‎, 17-03-2019 12:10 PM
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    18-03-2019, 8:28 AM Go to last post
  4. J. Duck or A.C. Duck WWII Nijmegen March 1945

    I'm looking for James Duck (born 1919 Bristol) or Ambrose Charles Duck (born 1921 Bristol). Is there anyone who knows if one of them was in Nijmegen (Netherlands) in March 1945 during WWII? Do you perhaps know family or descendants of this family Duck in the UK? Thanks.

    Started by Gittek‎, 28-02-2019 1:26 PM
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    10-03-2019, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Liberators on film WWII Nijmegen, The Netherl

    Liberators on film The Nijmegen Regional Archives earlier acquired a collection of 684 pictures of Allied soldiers who were involved in the liberation of Nijmegen in World War II or who were stationed at Nijmegen afterwards. The collection was donated in 2000 by ‘Foto Verweij’, a photography shop...

    Started by Gittek‎, 28-02-2019 10:02 AM
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    09-03-2019, 4:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Merchant Navy Records WW2

    Looking for the Merchant Navy service records for WW2. Does anybody know where to find them on line, please? Thanks.

    Started by coachcaptain‎, 27-02-2019 12:29 AM
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    27-02-2019, 2:39 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
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    family history, ww2
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  8. 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
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  9. 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
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  10. 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
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  11. 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
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  12. 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
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  13. 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
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    06-11-2018, 6:29 PM Go to last post
  14. 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
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  15. 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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  16. 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
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  17. 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
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  18. 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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  19. 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
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  20. 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
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