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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful source of information

    Hello I've spent months trying to find information about my Father's time in WWII including paying 30 fee to Disclosure Cell at Whale Island for an extract of his service record from Oct 1940 to August 1942. He doesn't appear in the Navy List and no other record of his service after August 1942,...

    Started by christopher67‎, 26-11-2015 10:34 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    If you're looking for post 1921, WW2 or later service records, see the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted ,click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 1:23 PM
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  3. 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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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: RN records at TNA and other useful websites

    This is for anyone new to research, who may not know where to look. The National Archives (TNA) has lots of records connected with the Royal Navy. Our site sponsors Forces War Records hold over 5 million records of military ancestors going back to 1350 so their site is a good place to start....

    Started by Geoffers‎, 07-09-2008 12:07 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Searchable RM attestation papers

    In case anyone doesn't know, attestation papers for the Royal Marines for most of the 19th century are now individually indexed on TNA's catalogue If you find a likely match to someone you are trying to locate, you can order a copy of the document from TNA. Using the catalogue: In the word...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 06-08-2008 11:55 AM
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  1. Humbled

    Hello, I've just joined hoping to find out a bit more about my granddad - have just searched on his name Percy Edward Ferris and feel so humbled with what i've found. He joined the navy at a very young age (think dad said something terrible like 12) and worked his way up through the ranks to...

    Started by Marisa1978‎, 31-01-2014 3:06 PM
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  2. Reg Smart

    I am trying to trace anyone who knew my father when he was serving in W.W.2. Royal Navy from 1939 to 1945 He was on Motor Torpedo Boats and saw action in the North Atlantic. I always believed that the M.T.B he was on was called H.M.S. Flycatcher but have discovered recently that is/was not a...

    Started by soozewells‎, 23-01-2014 12:42 PM
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  3. M. N. B. D. O. org (1)

    Hi I am trying to find out if the Mobile Naval Base Defence org (1) were ever stationed in Aden in early 1942. My uncle John Thomas Marshall died there on March 1st 1942. His number was CH/X 104851. He was supposed to have drowned in an accident there, but I cant find any evidence that he or his...

    Started by keith741‎, 22-01-2014 1:36 PM
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  4. Royal Navy Enlistment August 31, 1809

    My wife's ancestor is John Elwes, b. abt 1778 in Norwich, Norfolk, England. I have the following information from another relative, but cannot confirm it's accuracy. John had joined the Royal Navy on August 31, 1809. He served on HNS Namar as an able seaman and as an able seaman and...

    Started by Jim Davis‎, 26-05-2012 6:42 PM
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  5. Unsure trying to locate R A Seymour

    Mine is an unusual one as my grandfather Ronald A Seymour was in the Navy but he married my grandmother in 1948 Maria M Wittich, she is of course german i believe from Kiel as she often spoke of it fondly. However I can't seem to find my grandfathers record I think he was born around 1924 - 1927 I...

    Started by kdaye67‎, 12-01-2014 1:26 PM
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  6. Special Ops

    Help! My dad was an officer in the Merchant Navy during WW2 and in his discharge book there is a couple of periods that stated he was on Special Ops .Can anyone tell me how I could find out where he would have been during this time and what it entailed as it was something he never talked about ....

    Started by hellodolly‎, 08-01-2014 12:13 AM
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  7. Lieutenant Atkin Hayman, R.N. (1783-1817)

    I'm researching the naval career of a maternal ancestor who, I gather, served in the Royal Navy from the age of about 10 years, in 1793 and his death in Cork in 1817. I have used the ''search'' option on the website but to no result. Can anyone help?

    Started by tjlongman‎, 01-01-2014 4:48 PM
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    Am looking for records of my father in law Albert Saunders. D.O.B. 29/3/15. I cannot find any trace of him but know he was in the Royal Navy in 1944. He was an artificer on a tank landing craft in the Eastern war. He spent time in Sri Lanka and was invalided out with an ulcer towards the end of the...

    Started by dibdab3‎, 03-01-2014 2:55 PM
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  9. Smile William Bramham, HMS Guernsey, died 1758

    Hi Folks Could someone help me with advice on how to find out about the naval career of William Bramham. His will dated 16 May 1757 was written with his location as HMS Guernsey, and his wife's location High Holborn in London according to the will. It was proved on 27 July 1758. He was...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 02-01-2014 3:31 PM
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  10. POW Number

    An elderly gentleman I know has an item that was almost certainly made in a prisoner of war camp. On the reverse it says POW 37128 Germany 21/1/1941. He would like me to try and trace that person and his current family if any, in the hope it can be forwarded to them Sadly hours of research just...

    Started by Tony999‎, 28-12-2013 7:09 PM
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  11. looking for anyone who knew my father

    My father was called norman antrobus, but i think his nickname was Andy? he served as a diver in the Royal navy for many years. unfortunately my dad passed away when i was younger and i dont remember a lot of the stories etc he told me, just wondering if anyone on here served with him and could...

    Started by ggibson‎, 21-12-2013 12:38 PM
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  12. William Salisbury

    Hi I'm looking for my lost grandad his name William Salisbury he was a petty officer and that's all the info I have I think he was born around 1920 thank you Zoe prime x

    Started by Zoe1000‎, 03-12-2013 7:15 PM
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  13. Royal Marines James Reeves

    Hi, I am trying to track down some information about a man named James Reeves born 1778-1780 in Cambridge parish Gloucestershire. I know he was in the royal marines as on the 1851 survey it says pensioner of the royal marines he was married up until his death and lived in Gloucestershire up until...

    Started by John miller‎, 27-11-2013 7:44 PM
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  14. Help finding my Grandads records

    Hi I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction..... I'm looking for my Grandads service record. I know a few things but don't seem to be able to find him in any search that i do. His name was Derrick Evan Roberts i know his date of birth and i think/know he served in the...

    Started by grandad_roberts‎, 21-11-2013 12:08 AM
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  15. William Cuthbert Marine Light Infantry 1919

    William Robert Hutton Cuthbert, age 21, married Elsie Plummer age 26, on 28 January 1919, in Beechwood, Dalmuir, Old Kilpatrick, Dunbarton, Scotland. His occupation was listed as Ship Plater(I think - difficulty reading), - Private, Marine Light Infantry, residence Second Terrace, Radnor Park -...

    Started by Isambard‎, 31-10-2012 5:04 AM
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  16. HELP - William Bumby RN 1806-1835

    I believe I have what is an Admiralty payment sheet (from NA) for an ancestor who served on 5 ships between 1806 and 1835. I am having difficulty interpreting some of the information. Could anyone please help. Scout Rochfort Ranger Crocodile Spartiate DS

    Started by D Sharpe‎, 13-08-2013 10:04 AM
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  17. HMS Repulse

    Hi , Are there any survivor,s still alive from HMS Repulse ,i am looking for any info on my father GEORGE FRANCIS DAVAGE,all i know is that he was on the ship for refit Portsmouth 1936 and also on board when it was sunk, ??? was he on ships crew 1936 to 1941 when ship was sunk ,any info would be...

    Started by chrisdav‎, 15-07-2013 1:39 PM
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  18. Discharge paper - query

    my grandfather Frank Eric Norris was discharged from the navy. Can anyone tell me what is written next to Rating: and why he was discharged. it says for the following reason:- Oronsay 1st Voyage http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss288/aussie_shep74/norris-military_zpse04e5b4f.jpeg...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 07-07-2013 3:45 AM
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  19. Definition of a Flap

    Evening all, one of my ancestors was jailed for damaging a 'flap', he was a ropemaker so i guess he must have something to do with boats. This was in the late 19th century (1881). Does anyone know what a flap is. Many thanks Kate.

    Started by kentish kate‎, 01-01-2013 9:37 PM
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  20. Edward Morgan Morris - Marine

    Hi My grandfather's sibling named above, a Marine, died 1897 in East Stonehouse, Devon. A search on google reveals that quite a number of people died in that area in that year; anyone know of an event that happen there?

    Started by Dannemois‎, 11-06-2013 4:28 PM
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