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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. Thumbs down Cannot find John Pollard on forces war record

    My father John Pollard does not appear in online records I have all his service records Joined 1939 -HMS Drake trained as Engineroom Articifer - Joined HMS Ceres 1940 -41 HMS Drake 1941 - 1942 HMS Pathfinder 1942 - 46 however 6 other ships during this time with Pathfinder in brackets I...

    Started by pollard‎, 04-06-2014 4:32 PM
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  2. 559 Royal Marine Flotilla June 1944

    I'm trying to find out about my grandad who was in this group of Royal Marines. I have his service number, but cannot find any results for him. Can anyone help with what to do... Or does anyone have a family member that was in the same group maybe? I have the group photo. Thank you Teresa

    Started by trevermeulen‎, 29-05-2014 8:49 PM
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  3. Captain John Terry

    I am looking to fill in the gaps in my father's Naval records. He joined his first ship in 1917 as Midshipman and retired as Captain in 1950. At this time I would be interested to find out where he was on D Day. Any help welcome, please.

    Started by Tidespring73‎, 03-06-2014 10:20 AM
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  4. Query "alteration of character" ?

    Hi, I bought from the Public Records Office a photocopy of my granddad's navy record. At the bottom of the page, in a space titled Remarks, it has written "Alteration of character 1911 approved on NL 18881/20" What does that mean ? Thanks in advance in case anyone knows, Val

    Started by _altinkum‎, 01-06-2014 11:14 AM
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  5. Joseph Goulden

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to help, i'm trying to find out some information on my Grandad from World War 2, all i know is that he was part of the Navy. He was from Oldham/Manchester. He survived the war and returned home got married and had 2 children. There are no surviving relatives...

    Started by kylegoulden‎, 29-05-2014 1:35 PM
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  6. Question Fleet Air Arm help please

    I understood from my father that he was in the Fleet Air Arm at the end of the 1st WW but cannot find any trace of him I need advice on how to go about finding his record - I think he lied about his age and could probably not have given his full name surname was Bainbridge. Any help would be...

    Started by BLinger‎, 25-05-2014 9:40 PM
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  7. Volunteer or conscript.

    Does anyone know how to judge from service records in WWII if it was a conscription ? Thanks Ed

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 19-05-2014 12:12 PM
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  8. Royal Corps of Naval Constructors

    My Father-in-law, James Young served in the RCNC from about 1941-42. He carried the rank of Lieutenant. His "speciality" was in the Submarine Service and his "squad" became known as the Bad Pennies because, after assisting on active patrols they had a habit of always turning up, even after the...

    Started by revian‎, 19-05-2014 8:49 PM
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  9. looking for a list of ships my father was on

    Hi Can anyone help i am looking to find a list of ships my father was on but so far no luck. i have managed to find a certificate dated 12 march 1969 saying he left the royal navy after 25 years or more, another certificate is for crossing the line on 30th august 1956 on her majesty's ship lock...

    Started by ceylon‎, 27-04-2014 11:03 AM
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  10. Searching for Ainslie in Royal Navy

    I have a road block in my family research. My great-great-great-great grandfather was William Garrett Ainslie. He had a falling out with his family and never told any one anything about his family. There are no parents listed on his death records. The story is that he was born in Amsterdam on April...

    Started by Isaiah12‎, 13-04-2014 11:58 PM
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  11. Petty Officer Stoker Harry MARSH

    Can anyone help with information about Petty Officer Stoker Harry MARSH, HMS Carlisle, who died in Vladivostok, Siberia in October 1919? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career,...

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:22 PM
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  12. Albert TILTMAN - HMS Black Prince

    Can anyone help with information about Albert Tiltman, HMS Black Prince, who died at Jutland in June 1916? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:24 PM
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    07-04-2014, 9:59 AM Go to last post
  13. Frederick Hubert Reg TRAVERS - HMS Bulwark

    Can anyone help with information about Fred Travers who died in an explosion on board HMS Bulwark at Sheerness in November 1914? Our Parish is researching all 11 of the men on our war memorial who did not return from WW!. Grateful for any background information about his service career, family etc.

    Started by Powerstock‎, 06-04-2014 5:25 PM
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  14. grandfathers RN WWII records

    I am desperatley searching for my grandfathers RN records from 1939-1946 approx. I have no service no or ship name to go by. He was a stoker on as far as I am aware mine destroyers. He served in tabruk and around italy. Can anyone help me as I have done a search on his name, none are him. Thank you.

    Started by bwlassie‎, 24-03-2014 8:27 PM
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  15. HMS Kent - Battle of the Falkland Islands

    HMS Kent was a ship that took part in the strategically vital battle of the Falkland Islands on 8th December 1914. A battle that resulted in a German fleet being destroyed. Some of her crew were killed in the battle and they are commemorated on a magnificent memorial in Canterbury Cathedral. ...

    Started by Ex-Chalky‎, 19-02-2014 5:17 PM
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  16. Smile 63rd Naval Division 1918-1919

    Hi Is there any one out there that can help with these Intials please.Thomas Gwilliam DWR 836, AB,Anconkie , 63 rd RN division. What does DWR and Anconkie or AnconMe.These words are on the absent electoral rolls dated 1918-1919.Possible a miss spelling.Thanx

    Started by Dee1949‎, 24-02-2014 2:57 AM
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  17. Question French tender 'Ingenieur Minard' in Portsmout

    Dear all, I am looking for information and documents about the French tender 'Ingenieur Minard' taken up as Accomodation ship for Trawler Base, Portsmouth in August 1940. Ingenieur Minard, ex-Nomadic was the French tender which served RMS Titanic on 10th April 1912. As written, she was used...

    Started by Belgenland‎, 10-02-2014 5:24 PM
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  18. John Astill, Nottingham. Royal Naval Reserve

    I am researching Great Uncle John, 1897-1918 and there are 2 records on this site for him. The first seems to have been added to by A. Moulder. Please get in touch. Thank you.

    Started by Free Forester‎, 04-02-2014 6:01 PM
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  19. WW2 RN ship?

    Wonder if anyone out there knows the name/s of the ship which were on their way to Burma in WW2 and were sunk?

    Started by shazzchik‎, 11-02-2014 7:47 PM
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  20. HMS Drake and the Evans Family of Lianelli

    Hello all, I'm new to the board. In an effort to track down my grandfather I contacted a man who very kindly gave me a collection military related photos sold in a house clearance in Llanelli. The WW1 photos were of my grandfather's father and uncles who are all from the Evans family of...

    Started by EloiseMatt‎, 12-02-2014 4:12 AM
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