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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Post hms roman

    does anybody have any info on hms roman my father was a leading seaman 3/4/1942 to 12/6 1942 he then joined hms antioche 13/ 6 1942 to 6/7 1942 his official no jx 189981. before going to hms europa then on to hms excellent etc.

    Started by ronald neill‎, 21-01-2014 9:31 PM
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  7. British Navy Records

    I am wondering just how I can find the naval records of two brothers, Edward Albert Batson and William Henry Batson. From a letter datedDecember 1856 I know that,Edward had just left Portsmouth, heading for Plymouth prior to going to the West Indea Station and William was on the Duke Of...

    Started by evelynchrystal‎, 05-02-2014 5:46 AM
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  8. Question Joseph Hamlett PLY/ 660/S from Newton Heath.

    I am searching for more information about a great uncle. Joseph Hamlett from Newton Heath Manchester. His number was PLY/660/S I think he was in the navy. he was born in 1901. My mum rarely shared much information about her family. I found his record via this site but it is vague as to why he...

    Started by smallham47‎, 03-02-2014 1:15 PM
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  9. RN WWI general

    Hi, Looking at records of my family who served in the RN Before/during and after WWI I am suprised to see how very short some of their 'tours' are. For example HMS Cleopatra 20 Dec 1901-24 Feb 1902, HMS Duke of Wellington 09 Nov 1902 - 12 Jan 1903 whereas others are much longer e.g HMS Prince...

    Started by paulphillips25‎, 26-02-2010 12:51 AM
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  10. Where was H.M.S. Vivid on Oct 13, 1913?

    A 2nd cousin was aged 19 and an Asst. Armourer when he died of an "unspecified disease" on board ship. There is no grave site specified, so I presume he was buried at sea. Can it be possible to locate where the ship was on that fateful day? Colin

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 25-09-2012 6:49 PM
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  11. Royal Navy WW1?

    Hello folks, I'm trying to establish whether or not my mother's uncle served in the RN during WW1. It's a bit of a struggle. We have a photo of Douglas James Blay EYNON in a nice white sailor suit with "HMS Pembroke" on the hat ribbon, on the back of which he sends greetings from Egypt. A...

    Started by Lenore‎, 20-08-2011 2:05 PM
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  12. HMS URANIA Destroyer 1943 to 1946

    Hello all Has anyone on this site had any relations in the Royal Navy serving on HMS URANIA or HMS ULSTER or any of the other destroyers in the fleet that went from Sydney to Japan for the D day? My fathers name was Read and he and a friend wrote a poem of their voyage from Sydney going through...

    Started by treacle51‎, 23-01-2014 3:12 PM
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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