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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Royal Navy casualty

    Hi! I am looking for information about a specific person. The only thing I know is that he died in a naval battle in 1744 (battle of Toulon) and his name was James Cornwall. He probably was born in Portsmouth, had a wife and two sons. I'm totally new in geneology and I have no idea where to...

    Started by Arya‎, 26-05-2013 10:30 PM
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  6. Naval Attestation 1811

    I have Attestion papers for 1811 a young lad age 16 abraham volunteered in whitechapel in march 1811, to join the 100th company at chatham. It shows the bounty amount 12.00 then how much he was paid 6.00 , and that he left (no date) but he has signed that he has received the whole of his bounty...

    Started by lisagrace‎, 20-03-2013 12:35 AM
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  7. HMS Pension before 1810-where to find record

    Hi all, My ggggrandfather ROSS, George of Ross Shire, Scotland states he was a pensioner for HMS by 1810. He died in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1829. Do I assume he was in the Navy and how do I got about finding the records? Thanks so much for any help you can offer. Lisa

    Started by wallabyw‎, 09-02-2013 8:49 PM
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  8. Royal Marine - date?

    I am trying to identify this Royal Marine Drummer. I'm sure he's a Hawkins, either: Abraham Sutherland (b1854, definitely an RM Drummer in 1871 aged 16) OR his son Fredk Sutherland (b1876, definitely an RM Drummer in 1891 aged 14). So sometime between 1868 - 1895? Is there anything in the...

    Started by fullscott‎, 26-01-2013 10:55 AM
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  9. Enlistment in Royal Navy - 1800s

    According to Family Search, Thomas Hall was born in Falmouth on 29 Nov 1830 but his naval service record suggests his date of birth was 29 Nov 1829. His declared age in 1841 was 10, but I have yet to trace him in 1851. What was the minimum age for recruitment into Royal Navy in 1840/50? Might...

    Started by brentor boy‎, 12-01-2013 9:59 AM
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  10. Advice Sought

    My late GGrandfather enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1859, having obtained his service records and understanding most of the format they followed I am left with two items I hope somebody can answer. 1/ He transferred to the coastguard in 1879 serving in Fethard,Ireland.During his period there,...

    Started by Geoff Wycherley‎, 16-12-2012 9:06 PM
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  11. WWI - Royal Naval Reserve service - no medals

    I have found my grandfather's service record for the Royal Naval Reserve in WWI. He was born 11/5/00 but had joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 14. His service record under service number 21666 - Michael McNeil. His enrolment is dated 22 August 1918 and I know that he saw active service but...

    Started by Marsbar‎, 13-11-2012 10:31 PM
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  12. A bit of a mystery

    My great grandfather, Frederick Charles Brown, was a stoker in the Royal Navy. We had always heard that he had died at sea. I received a copy of his naval records and it looks like he served from 1877 to 1897. If he died during service, would it not say that on his records? My grandfather,...

    Started by retrogirl24‎, 31-10-2012 4:19 AM
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  13. Question 1880's ROYAL NAVY HELP PLEASE

    Hi, Could any one help me with this document. It has a list of ships on and would love to know more about them please and it also states that the family member was in Bodmin gaol for six months. Plus say " cells 7 days a few time too? Migky ;) http://i41.tinypic.com/nqthro.jpg

    Started by migky‎, 17-07-2009 3:00 PM
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  14. Naval battles circa 1709

    Can anyone tell me if there was any naval engagement around 1709 in which the HMS Southampton was involved, I have the will of Andrew Ley junior of Truro Cornwall, Lieutenant aboard the Southampton written 1709, and proved when, I don't know as it's written in Latin, I should imagine it was not too...

    Started by Hugh Thompson‎, 23-10-2012 10:56 AM
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  15. HMS Nile (RNAH Alexandria Egypt 1943 - 1945)

    I am looking for any information on my late father. Harold Anthony Armstrong Official Number: MX109246 DOB 26/10/1923 - DOD 24/04/2012 This is the only information I have have:- HMS Glendower 18 May 1942 - 30 June 1942 HMS Victory II 01 July 1942 - 13 Aug 1942 HMS Drake I 14 Aug...

    Started by MrsFish3781‎, 12-09-2012 5:42 PM
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  16. Doing service

    H there all. I have a relative in the Yarmouth Navel Hospital and he is discribed as "DOING SERVICE" IN THE 1871 Census, can some one tell me what this means. thanks Duncan

    Started by wincanton1‎, 07-09-2012 3:23 PM
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  17. Naval ratings

    Hello everyone Can anyone tell me what TOW/T in naval ratings means, I'm trying to work out exactly what my husbands dad's record means. Thank you Kim

    Started by kcapes‎, 26-08-2012 10:25 AM
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  18. Royal Fleet Reserve

    Hello, I have recently found out that my great-grandfather was in the Royal Navy, but was transferred to the Royal Fleet Reserve (RFR) Portsmouth in 1913. I have his Naval records which I have downloaded from the National Archives but I can't find his RFR documents. Please can someone let me...

    Started by jorosieholt‎, 25-08-2012 5:26 PM
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  19. Question Marine ?

    I've got some birth and marriage certificates of some siblings where the father is listed as either a Soldier 1835, Marine 1846, 1850, 1856. Fathers name is Thomas Varney born around 1800 in Aylesbury. I have searched Military records on Ancestry but drawn a blank. Would I be right in assuming...

    Started by Bulla‎, 10-08-2012 3:54 PM
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  20. RM / RFR Service Record Queries WW2

    Hi all, my first posting at this fab site and I have a couple of questions:- 1. My father's brief Service Record shows names of various COs. Would my father have served with these COs at the time the Service Records were signed. They are all dated 31 Dec with consecutive years from 1940-45. ...

    Started by sjb1‎, 02-08-2012 10:28 PM
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