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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 9:34 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 12:23 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 3:08 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 11:07 AM
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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 10:55 AM
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  1. HMS Cynthia

    Hello as anyone got any photos or information my dad served on this ship in ww2

    Started by gazza23‎, 26-12-2017 8:32 AM
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    09-02-2018, 9:34 AM Go to last post
  2. Hopelessly trying to find information

    Hi All, I'm hoping that you all may be able to help me. I have been doing research on my family for years with varying degrees of success. For example i have my great grandfathers entire war record, my grandmother learnt that her father was in the Boer War and had no idea. But at the same...

    Started by DougStag83‎, 22-01-2018 8:13 PM
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  3. Merchant Ship AIRMYN

    Hi, I am looking for a picture of the AIMYN which my husband's grandfather Arthur Beckett served on as Fireman during WW1. Also the medals he was awarded in 1922 and 1926. Merchantile Marine Ribbon, British Medal Ribbon, Merchantile Marine Medal and Britiish Medal. I have googled with no success....

    Started by Leonbeck‎, 22-01-2018 6:21 AM
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  4. Nelson's Navy - calculating length of service

    I know my ggg.grandfather, Barney Appleby, served in Nelson's navy. He was granted a Greenwich Pension in 1814 with 18yrs service in. (actually 1 day short of 18yrs). This would make his joining date around 1796 - or slightly earlier if allowing for breaks in service between ships. I know he was...

    Started by emmteeyess‎, 07-10-2017 3:29 PM
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  5. medals

    Hi folks,and what a splendid website. I am looking into my late uncles service(ex R.N. Stoker) and on his service records he was awarded the 39-45.Atlantic,Italy stars,and the War medal.Can anyone tell me if he would have also been awarded the Defence medal,as I thought all who served got it?I'...

    Started by xfireballx‎, 06-01-2018 9:22 AM
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  6. Albert (Berty) Robinson

    As far as I am aware, my uncle Berty, joined the Royal Navy sometime in 1937, and served through WW2, I am told he was involved in the Battle of the River Plate ??, he retired sometime in the mid 1970's, he was staying at the Royal Navy hotel in Southampton, and was transferred to the Navel...

    Started by jrobinson.106‎, 05-01-2018 5:24 PM
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  7. James Robert Wallice, Liverpool.

    I am searching for information on James Robert Wallice who joined the Royal Navy at the end of 1938.. He trained in Ipswich on HMS Ganges, transferred to Battleship Rodney. Also served on the Caribidis and the Maidstone and was on the latter when if came under eight days of German Bombardment...

    Started by Dot Spot‎, 05-01-2018 11:21 AM
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  8. Post Trying to learn about my late father

    All your search facilities come up blank and yet I have photos my father in uniform. According to my late mother, he was a ships captain in the British India line. During WW2 he transferred to the Royal Navy VR , and was appointed captain of a troopship. His ship "name unknown" was sunk in the...

    Started by derekd‎, 19-12-2017 12:00 AM
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  9. Naval Ships

    Hi I have my Grandads Service record and have been looking at the ships, I'm just wondering if any knows why there is a 2nd name in brackets after the first. Pembroke IV (versatile) Feviet (versatile) Tyne (???) Does anyone have any knowledge of these ships.

    Started by bailey216‎, 22-08-2017 4:27 PM
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  10. Post Royal Navy Record search - Rosemary Sims

    Hello I am trying to search my mother's RN record. I know she worked at Station Y and was a Wren but I have no full record for what she did there. Her full name is Rosemary Josephine Sims and her date of birth was 12.09.1925. Any information much appreciated! Sarah Machin

    Started by sjmachin‎, 24-11-2017 9:18 AM
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    24-11-2017, 8:38 PM Go to last post
  11. Question HMS Fencer

    Hi Everyone, I'm looking for any information about my Father, who served on HMS Fencer towards the end of WW2. He was an airframe fitter, His name was William/Bill Litchfield. Any info would be much appreciated. Thanks Al.

    Started by Litcho1949‎, 23-10-2017 1:25 PM
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  12. John Honeyman "Spy for Washington"

    Hello: My name is Tim Stollery and I am seeking any records that identify a private soldier -- John Honeyman-- as a member of Colonel, and later, General Wolfe's "military family."*  Also, one of Wolfe's bodyguards.*  Here in the states, there is a long-held and often repeated legend about...

    Started by Spy_Honeyman‎, 09-10-2017 4:48 PM
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    09-10-2017, 7:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Regiment no

    Hello can anyone please help me What does regiment 13jo.j.c.s mean my greatgreat grandfather was a royal marine court martial in Dublin 1847 dont know why yet any ideas please :confused5:

    Started by Bernieg‎, 21-09-2017 7:59 PM
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  14. Post Royal Marine after 1942 Uniform

    Can anyone help i am trying to find my grandads dress uniform in Marines in the picture but having some difficulty finding it with the style and colour can anyone help picture attached as looking for it for my mum to go with his military records were getting from MOD.

    Started by jen1302‎, 29-08-2017 9:29 PM
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  15. Looking for a Royal Navy Service Record

    Hi all, I am trying to find the Royal Navy Service Record for an Albert Ernest Berry born about 1882. On his marriage certificate in 1906 his occupation is listed as 'Gymnastics Instructor RN'. I am assuming this is the same as the modern day PTI (Physical Training Instructor). I did find a record...

    Started by AliMac‎, 22-08-2017 5:47 PM
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  16. Searching for info on Great Uncle awarded DSO

    Hello all, I am currently searching for information on my great uncle who was awarded the DSO during the Second World War. The family myth says that he was awarded the DSO for helping stranded soldiers during the Dieppe raid. I am not sure however if this is correct or not. It was said that...

    Started by George11‎, 20-08-2017 11:59 AM
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  17. Mentioned in Dispatches

    Morning I wonder if anyone knows who I can contact to try and find out the reason that my Grandfather was Mentioned in Dispatches Many thanks

    Started by ADAVEY‎, 17-08-2017 9:43 AM
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  18. Royal Marine after 1942 info on my Grandad

    Can anyone tell me if there is anyway of finding my grandads sign up papers he was a marine after 1942 and cant find his records on Ancestry or what uniform he wore as we only have a sketched drawing in his dress. If anyone can point me in the right direction for paper and also what they wore...

    Started by jen1302‎, 11-08-2017 9:13 PM
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  19. Searching for records on my Great Grandad

    Hi Guys, I am very new to this searching game so please bare with me :) I am looking for more details on my Great grandad, i know he joined the Territorial Army in 1908 under number 1138 (James Gardner) however i am also told he was in the royal navy and fought in WW1 as well as the battle...

    Started by SezJGards‎, 11-08-2017 8:22 PM
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  20. ss antilochus

    hi all another question, this time looking for any info regarding my grandfather George Arthur Hope Flynn, who was captain of ss antilochus, in paticular about an incident in the mediterranean in 1915.excitedly awaiting any news supermags x

    Started by supermags‎, 26-07-2017 4:04 PM
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    01-08-2017, 6:05 PM Go to last post

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