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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Anybody help me with SSX 27403 My Dad

    William Patrick Young served 1938-1946 in Royal Navy.. I cant find anything at the moment Thankyou

    Started by dylan1966‎, 29-07-2017 7:21 AM
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  15. ss anchesis

    hi all, i'm a newbie at this research lark, would love to know any information relating to my grandfather George Arthur Hope Flynn, especially relating to his time as captain on ss Anchesis during ww1. thanks in advance supermags x

    Started by supermags‎, 26-07-2017 3:56 PM
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  16. George Henry Serle RN 1872-1918

    Hi I'm looking for help with some background info on the Royal Navy to help sort out family fact from family fiction. George Henry Serle died in Greenwich Seamans Hospital in 1918 from Colitis. At the time of his death he was a Chief Writer. My understanding is that everything from stores...

    Started by Geoff1959‎, 01-07-2017 10:26 AM
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  17. British or American Navy?

    This picture could be the American sailor that married Aunty Bessie in 1918. On the other hand it could be one of Great Grandma Bessie's nephews. It was in amongst the photocopies from Great grandma's scrapbook but her daughter had added some of her own. I so want it to be American Navy but I...

    Started by Ladkyis‎, 08-06-2016 9:09 PM
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  18. Soldier or sailor?

    Excuse the daft question but I'm working on a brick wall great-grandfather and every bit of information helps! (I know where he was from 1884 to his death in 1914 but nothing beforehand.) I have a Civil Service declaration of age form for him in 1884 stating that he was a discharged soldier, living...

    Started by Jessie 888‎, 22-06-2017 10:19 AM
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  19. Devonport Edward beer and Mary Ann

    Hi, looking for advice I have hit a brick wall with Edward beer according to census born 1822 devonport, married a Mary Ann posssibly in devonport. Census show him as a carpenter progressing to shipwright at later census and there is a naval record of a Edward j beer the detail fit what I have so...

    Started by Tcuzz70‎, 13-06-2017 10:05 AM
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  20. Boxer Rebellion

    I have been trying to pin down my great-great-uncle William James McMullen b.1871 in Manchester. I have got as far as finding he was in Naval and marine personnel who were landed in China during the Boxer Rebellion on ship named HMS Marathon transferred in 1902 to Duke of Wellington. His...

    Started by daisynook‎, 29-05-2017 1:15 PM
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