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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 Glenroy

    My grandad was on HMS Glenroy in 1942 and was wondering if anyone has any photos, info or anything. His name was Wilfrid Hollister and he died when i was 6 and he never spoke to family about his time in the Navy and so i have very little info. Thanks Jo

    Started by bethany98‎, 23-03-2017 8:37 PM
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  2. John Edward James Brown

    Hi, I have found a Navy Record for an ancestor of mine but I have no idea what it says, I was wondering if someone would be able have a look at it for me and decipher it for me. I really just want to know what ship he was on, what positions and where he was. Are there any battles he was in and...

    Started by lauraathawes‎, 31-03-2019 3:33 PM
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    03-04-2019, 9:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Understanding Naval Records

    Hi Everyone, I'm sorry if this has already been answered but I couldn't find anything with a search. I've just received my Grandfather's Navy Service Records from 1942 to 1945, and then again in the Reserves from 1950 to 1954 as an RP3. It lists what I assumed were ships that he'd served...

    Started by thehalfboy‎, 29-01-2019 1:58 PM
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  4. Stations of the Royal Navy April 1899

    While searching for details about whether my grandfather could have been one of the field gun crews who helped in the relief of Mafeking I came across an article called 'Stations of the Royal Navy' and it lists the stations and the ships based there. The article can be found in the British...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 26-01-2019 7:26 PM
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  5. Navy Service record

    Hi all first post here I am trying to find out about my grandfathers brother Percival Wedge who died in 1944. I have traced his early service K62657 upto January 1929 when it appears he was transfered to Dryad Caterham which I believe is minesweeping ships but after that I cant find anything else...

    Started by bigbear52‎, 05-01-2019 1:14 PM
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  6. Help reading service records

    Hi everyone, Would anyone be able to help me read these service records? My knowledge of the marines is practically none existent so all of the abbreviations mean nothing to me. Thanks in advance :)

    Started by Hoosteen‎, 27-12-2018 5:59 PM
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    HI anyone know any information about George Sydney Tasker.Rank -Signalman, born 5th Feb 1893.i have little information and would like to know more his was my grandfather .thanks: flo

    Started by flojon‎, 26-09-2014 9:09 PM
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  8. Mentioned in Dispatches

    I hade a relative Arthur Henry Slawson who served on HMS Coventry for her last three years in service, 1939-42. The family have always talked about him as being mentioned in dispatches. It would be interesting to know what the citation was. I have his service no, but donít know how to go about...

    Started by Mags is Awsome‎, 11-11-2018 3:43 PM
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  9. Naval magazine with obituaries 1975?

    Does anyone know if there was a magazine or official Naval journal that published obituaries (and photos!) of deceased Naval Officers in the 1970s? The man I'd like to see a picture of is Alexander Walter Richards, born 1910, Commander in the Service and Supply Branch RN, OBE and winner of the...

    Started by barbara lee‎, 24-08-2018 10:11 AM
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  10. Looking for T.L.Evans

    Hey :) Not sure if I'm posting in the right place. So I'm currently researching some old photographs I have found in my attic. If anyone could give any information it would be greatly received....

    Started by Missy74‎, 21-08-2018 1:58 PM
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  11. HMS Northampton

    Hi All, I am new here and this is my first post so I hope you will be gentle with me. I have managed to do a great deal of research on my family history via Ancestry.com and managed to get back to the 1700 is some cases. Recently I came across a series of photos of my mothers ancestors,...

    Started by QuePee‎, 15-08-2018 1:24 PM
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  12. HM Ml145 - 1943

    Good afternoon, I'm trying to trace crew lists for Ml 145 - this Motor Launch was involved with three German 'E' Boats in September / October 1943 off (I think) Lowestoft and my Uncle (Leading Seaman Frederick Kelly) was involved an awarded the DSM. I have lots about that incident but would love...

    Started by ftunney‎, 13-05-2018 1:25 PM
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  13. K H Connolly RN

    1939 Register gives occupation as 'Ldg 3 Ba R Navy Off No Mx 46483' however I believe the original looks more like S.B.A rather than 3 Ba. An indication of what this might mean would be good. As I'm not a direct relative I realise that further information won't be available. Help appreciated....

    Started by lennythelemur‎, 18-03-2018 5:47 AM
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  14. Grandfather's War Records

    Hi My Grandfather was in the Navy during WW2, he was a Master at Arms. I have tried to locate his war records but have been unable to do so. I have his service number, a photo of him in his naval uniform, along with a couple of letters from friends who he knew in navy, so I know he was in...

    Started by Rosusa‎, 04-03-2018 5:39 PM
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  15. RM Arthur Goode WW2

    Hi, am trying to trace info re above , who was in the RM in WW2. About 1943, he went to Ceylon, where I believe he served as part of Lord Mountbatten's bodyguard, but info on this is difficult to find, so any assistance would be gratefully received John Lovett

    Started by jonno697‎, 01-03-2018 1:54 PM
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    08-01-2018, 8:28 AM Go to last post

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