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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    Looking for post 1921, WW2 or more modern RAF service records? See the sticky about how to apply for them that I posted, click HERE

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 20-04-2014 12:22 PM
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  2. 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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  1. WW1 RAF CRASH SITE

    I am interested in identifying WW1 British Aircraft remains shown on a 1918 dated military map I have & an accompanying official photograph dated to 25th June 1918 near Albert, France. Would anyone know please the best way to access/search RAF losses for that period & how I might identify which...

    Started by PeterMortimer‎, 12-02-2018 8:12 PM
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  2. McLeod

    My GG Grandfather was in the Regiment of fencibles, 1815 served with the 69th Regt. (Royal Highland Emigrants..in American war... The document is online...How do I get the original document when he signed up to the army...hoping it will have personal info,. regarding his parents names.

    Started by 123dawna‎, 06-02-2018 3:43 PM
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  3. SAs

    Hi Does anyonr know how/where I can get information about my uncle’s time in the SAS2 during WWII please? All I know is that he was a radio operator. I have tried various searches but all drawring a blank.

    Started by Maryellen6‎, 03-02-2018 7:09 PM
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  4. looking for some who knew my dad

    Hi my dad will be 100 this august and he served in the R.A.F IN BURMA his name christopher girlow know as mick he came out as a wo2

    Started by wisewood‎, 29-01-2018 1:54 PM
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  5. raf doctors on ships in egypt

    My Scottish father was a doctor with a Bristol beaufighter squadron who was then placed on a ship in Egypt I am looking for his service records and why he was on a ship when he was raf.

    Started by melmac‎, 19-07-2015 1:15 AM
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    29-01-2018, 4:32 PM Go to last post
  6. 615 SQN IN BURMA

    Hi, My Grandfather was in the RAF during WWII as an LAC. I have his service record book which lists RAF trade as Shoemaker. Would this of been what he did on a Sqn in Burma? This was incidentally his peace time profession. The reason I ask is that he always said he cleared Jungle to create...

    Started by paulphillips25‎, 13-02-2009 1:59 PM
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    29-01-2018, 2:47 PM Go to last post
  7. RAF Heany, Bulawayo 1950

    I am trying to find out more about the death of Flt Lt Alan Warnecke who was a flying instructor there and died aged 29 in Sept 1950. Can anyone help please?

    Started by Dhupol‎, 25-01-2018 9:26 PM
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  8. Flight sergeant George R Williams

    What are the chances of finding information when all I have is a name and rank of a serviceman stationed for a period in Stafford 16 MU maintenance unit? Name and rank Flight Sergeant Goerge R Williams Period at Stafford 16MU 1940 - 42 any suggestions gratefully received

    Started by chrissd‎, 24-01-2018 4:21 PM
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  9. How to prioritise MOD search

    Hi, I am looking for my grandfathers RAF records and have his service Number together with some patchy information on his operational background. Iím aware this forum is not for asking about his history which is why my questioned is how to expedite an MOD search. My grandmother, turns 90 in...

    Started by JonathanP‎, 16-01-2018 12:38 PM
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  10. Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross?

    Sorry to trouble but I would be grateful if someone could advise of definitive/best source for DFC Citations. I am searching for my Grandfather (Gerald Glover - 156130) and whilst I have found the following details form the London Gazette and there seem to be other websites that offer...

    Started by Glover‎, 11-01-2018 4:33 PM
    citation, dfc, raf, rafvr
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  11. Full service records raf. Ww2

    How do I get these records please from this site . I only know full name & he was in RAF technical Thankyou

    Started by 820falls‎, 07-01-2018 10:41 AM
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    07-01-2018, 2:57 PM Go to last post
  12. Moved: James Robert Wallice, Liverpool.

    Started by Dot Spot‎, 05-01-2018 11:21 AM
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  13. 103 squadron ww2

    looking for details of my brother Gordon relf gunner in 103 squadron

    Started by d newman‎, 20-12-2017 1:03 AM
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  14. War Substantive Flying Officer

    What was the role of this title my father was given during the WW2? What was his job?

    Started by lionella7‎, 18-11-2017 1:20 PM
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  15. Looking for service details for GM Lowies

    As in the subject line, details of my mother's service in India from 1942 to 1946 at Air Command South East Asia. Service number 2136335. I know she worked for Wing Commander WBE Powell. Not a trace of her in searches yet I have her service book, and she has a relatively uncommon surname. Ended...

    Started by the_pedagogue‎, 14-11-2017 5:05 PM
    air command, south east asia, waaf
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  16. Details of BEM for gallantry 1953

    Edward Matthewson Mills 1910-1985 was training at the Observer School at West Freugh, Stranraer in 1939. He was awarded the BEM for gallantry in Malaya in 1953, and an MBE Lin 1965. His service no was 531866. Is there any way of finding out more about his service in the RAF, and particularly the...

    Started by Jenhen‎, 13-11-2017 7:48 PM
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  17. Trying to obtain details of my Grandad

    Hi all. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Trying to find out any information of my Grandfathers time in the RAF during WW2. His details are: John Thomas Harper, born in Birmingham 12/6/1922. He was a rear gunner in the lancasters got wounded then deployed elsewhere. (I think) I know he...

    Started by Harper86‎, 12-11-2017 3:31 PM
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  18. RAF Bomb diposal

    I am looking for information about RAF Bomb disposal WW11 my grandfather was in Europe in 1943 I think it was 6025 squadron not fully sure is name was Albert Barnett can anyone help with more information. Regards Peter Barnett

    Started by judopete‎, 10-11-2017 3:54 PM
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    11-11-2017, 1:29 PM Go to last post
  19. new to this, trying to find grandads medal

    hi. im trying to find out which medals my grandfather was awarded in ww2. He was an engineer/mechanic in the RAF , was on an airbase close to Oxford and worked on spitfire repairs. He was in the RAF for 12 years. Know he was awarded medals but family disbute led to disposal of medals unbeknown to...

    Started by louik2‎, 25-10-2017 10:59 PM
    mechanic, medals, oxford, raf, spitfires
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    07-11-2017, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  20. RAF Snaith

    Hello Looking for information regarding sgt thwaites 1898435 Based at raf snaith Thank you

    Started by Auntamelia‎, 17-10-2016 4:38 PM
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