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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 1:22 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 4:08 PM
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  1. info on Wilfred John Edwin Petrie WW2 RAF

    Hi, Trying to research info on my Grandad's time in WW2. Unfortunately only have limiting info to track him. Also, is it possible to get copies of photos that were taken of the squadron? Any tips/help greatly appreciated!!

    Started by Hargraves28‎, 13-07-2016 2:53 PM
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  2. aldergrove 51 squadron

    Hi, Just looking for any one who served in Aldergrove 78-81 ?

    Started by Thedukes‎, 11-07-2016 1:41 PM
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    11-07-2016, 2:26 PM Go to last post
  3. Cool war records

    Hi, I am a new member on here and ex-serviceman. I was advised this was the best site to find service information and have paid my subscription, but it seems many if not most of people who i know served between 1978-1987 are not on here? Is there a reason why this would be , and if so could...

    Started by Thedukes‎, 11-07-2016 10:44 AM
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  4. Corporal L H Navier RAF

    I am looking for records of Corporal L H Navier of the RAF. Any pointers would be much appreciated.

    Started by LHNavier‎, 10-07-2016 6:11 PM
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  5. Flight Lieutenant Robert Ogilvie Day (42559)

    Hi there I am trying to find the citation for Robert being awarded the D.F.C. as promulgated in the "Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette" of Tuesday, the 10th of April, 1945. I found this info relating to his death: 23/24 March 1945, Mosquito XX KB367 XD-D Op.Berlin Flight Lieutenant...

    Started by Chiad Fhear‎, 02-07-2016 11:28 AM
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  6. Howard P Fitzwater...R.A.F.?

    Help.... Can anyone assist me. I have been informed that my mother's cousin Howard Percival Fitzwater, joined the R.A.F during ww2, he had spent some years in Canada, first as a home child 1929-1935/6 then he returned to Canada in 1937-1938. But, here's the rub, there is no record of him in the...

    Started by Matahari‎, 23-08-2014 3:35 PM
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    07-06-2016, 9:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Looking for record of Walter d wilkins

    Am looking for my grandads record. Only info I have is his date of birth 27/10/21. He worked repairing aircraft and at some point was based in Alaska. He was born in west ham,london

    Started by jacs1955‎, 06-06-2016 8:38 AM
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  8. John Mumbray 564780

    My late father, John Mumbray, was mentioned in despatches during WWII but the London Gazette listing of June 1944 offers no further information. Is there any way that we can find out what action by him resulted in his MiD? He was a modest man and would never discuss it with his daughters, the...

    Started by leemumbray‎, 05-06-2016 3:17 PM
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  9. RAF Bases in Kent circa 1949

    Is there such a thing as a list of personnel stationed in RAF Bases in Kent in 1949?

    Started by gwenjohns‎, 25-05-2016 8:02 PM
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  10. Flight Sergeant A Howell.

    New to forum and looking for anyone who has any possible information on my grandfather A. Howell. He was a Flight Sergeant and served at RAF Upwood, l believe in a training role and having served with The Buffs and RFC WW1 was around 54/55 years of age in 1944. I have looked at crew records and...

    Started by JeffreyH‎, 26-04-2016 10:24 PM
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  11. RAF Seletar 1955-1958 - Joseph Alexander

    Hello, I'm currently researching my late Grandfathers RAF history. I have a copy of his service records and have pieced together much of the background information for his other postings, but RAF Seletar is a bit of a mystery. Sadly my grandmother is unable to remember his squadron and it...

    Started by AndrewA123‎, 19-04-2016 12:59 PM
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  12. 72 squadron Royal Flying Corps/RAF WW1

    I am currently trying to trace the descendants of air and ground crew of No 72 Sqn from WW1 in regard to the squadron's 100th anniversary in 2017. If anyone can help in this regard please send me a message.

    Started by tomdocherty72‎, 02-02-2016 6:01 PM
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  13. Fathers Military Records

    Hi Have obtained a copy of my late fathers service record from when he was a pilot in the RAF during WWII. He enlisted in November 1941 and learned to fly in Canada. However the record states that he was discharged in Nov 1944 "Services no longer required under Para 652 (22) the Kings Regs". He...

    Started by Moggsy‎, 26-03-2016 5:33 PM
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  14. Need help to 'decode' RAF record

    On my Dads RAF enlistment form from 1942 it has Civil Occupation: Motor Fitter Employer: Ind. O. 056.21. Dis, 123. Does anyone have any idea what the employer info means? And why wouldn't it have just the name of his employer? Thanks

    Started by pat fowles‎, 27-02-2016 2:40 PM
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  15. 139 Jamaica Squadron

    Wondered if anyone had records for tis squadron or name of squadron historian Thanks dave W

    Started by motion32‎, 09-03-2016 7:45 PM
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  16. ww2 medals

    my relative recieived the War Medal, 39/45 Star and Atlantic Star after WW2. What order should they be displayed? Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 05-03-2016 3:44 PM
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  17. RAF ww1

    hi, I am trying to find how my grandfather joined the RAF would it be possible he transferred from one of these regiments 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion 04.08.1914 Stationed at Newtownards, County Down and then moved to Holywood as part of the coast defences. April 1915 Moved to...

    Started by ern123‎, 08-02-2016 10:00 PM
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  18. Raf - World War I

    I have been trying to find war records for my great uncle. My father says he was a RAF pilot during the First World War but that when it was discovered that he was illegitimate he was stripped of his commission and forced to leave. Would this account for the complete lack of evidence of him among...

    Started by BeaKate‎, 06-01-2016 12:49 PM
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  19. Air Force List

    I have found my uncle's service number in AIR/78/18. However the record has MILITIA typed at the top. Can anyone explain what this means? When I knew him in the 1950s he was a Navigator flying Canberras, having previously been on Wellingtons and possibly Lancasters. Many thanks. Malcolm

    Started by macwil‎, 28-02-2016 4:33 AM
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  20. JOSEPH RILEY - MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE

    I am trying to find out which Squadron Joseph Riley from Macclesfield was attached to during WWII. He was a Corporal and I have a photo of him with the Squad but no one in the family seems to know anything about this. Perhaps someone out there will recognize others in the attached photo.

    Started by Lriley5‎, 22-02-2016 12:53 PM
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