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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. Wellington 612 Squad. Shot down. 23/06/44.

    Hello. Looking for anyone with a connection to Gordon William Steele RAF Pilot. Went down in the English Channel with Canadian/Australian crew. Trying to find out how, where etc. He was my uncle. Thank you.

    Started by valhala‎, 27-11-2016 1:49 PM
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  2. WC Athol Stanhope Forbes b 1912 d 1981

    It is believed Athol was the son of a relative of mine, one Isobel Gibb (who became Isobel Barr then Isobel Forbes). I am currently waiting for Athol's birth certificate coming to me to confirm this. While there is much information online about Athol's RAF career (particularly as one of "The...

    Started by andygibb‎, 01-12-2013 11:13 PM
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  3. WW2 RAF records

    I am trying to establish the record of my late fathers WW2 RAF history - can anyone help me get the right site?

    Started by Hooch656‎, 23-10-2016 9:08 AM
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  4. william prescott

    Born 1909, liverpool. Reputed to be "in RAF Intelligence" and stationed in Gibralta 1939-1943. Any info?

    Started by benwad‎, 11-10-2016 5:21 PM
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  5. Seeking Image Photographs & Info

    If anyone can help Seeking Image Photographs as well more information of long lost remembered Relative ( Sergeant Stanley Hamblett, RAF 563152, 504 Sqdn., age 27, 14/05/1940 )...... Additional information required is we would like to know what was the name of the Ship / Boat he was on before it...

    Started by diy6530‎, 30-09-2016 1:35 PM
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    01-10-2016, 9:19 AM Go to last post
  6. 30 Squadron RAF book

    Hi I own a copy of "Flat Out" by John F Hamlin published 2002, I should imagine a definitive history of 30 Squadron from its formation onwards. Lots of names, photos, almost day-to-day record of its activities. If anyone wants a look-up on a relative etc. I can but try.

    Started by wimsey‎, 12-08-2016 3:30 AM
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  7. WW2 Control Tower Log Books

    Hi, I am doing some research and wondered if it was likely that the control tower log books from a second world war airbase would have been kept and if so where might they be stored. Thanks Stan

    Started by stanley003‎, 15-08-2016 10:23 PM
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  8. Kenneth Digby Blyth and John William Summers

    Hello forum members, My name is Sander and I'm from the Netherlands. I'm a researcher who investigates the WW2 Airwar in my area. One of those researches concerns Halifax III LW463 of No. 640 squadron which crashed during the night of 16/17 June 1944 near the Dutch German border east of Arnhem....

    Started by SanderW‎, 06-08-2016 1:42 PM
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  9. new to this

    how do i find out about a guy who was awarded the AFC with one bar realy interested about his history any help please steve.

    Started by bugster‎, 22-07-2016 3:23 PM
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  10. Question Victor Maughan RAF based Bangalore WWII

    Title is pretty much all I have on my father (just found out about him) who I gather did the gentlemanly thing and gave me his name. Marriage did not take and there was a divorce post war. I understand he was attached to a training school in Bangalore. I have no information about whether he was...

    Started by Arjayem‎, 24-07-2016 1:06 PM
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  11. Lancaster that crashed at Chemnitz

    I'm researching my uncle's Lancaster, which was lost in Operation Thunderclap, on 6 March 1945, believed to have crashed near Chemnitz. My uncle is the only one of the crew who is buried, the rest are commemorated at Runnymede. What I'm struggling to understand, is how my uncle, Flight...

    Started by maximus67‎, 07-06-2014 3:50 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    25-05-2016, 10:31 PM Go to last post

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