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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. 49 Squadron 1944....

    I'm trying to find any details or photographs of my Uncle Henry Roxby who was a sergeant in the RAF 49 Squadron at Fiskerton Lincoln around 1944. The plane was shot down on 2 Nov 1944 and all were killed. The other crew were: John A Rix, Peter Edward George Harford, James Baird Mitchell, ...

    Started by L Murphy‎, 30-03-2013 10:30 PM
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    10-11-2015, 6:07 PM Go to last post
  2. John Astley COOPER - not honoured

    I have been trying to find my relative John Astley COOPER in the honour lists, without any luck. He was born in Albany Western Australia in 1918 and arrived in London on the "Maloja" on 10 Dec 1937. His intention was to join the RAF, which I'm assuming he did, although I cannot find any...

    Started by Whistle‎, 26-10-2015 4:52 PM
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    09-11-2015, 1:23 PM Go to last post
  3. No.8 Mobile Works Squadron and 5053 Airfield

    Hi all, Can anyone tell me about either of the Squads listed above? My Grandfather served in both during WW2 (with a focus on Airfield Construction) but information on the Internet regarding what they did appears to be a little lacking. Any info appreciated

    Started by SteveA‎, 27-10-2015 5:39 PM
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  4. Flying accident, Netheravon, 30 May 1917

    2nd Lieut Herbert Henry EZARD, 1891-1917, was killed in a flying accident near Netheravon, Wiltshire on 30 May 1917. He had been gazetted 2nd Lieutenant just ten days earlier. I am looking for a report/record of this accident, to find out what happened. No luck, so far! I have, though, got this,...

    Started by thewideeyedowl‎, 01-10-2015 4:06 PM
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  5. SQ Leader A H Draper

    Hi' anybody out there who may have served with him or remember him when he was CO over Leaconfield 1953?

    Started by Phillip Draper‎, 22-09-2015 6:49 PM
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    22-09-2015, 7:38 PM Go to last post
  6. ww2 service number

    My relative served with the RAF during WW1 and WW2. Would he be given another service number when he re enlisted in 1938 or would he have the same number he was given in 1917 ? Thanks Graham

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 18-09-2015 6:49 PM
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  7. ww2 RAF service records

    Can anyone tell me what the current waiting time is for WW2 service record applications ? Thanks Graham

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 18-09-2015 7:13 PM
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    18-09-2015, 7:40 PM Go to last post
  8. WW1 service records

    Hello, my ancester George Powell Hogg served with the RAF towards the end of WW1. I have been told that his service records may be available on line on the Find My Past site. Are there any subscribers out there who can confirm this ? His number was 158053. Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 15-09-2015 6:27 PM
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    16-09-2015, 8:43 AM Go to last post
  9. MEDAL entitlement

    My friend 94 was a Hurricane pilot with 274 squadron in WW2 he never claimed his medals.... H trained in 1940 and went to North Africa after his Hurricane conversion at Debden... He was shot down and a POW in 1942 Is he entitled to the War medal - Defence medal and the Africa Star?

    Started by Andygoodall‎, 05-09-2015 10:50 AM
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    05-09-2015, 5:33 PM Go to last post
  10. RAAF pilot officer Alan William Wilson WWII

    Hello to all of you, I have recently become a member of the French association «Poppies of the Commonwealth» and have committed myself to put flowers on Alan William WILSON's grave in the Bayeux Cemetary in Normandy at least once a year. I have also made the commitment of doing research about him...

    Started by Martinedu22‎, 30-07-2015 3:08 PM
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  11. military records for Gwylam Owen

    any information about Gwylam Gunner in WW11 then in military police upto 1965 retired from RAF Lynham. Also his wife formerly Audrey Guy WRAF from 1945.

    Started by marybotham‎, 29-08-2015 5:31 PM
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    30-08-2015, 2:37 PM Go to last post
  12. Squadron 267 crash Bassein Burma 25 July 1946

    Looking for some more details about this crash 25 miles east of Bassein which we believe was secondary to a wing malfunction. specifically who was on board, where was the plane heading, any rescue attempts? Also keen for information anyone can give me about my second cousin who was on board that...

    Started by becherpaterson‎, 25-08-2015 10:41 AM
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  13. Need help

    Lookingfor my dads father. What i know is his name. George scott thompson from scotland. He was on pei canada in october 1943. Any help would be appreciated. In the air force.

    Started by Bullrogers‎, 20-08-2015 12:08 AM
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  14. Deciphering Grandfather's RAF Record

    Hi I have my grandfather's RAF record which I am struggling to understand the movements and disability columns. Can anyone help? Thanks

    Started by Katy‎, 01-08-2015 5:22 PM
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  15. 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 2:15 AM
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  16. 106 Squadron Syerston Metheringham

    Looking for records and photos for 106 sq 1943 to 1944. My uncle was a bomb aimer with this sq and was shot down and killed over Hoya 2nd Jan 1944. He is buried in the Hanover war cemetery I have a photo of his headstone from the CWGC.

    Started by melmac‎, 12-07-2015 5:39 AM
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  17. Flt Sgt J G Rudman possibly Redman

    Hello A friend of mine has a silkworm badge awarded to this gentleman and would like to return it to the family. Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance. Sid

    Started by Sidewindersid‎, 12-07-2015 4:08 PM
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  18. Question RAF Boxing WW11

    My father Reginald Smith was a boxer for the RAF during WW11. Are there any records kept and if so where?

    Started by averil‎, 04-07-2015 3:15 PM
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    05-07-2015, 5:03 PM Go to last post
  19. Ronald Mulcahy, Little Rissington

    I am looking to find any information relating to my grandfather Ronald mulcahy, stationed at RAF Little Rissington around 1950 -1951. It would be great to hear from anyone who may remember him. My e mail address is alexandrakrystal7 AT hotmail DOT com Alexandra Duncan

    Started by alexd8112‎, 28-06-2015 6:29 PM
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  20. Question Looking for records of my Grand Father(Brown)

    Hi, this is my first post. I am trying to find any records about my grand father. I am struggling to find any census records about him and his parents. I have his date of birth and the date and area of death. I have 3 copies of WW2 documents. One is a 'Testimonial to 14996378 Pte. Brown. G' by the...

    Started by cbrown1980‎, 20-06-2015 7:53 PM
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