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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    03-03-2016, 1:28 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    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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  7. Info on numbers found on old usaf base

    Hello, I am hoping someone might be able to identify some numbers that we noticed scratched into the old concrete roadway at what was RAF Chelveston in Northamptonshire. The number is 'COF396E' with the date 25/08/43 above it. This is on two adjoining sections of old concrete, and could possibly...

    Started by firefighter‎, 21-02-2016 9:08 PM
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  8. Service records

    I recently received my relatives WW2 RAF service records. They included all postings and promotions but no personal information, ie height,weight, hair/eye colour etc Do the RAF hold this information ? If so, will I be able to apply for this information ? Thanks Graham.

    Started by grahamwilk‎, 20-02-2016 3:45 PM
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  9. My Father's time in WW2 in Singapore, Rangoon

    Have my Father's RAF WW2 service and release book but can't find any trace of him on this site. I have his service number and in the service book it says his unit was Singapore Signals Centre ANQ Malaya. My father died without telling me about his war and myself and my sons would really like to...

    Started by GillMamo‎, 15-02-2016 12:49 PM
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  10. Smile 44th Squadron North Africa

    Hi I am new to this site, and was wondering whether anyone had any information on the 44th RAF squadron which operated in North Africa during 20/03/44 to 11/01/45, in particular the SAAF pilots that were flying in this squadron. I am looking for information on my Grandfather Douglas Bruce Gordon...

    Started by Leetvn‎, 13-01-2016 3:18 PM
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  11. RAF glider pilot WW11

    My father died recently. he was an RAF glider pilot in WWII. He was involved in the Rhine landings in 1945. He was injured by shrapnel fire and was hospitalised with his injuries. I was trying to access his war records for more information for his funeral. Can anyone help?

    Started by WallaceHay‎, 13-01-2016 9:47 AM
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  12. eBay photo slides Far East Air Force seletar

    Hello, I am not sure if I am posting in the correct place here, but there are a set of around 250 photographic slides for sale on eBay relating to a family's time serving in this area in 1959 -1960. Some of the slides show cpl Aires, wo cleverly, Walters, ti let, smith. Other slides show party's,...

    Started by Guldey‎, 30-12-2015 6:52 PM
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  13. Java POW's

    Looking for any information about RAF POW's in Java originally with RMU RAF Seletar in Singapore in 1942-46. My father was in various camps including Tasikmalaja, Jarrmarkt, Lyceum, Darmo, Bandoeng and eventually Pakan Baroe in Sumatra.

    Started by vdavis‎, 27-12-2015 1:41 PM
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  14. 97 Sqn William Standring

    Williams RAF CWGC records show him as deceased KIA 1943 but his next of kin are shown as NEPHEW OF THOMAS AND ELLEN O'DONNELL OF SACRISTON. I am trying to find Williams parents. any help would be appreciated

    Started by hijimhere‎, 09-12-2015 2:24 AM
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  15. Contributions expected to pay for gravestones

    Apologies if this is off-topic, but I'm not certain where else to turn. Briefly, my dad was killed on service with the RAF in July 1944. My mum was sent a form by the Imperial War Graves Commission which solicited some information concerning her wishes for what she wanted on dad's gravestone. This...

    Started by patk‎, 08-12-2015 2:31 AM
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  16. "Dog tags"

    Hi, I have a set of dog tags, which I believe belonged to my father. They have the correct surname, but instead of his initials, they show C E. I was wondering if anyone could advise what the C E stands for please? Thanks.

    Started by john'sdaughter‎, 23-11-2015 1:05 PM
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  17. 115 Sqn RAF - Wellingtons

    Looking for info on the loss of Wellington Mk 3 X3591. T/O from RAF Marham on 06/05/1942 and shot down near Stuttgart. Trying to se if FS Thomas Nickson (Gunner) was in the crew. Tips on how to search would be great. Thanks

    Started by Andy F‎, 11-11-2015 7:16 PM
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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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