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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. 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 7:38 AM
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  2. 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 2:17 PM
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  3. 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 7:02 PM
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    25-05-2016, 9:31 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 9:24 PM
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  5. 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 11:59 AM
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    23-04-2016, 2:04 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 5:01 PM
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  7. 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 4:33 PM
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    27-03-2016, 9:42 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 1:40 PM
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  9. 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 6:45 PM
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  10. 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 2:44 PM
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  11. 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 9:00 PM
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  12. 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 11:49 AM
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    03-03-2016, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 3:33 AM
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  14. 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 11:53 AM
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  15. 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 8:08 PM
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  16. 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 2:45 PM
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  17. 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 11:49 AM
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  18. 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 2:18 PM
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    14-01-2016, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 8:47 AM
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    13-01-2016, 7:13 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 5:52 PM
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