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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. Nagasaki POW

    HELLO MY FATHER GEORGE NEWTON WAS CAPTURED AFTER THE FALL OF SINGAPORE AND SPENT THE REST OF THE WAR AS A POW. GEORGE IS NOW 97 YEARS OF AGE AND STILL GOING STRONG. ARE THERE ANY OTHER POW FROM NAGASAKI STILL WITH US TODAY CHEERS KEV.

    Started by BluesBoys1961‎, 05-02-2017 2:29 AM
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  2. Walter Thomas Edwards

    I am looking for records for my Father. On his marriage certificate he was down as RAF A/C 2 and his service number. But I don't know anytihng else. How should I search for him and what records could I find available to view please? He was born in Alresford, hampshire. Would this make any...

    Started by tazfan‎, 02-02-2017 2:31 PM
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  3. Roy Gibson - RAF 1956-1961 - Equipment Depot

    New to this and not sure if this is the right place to ask but just wondered if anyone here may have know my Dad - Roy Gibson who served in the RAF from 1956-1961 - Equipment Depot. Was stationed in a number places including: Padgate, Warrington Hereford Alton, Hampshire Christmas Island...

    Started by MattGibson83‎, 26-01-2017 4:09 PM
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  4. Flight sergeant william leonard Oldnall

    I'm trying to research flight sergeant William Leonard Oldnall service No.748675 he collided with another supermarine spitfire over Ringmer west Sussex on the 13 December 1941 he was killed the other pilot crash landed near by and survived any information about the accident or the pilots would be...

    Started by Tinticker‎, 25-01-2017 10:05 AM
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  5. Phyllis Miller WWII

    I am doing some family research and looking for information and wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction? According to family, it is unclear whether Phyllis Miller worked with the RAF or secret service. She spoke fluent French & German and had been called back from Germany once...

    Started by KEOMI 1‎, 02-01-2017 10:23 PM
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  6. wellington bomber

    hi guys im new to this site and wonder if anybody can give me some pointers. im looking for information about a wellington bomber that crashed near Auchtermuchty in Fife the crew were Canadian i think as after the war there were stories about a Canadian family that came over looking for the site....

    Started by bobtodd‎, 03-12-2016 9:11 AM
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  7. Exclamation Wattisham & Waterbeach - Bill Runagall - HELP

    Hello. I would like to find records/any memories of my father in law's national service in the RAF. He recently passed away and we were hoping to scatter his ashes on an airfield but have been told we need proof of his service. He didn't have a career in the RAF but he has always remained an avid...

    Started by Angie R‎, 01-12-2016 7:34 PM
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  8. Arthur Harold Birnie

    Does anyone have this gentleman in their family tree? He was killed in July 1944 aged just 22. My father-in-law was a neighbour and was given Arthur's New Testament in memory of Arthur. We would like to reunite the book with the family, if possible. I imagine Arthur had no children as he was so...

    Started by Davran‎, 27-11-2016 6:01 PM
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. RAF Snaith

    Hello Looking for information regarding sgt thwaites 1898435 Based at raf snaith Thank you

    Started by Auntamelia‎, 17-10-2016 5:38 PM
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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