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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. Ground crew RAF WW2

    Good Morning All I am trying to clarify the following , George Alfred Herbert b. 1906 Rochester ,kent . His family believe he served as ground crew in the RAF ww2 , possibly Biggin Hill . he worked as an engineer after the war . His father served in the Royal fusiliers / Royal west...

    Started by deanC‎, 23-09-2017 11:07 AM
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  2. Maurice Spire Powell

    Hi, I'm trying to find out information about my Grandfathers WW2 service. His name is Maurice Spire Powell. He was born on the 28/7/1920 and died 11/7/2003. He never really talked about his service, so I'm going off fragments of stories. He was a Pilot who initially joined the New Zealand...

    Started by Clem123‎, 09-04-2017 1:53 PM
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  3. Civilians joining the RAF in 1918

    Hello, I have discovered that my Grandfather joined the R.A.F. in 1918 "as a civilian". Could anyone explain what this means please ? I do know that he was posted at RNAS Newlyn. Many thanks in anticipation of an explanation ! Maxine.

    Started by Maxine A‎, 28-08-2017 3:54 PM
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  4. WW1 RFC Wireless Detachment

    WW1 RFC Wireless Detachment - stuggling to find anything about this unit so any and all information gratefully received. I have a scroll photograph of them all, presumably after completing their training at Brooklands in 1915. I know they were deployed to St Omer & my father to Ypres...

    Started by genclubgenie‎, 15-08-2017 11:59 AM
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  5. 75 (NZ) Squadron 1941

    Looking for any information on this topic. My relative was a w/o air gunner and was shot down and killed with all his crew over Werken in Belgium in October 1941. Thanks

    Started by BigPCMac‎, 14-08-2017 4:36 PM
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  6. Unhappy AFM Citation for 1358087 G. Crossley Jun 1954

    I recently acquired a medal group to 1358087 G. Crossley comprising an EIIR AFM (June 1954), Defence Medal, War Medal, RAF LSGC (1961) but have been unable to find any information on his RAF service. His service number shows a 1940 enlistment date but his LSGC was not issued until 1961 so did he...

    Started by clive n‎, 25-06-2017 8:02 PM
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  7. Smile Polish Air Force Photographer

    Hello. My mother has recently received documents from the MOD about her fathers service history. He was in the Polish Air Force stationed in Britain during WW2. He was a photographer. Sadly, due to cicumstances at the time, she never met him and at the age of 72 she has seen a photograph of him...

    Started by angie72‎, 22-05-2017 3:06 PM
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  8. Cause of Death

    I am look for the cause of death for the following individual. He is not aircrew. 189312 Plt Off John Stanley Hill Date of death 12 February 1945.

    Started by Dragon Man‎, 07-05-2017 1:21 PM
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  9. Wellington Bomber

    Hi, My Mothers cousin was in the RAF during WW2 and was a Flight Sergeant Navigator. As far as I knew he flew in the Wellington Bomber Aircraft. I have his details, as he was a POW in Stalag 357, this record is from 1945. How can I find more information regarding his RAF service? Thanks...

    Started by martinfbrown‎, 06-05-2017 4:42 PM
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  10. w Flight 1st anti aircraft co-operation unit

    Hi, No trace of this in the search, I know that it was based at RAF Kidsdale (Burrow head)in Wigtownshire SW Scotland, before either being disbanded or transferred out in 1943. Also 651 Squadron, which was based there fro August to October 1942. The RE took over the base until 1966, but I'm...

    Started by kenikeli‎, 14-04-2017 5:24 PM
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  11. Cyril Marconi Crowe.

    I am the daughter in law of Peter Edward Crowe, son of the above person . I would love to find out more about g/father in law and also anything from any body that may still know Peter. Both of the above are no longer around but I have a family tree to try and fill for their respective families....

    Started by Colette Crowe‎, 17-03-2017 9:50 PM
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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. Nagasaki POW


    Started by BluesBoys1961‎, 05-02-2017 2:29 AM
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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