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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. How to prioritise MOD search

    Hi, I am looking for my grandfathers RAF records and have his service Number together with some patchy information on his operational background. I知 aware this forum is not for asking about his history which is why my questioned is how to expedite an MOD search. My grandmother, turns 90 in...

    Started by JonathanP‎, 16-01-2018 12:38 PM
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  2. Citation for Distinguished Flying Cross?

    Sorry to trouble but I would be grateful if someone could advise of definitive/best source for DFC Citations. I am searching for my Grandfather (Gerald Glover - 156130) and whilst I have found the following details form the London Gazette and there seem to be other websites that offer...

    Started by Glover‎, 11-01-2018 4:33 PM
    citation, dfc, raf, rafvr
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  3. Full service records raf. Ww2

    How do I get these records please from this site . I only know full name & he was in RAF technical Thankyou

    Started by 820falls‎, 07-01-2018 10:41 AM
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  4. Moved: James Robert Wallice, Liverpool.

    Started by Dot Spot‎, 05-01-2018 11:21 AM
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  5. 103 squadron ww2

    looking for details of my brother Gordon relf gunner in 103 squadron

    Started by d newman‎, 20-12-2017 1:03 AM
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  6. War Substantive Flying Officer

    What was the role of this title my father was given during the WW2? What was his job?

    Started by lionella7‎, 18-11-2017 1:20 PM
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  7. Looking for service details for GM Lowies

    As in the subject line, details of my mother's service in India from 1942 to 1946 at Air Command South East Asia. Service number 2136335. I know she worked for Wing Commander WBE Powell. Not a trace of her in searches yet I have her service book, and she has a relatively uncommon surname. Ended...

    Started by the_pedagogue‎, 14-11-2017 5:05 PM
    air command, south east asia, waaf
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  8. Details of BEM for gallantry 1953

    Edward Matthewson Mills 1910-1985 was training at the Observer School at West Freugh, Stranraer in 1939. He was awarded the BEM for gallantry in Malaya in 1953, and an MBE Lin 1965. His service no was 531866. Is there any way of finding out more about his service in the RAF, and particularly the...

    Started by Jenhen‎, 13-11-2017 7:48 PM
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  9. Trying to obtain details of my Grandad

    Hi all. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Trying to find out any information of my Grandfathers time in the RAF during WW2. His details are: John Thomas Harper, born in Birmingham 12/6/1922. He was a rear gunner in the lancasters got wounded then deployed elsewhere. (I think) I know he...

    Started by Harper86‎, 12-11-2017 3:31 PM
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  10. RAF Bomb diposal

    I am looking for information about RAF Bomb disposal WW11 my grandfather was in Europe in 1943 I think it was 6025 squadron not fully sure is name was Albert Barnett can anyone help with more information. Regards Peter Barnett

    Started by judopete‎, 10-11-2017 3:54 PM
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  11. new to this, trying to find grandads medal

    hi. im trying to find out which medals my grandfather was awarded in ww2. He was an engineer/mechanic in the RAF , was on an airbase close to Oxford and worked on spitfire repairs. He was in the RAF for 12 years. Know he was awarded medals but family disbute led to disposal of medals unbeknown to...

    Started by louik2‎, 25-10-2017 10:59 PM
    mechanic, medals, oxford, raf, spitfires
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    07-11-2017, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  12. RAF Snaith

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

    Started by Auntamelia‎, 17-10-2016 4:38 PM
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  13. James Baguley RAF Military command

    Hi I am stuck trying to find information on my uncles records, he served in the RAF India Command I have one letter from him that he sent to my dad dated 1943, it doesn't give his service number making it even harder his name was James Baguley, I am hoping someone can help me in some way ...

    Started by peanut‎, 21-10-2017 6:06 PM
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  14. RAF - India Command

    Trying to trace my father in law's war record. He served in the India Command, service number 1643398, name John Doyle (sometimes known as Jack). We have lots his letters from India sent to his wife, Leila. Despite using his service number, we have not been able to find anything. Any help would...

    Started by Marydoyle‎, 21-10-2017 3:36 PM
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  15. Complete novice.

    Hi. I知 a complete novice at this. I知 hoping to find the service record of my grandfather but I don稚 have his service number. Is there an easy way to find it?

    Started by Gary Kinch‎, 08-10-2017 8:22 AM
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  16. 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 10:07 AM
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  17. RAF no trace

    Hi All can you help ? , I have been told that George Alfred Herbert born 15th August 1906 , Rochester ,Kent served in WW2 with the RAF , we believe he was ground crew , at the time the family lived near Biggin Hill . Thanks Dean

    Started by deanC‎, 07-10-2017 2:21 PM
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  18. Question casey484

    Looking for info on Sgt Norman Smith glider pilot whose flight to Arnhem 17/9/1944 was aborted over the Channel and he had to return to Tarrant Rushton

    Started by casey484‎, 30-09-2017 10:15 AM
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  19. 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 7:02 PM
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  20. 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 12:53 PM
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