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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. Exclamation Finding how my uncle died

    I am researching my uncle 1398553 sergeant Anthony Aloysius OíBrien. He flew from RAF Lossiemouth? He was killed on the 11th January 1945. He was a navigator. That is all I know. His sister is 90 and I would love to be able to tell her how her brother died and the circumstances surrounding his...

    Started by Sullivanmf‎, 13-03-2018 6:59 PM
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  2. Question George Arthur Longbotham, Flt Sergt, RFC

    My grandfather, George Arthur Longbotham (1885 - 1939) was in the RFC in WW1, transferred to the RAF on 1/4/1918. His service number was 5500. On his service record he enlisted on 16/05/15 and was sent to Clipstone camp, near Mansfield. His appointments were as follows:- 01/11/15 - I/AM (I have no...

    Started by LesleyS11‎, 26-02-2018 10:03 AM
    royal flying corps, tosi, ww1
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    05-03-2018, 9:17 AM Go to last post
  3. Frank George Williamson a Pilot?

    I have been researching my Grandfather Frank George Williamson. Family legend has it he was a Pilot and flew a Sopwith Camel and a Vicker's Gunbus. His records indicate he was an Air Mechanic 1st class. Other records indicate he was a Fitter/Turner. Service Number (3569). I would love to find...

    Started by Frank seel‎, 26-02-2018 4:57 AM
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  4. Finding WW2 RAF record with only rank & name

    Hi, I am attempting to access my grandfather's RAF record (and any other reference to him). My grandfather is listed on my father's birth certificate as Cpl Adam Simpson. My father was born in Glasgow in December 1943 and has since passed away. He was not brought up by his parents but knew...

    Started by Andrew Q‎, 27-02-2018 9:23 PM
    mod, raf, record, ww2
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    04-03-2018, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Need help understanding Military Record

    Hi, Iíve just received my grandfathers military record from the MOD... and I have no idea what any of it means. Or how to interpret it... Iíve got my Grandads title and service number but how do I figure out the squadron he was part of? A good part of his record is redacted. The only info I...

    Started by Oyster‎, 27-02-2018 3:13 PM
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  6. Lost: Cooks and Floods

    I am researching two sides of my maternal grandparents families. On my grandfathers side he and his four brothers all joined the Sherwood Foresters during WW1. I was told they fought in the Somme and all of them returned to their home, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. I have a copy of a photo taken of...

    Started by sugmac‎, 26-02-2018 6:12 AM
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  7. Torquay bombing

    My father was a training officer with the RAF and in a hotel in Torquay ..... I think it was being used as a hospital. The hotel was badly bombed in a raid in 1943 and my father badly injured. Can anyone help with some information on the incident please

    Started by arthriticdonkey‎, 25-02-2018 9:52 AM
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    25-02-2018, 9:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Post Radar operator in Italy Corp Herbert J Briggs

    I'm looking for details of my uncle's service. He was Corporal Herbert J Briggs 1021223 and was a Radar operator with the RAF. I know he was sent to Naples in 1944 and still in Italy in 1945. I have postings of 890 A.M.E.S and then 810 A.M.E.S. Can anyone suggest where he was and what he might...

    Started by arthriticdonkey‎, 25-02-2018 9:34 AM
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  9. George Edward Clark

    C.P.L. George Edward Clark. Service number may be 124896. May have been a medic. Served for the British Air Force in ww2. He was from UK stationed on or near Prince Edward Island,Canada around 1940-42. Iím looking for any information on him. This is my husbandís paternal grandfather and we are...

    Started by Familytreedonna‎, 18-02-2018 11:23 PM
    george edward clark
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    19-02-2018, 6:54 AM Go to last post

    I am interested in identifying WW1 British Aircraft remains shown on a 1918 dated military map I have & an accompanying official photograph dated to 25th June 1918 near Albert, France. Would anyone know please the best way to access/search RAF losses for that period & how I might identify which...

    Started by PeterMortimer‎, 12-02-2018 8:12 PM
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  11. McLeod

    My GG Grandfather was in the Regiment of fencibles, 1815 served with the 69th Regt. (Royal Highland Emigrants..in American war... The document is online...How do I get the original document when he signed up to the army...hoping it will have personal info,. regarding his parents names.

    Started by 123dawna‎, 06-02-2018 3:43 PM
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  12. SAs

    Hi Does anyonr know how/where I can get information about my uncle’s time in the SAS2 during WWII please? All I know is that he was a radio operator. I have tried various searches but all drawring a blank.

    Started by Maryellen6‎, 03-02-2018 7:09 PM
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    03-02-2018, 9:30 PM Go to last post
  13. looking for some who knew my dad

    Hi my dad will be 100 this august and he served in the R.A.F IN BURMA his name christopher girlow know as mick he came out as a wo2

    Started by wisewood‎, 29-01-2018 1:54 PM
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  14. raf doctors on ships in egypt

    My Scottish father was a doctor with a Bristol beaufighter squadron who was then placed on a ship in Egypt I am looking for his service records and why he was on a ship when he was raf.

    Started by melmac‎, 19-07-2015 1:15 AM
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    29-01-2018, 4:32 PM Go to last post
  15. 615 SQN IN BURMA

    Hi, My Grandfather was in the RAF during WWII as an LAC. I have his service record book which lists RAF trade as Shoemaker. Would this of been what he did on a Sqn in Burma? This was incidentally his peace time profession. The reason I ask is that he always said he cleared Jungle to create...

    Started by paulphillips25‎, 13-02-2009 1:59 PM
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    29-01-2018, 2:47 PM Go to last post
  16. RAF Heany, Bulawayo 1950

    I am trying to find out more about the death of Flt Lt Alan Warnecke who was a flying instructor there and died aged 29 in Sept 1950. Can anyone help please?

    Started by Dhupol‎, 25-01-2018 9:26 PM
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  17. Flight sergeant George R Williams

    What are the chances of finding information when all I have is a name and rank of a serviceman stationed for a period in Stafford 16 MU maintenance unit? Name and rank Flight Sergeant Goerge R Williams Period at Stafford 16MU 1940 - 42 any suggestions gratefully received

    Started by chrissd‎, 24-01-2018 4:21 PM
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  18. 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. Iím 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    07-01-2018, 2:57 PM Go to last post

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