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DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 2 Jun 2011 20:30

Rather than a useful site a useful bit of information:

It is harder to find records for those who served between WW1 & WW2, for some reason these records are very hit and miss, mostly miss.

And having contacted Glasgow, it is not necessarily down to the WW2 bombing which left us with very fragmented WW1 records.

EDIT: As with most records they can be obtained by Next of Kin & as my grandfathers only living descendant I am entitled to access to those records (as my OH is able to access his fathers army records from the 60's). But Glasgow have told me that his records have either been lost or misfiled. And this was not that long ago. I also recently obtained my late fathers army records from just after WW2, he served 1946-1950.

Perchino

Perchino Report 2 Jun 2011 20:26

World War II RAF

Many men volunteered and joined up before war broke out in September 1939. Worth looking at RAFVR:

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - Wikipedia, the free ...
The British Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR) consists of a number of groupings of individual military reservists for the management and operation ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air_Force_Volunteer_Reser...

Perchino

Perchino Report 24 May 2011 13:11

RAF:
military-genealogy.forcesreunited.org.uk/3704/RAF

The London Gazette is useful for tracing promotions during WW2

Many of the Squadrons have their own websites. Just enter the name into your search engine.

masami

masami Report 18 Jun 2010 13:31

thanks for the info, bookmarked for later use.

AuntySherlock

AuntySherlock Report 18 Jun 2010 08:30

You might also like to try

AIF Project and
Mapping our Anzacs

if you are searching for Australian War Service information.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 28 Apr 2010 20:58

- for new readers.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 29 Mar 2010 22:35

- for new readers

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Feb 2010 12:19


http://www.militaryandfamilyresearch.co.uk/index.htm

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Feb 2010 13:08

http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/contact/obtaining-royal-navy-service-records-and/

FRANK06

FRANK06 Report 17 Jan 2010 12:06

The War Graves Photographic Project which has photographs of war graves and if no grave is present then a set of photographs of the inscription on the appropriate memorial.

Photographs may be e-mailed or sent hard copy as required.

Easy to use search available on site.

http://www.twgpp.org/

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Jan 2010 09:48

You're welcome :-)




http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/

Tom

Tom Report 29 Nov 2009 08:57



Thank you for a very informative thread

AuntySherlock

AuntySherlock Report 22 Oct 2009 20:37

Compliments of Hawkwind.

I recently obtained my late father's War Medal. You contact the ministry of Defence Medals Office. Here is the weblink

http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencefor/veterans/medals/

On there you can download the necessary forms to apply for any unclaimed medals.


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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 19 Oct 2009 22:27


Thank you, cuz :-)

TonyOz

TonyOz Report 16 Oct 2009 02:57

For Australia and New Zealand

MILITARY LINKS:

AUSTRALIAN ANZACS IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/index.html

2ND WORLD WAR DATA BASE: (ONLINE)
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/

FIRST WORLD WAR NOMINAL DATA BASE: (ONLINE)
http://www.awm.gov.au/research/people/nominal_rolls/first_world_war/

MILITARY & NAVAL HISTORY& GENEALOGY:
http://www.hotkey.net.au/%7Ejwilliams4/militia1.htm

NAVAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA:
http://www.navyhistory.org.au/

AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
http://www.awm.gov.au/

GALLIPOLI GRAVE SITES:
http://www.anzacsite.gov.au/2visiting/grave.html

PAPUA NEW GUINEA WAR CEMETERIES:
http://www.ozgenonline.com/aust_cemeteries/war/png.htm

WAR MEMORIALS IN AUSTRALIA:
http://www.skp.com.au/memorials/index.html

AUSTRALIAN FIGHTER SQD Branch ...N.S.W
http://fsb.raafansw.org.au/

NEW ZEALAND GENEALOGY - MILITARY LINKS
http://www.genealogylinks.net/newzealand/nzmilitary.htm


NOMINAL RETURN OF CASUALTIES
WHICH OCCURRED IN ACTION AT KAURAU:
http://www.angelfire.com/az/nzgenweb/kauraucasualties.html

Kaurau (Kairau) 1861 Taranaki Wars Casualty Lists
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Park/7572/nzmpb.txt

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 15 Oct 2009 22:53

http://www.cwgc.org/ - commonwealth war graves commission

This is the link for obtaining UK service records:
http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

http://www.1914-1918.net/ - first world war

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/ - forums

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/ - history and battlefields of world war one

http://www.salientpoints.com/ - information about the first and second world wars

http://www.somme-battlefields.com/ - battlefields of the Somme

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/ - causes, events and people of world war one

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwone/last_tommy_gallery_01.shtml - the last tommy gallery

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1579248/Website-hosts-Britains-First-World-War-records.html - Website hosts Britain's First World War records

http://www.ww2talk.com/ - world war two forums

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/ - personal memories of world war two

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/worldwars/wwtwo/ - causes, events and people of world war two

http://battlefieldsww2.50megs.com/ - battlefields of world war two

http://www.burmastar.org.uk/epitaph.htm = Kohima epitaph

http://www.forums.theraa.co.uk/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewforum&f=19
- the royal artillery association forums

http://www.regiments.org/

http://ramc-ww1.com/ramc_in_war.html# - the royal army medical corps in war



Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 15 Oct 2009 22:53

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