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WAAF Service - World War II - Completed
« on: Tuesday 13 October 09 09:51 BST (UK) »
My aunt served during WWII, and I have a photo of her in uniform (attached if it works!) How can I find out more about her war service??
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Jan Moon - currently in London!!


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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 October 09 22:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Jan,
you can apply for your aunt's service record.
Go to http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html† you will bring up further details by clicking on the Royal Air Force logo.
Note that there is a non-returnable fee of £30.00
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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 14 October 09 09:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that.
I know very little about Doris. Her sister (my mum) moved to NZ after the war, and although they always kept in touch, I have no idea of dates or anything else - and she died before I got interested in family history, so any ideas where to start??
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Michigan: Coleman, Goodson
Newport Mon: Hopes, Evans Haines Ball Harris
Louth/Sleaford: Goodson Cartwright Crosby Burkitt Pacey + others
Norfolk Palmer, Smith, Moore
Ross Shire: McKenzie Fraser McDonald McLennan
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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 14 October 09 20:37 BST (UK) »
Hoping you know Doris's surname,  you could search for her birth on http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl that would at least give you the bare bones for the RAF to search on.
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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 October 09 04:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Jan

just one point - if your Aunt married and had children then you won't be entitled to apply for her records as you aren't the closest NoK. Hre children and grandchildren would hold precedance. 

Just thought I'd mention that to save you the hassle later on.

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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 October 09 07:45 BST (UK) »
And just to point out that for those who have an interest, but not the right connections or enough money, these records will eventually be transferred into the public domain.† No date yet, but believed to be around 2015 for those serving up to the end of the Second World War.† And time flies† 8)

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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 17 October 09 23:30 BST (UK) »
Hoping you know Doris's surname,† you could search for her birth on http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl that would at least give you the bare bones for the RAF to search on.
Dave

Hello Dave
I know her date of birth and the date she died. I know she had no children. But that's it.
regards
jan
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Michigan: Coleman, Goodson
Newport Mon: Hopes, Evans Haines Ball Harris
Louth/Sleaford: Goodson Cartwright Crosby Burkitt Pacey + others
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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #7 on: Friday 13 November 09 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi

If you prefer to write the address is as following:

RAF 3rd Party Disclosures
Room 221b
Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford
NG34 8HB

The people who staff the area are very good and will reply very quickly.  If you Aunt was awarded any medals you may once you have those records apply for them via the Medals office (another different address).

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Re: WAAF Service - World War II
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 29 November 09 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that Dee. I will write. Funnily enough I was in Sleaford about 4 weeks ago, I have lots of my father's family who were from there.
Much appreciate your help.
Regards
Jan (going home to Australia soon)
Enfield/Edmonton: Warren Ridler Jenkins Card Stevens Shelton Tookey
Stourpaine Dorset: Ball Haine/Hain/Hayne, Ferrett New Light Roberts Coward Read others
Ontario, Canada: Wallace Blow Goodson
Tampa, Florida: Goodson
Michigan: Coleman, Goodson
Newport Mon: Hopes, Evans Haines Ball Harris
Louth/Sleaford: Goodson Cartwright Crosby Burkitt Pacey + others
Norfolk Palmer, Smith, Moore
Ross Shire: McKenzie Fraser McDonald McLennan
Ayrshire: Wallace Patrick Dickson