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Forces War Records
« on: Saturday 26 December 20 09:57 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone subscribed to Forces War Records for service records of a relative and if so was the information you received of any use?

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Re: Forces War Records
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 December 20 09:59 GMT (UK) »
UK service records are not online; only available from the MOD.

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Forces War Records
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 December 20 10:20 GMT (UK) »
There are quite a few threads on rootschat about Forces War Records - it generally isnít looked upon very favourably.

If I remember correctly it is an amalgam of information gained from free sites and as Nanny Jan said, if you are looking for WW2 service records you still need to pay your £30 and apply to the MOD.


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Re: Forces War Records
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 December 20 10:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the feedback. I was interested to know if it would be worthwhile looking at Forces War Records. Your replies made it clear that the MOD route (which I was aware of) is the only way to go albeit "a long and winding road".

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« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 December 20 11:06 GMT (UK) »
My uncle's record (RAF) had all his personal details, which I already knew, plus all the courses he was sent on and his postings round the country. Fascinating to read.
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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