Community Story: Tracing my ancestor’s military service – Part II
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by Simon Pearce
3w ago
Our ANZAC Walter prepares for the next offensive In Part I, we met ANZAC Walter Oscar Johanson, who lied about his age to enlist in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) during... The post Community Story: Tracing my ancestor’s military service – Part II appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon
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by Neil White
3w ago
Slapton Sands in Devon seemed the perfect place for the American Forces to simulate practice landings for the D-Day assault on Utah Beach, France on 6th June 1944. Though the operation was... The post The D-Day rehearsal, codenamed Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger at Slapton Sands in Devon appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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Royal Canadian Air Force records: researching your air service ancestors
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by Simon Pearce
1M ago
Where to find Royal Canadian Air Force records and how to research Canadian air force ancestors. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) achieved a huge milestone on 1 April, 1924: 100 years... The post Royal Canadian Air Force records: researching your air service ancestors appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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The Great Escape: a true story
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by Simon Pearce
1M ago
Researching the names of all 76 escapers during the real Great Escape. What does the term ‘great escape’ mean to you? For many, it conjures vivid images from the iconic 1963 prisoner-of-war... The post The Great Escape: a true story appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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4 inspiring women’s stories from WWII
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by Simon Pearce
2M ago
Celebrating inspiring women’s stories from our collections: March is Women’s History Month, and 8th March is International Women’s Day. Inspiring women’s stories can be found throughout our vast world of collections on... The post 4 inspiring women’s stories from WWII appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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Fred Simpson: two times prisoner of war
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by Simon Pearce
3M ago
Not long out of a prisoner of war camp in Korea, Fred Simpson returns home to marry his fiance. However, there’s more to this photo than meets the eye. Read on as... The post Fred Simpson: two times prisoner of war appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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Author’s pick: top 5 WWII records to help you research your military ancestors with Forces War Records
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by Simon Pearce
4M ago
Our subscribers have access to a diverse range of WWII records, from medal records and casualty collections to officer lists. Below are my top five records to help you learn more about... The post Author’s pick: top 5 WWII records to help you research your military ancestors with Forces War Records appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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National Service Records: what’s available to researchers?
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by Simon Pearce
5M ago
Did your family member serve with the armed forces under National Service? Perhaps they shared stories of their time in uniform with you, or you’ve stumbled on a photo in an album... The post National Service Records: what’s available to researchers? appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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The Dickin Medal: 80 years of recognising brave animals
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by Simon Pearce
6M ago
Animals have provided a vital service to the armed forces for centuries, from delivering messages to carrying ammunition or offering companionship. 80 years ago, their bravery was recognised for the first time... The post The Dickin Medal: 80 years of recognising brave animals appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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Letters from my ancestor: discovering a WWI story
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by Simon Pearce
6M ago
We asked the Forces War Records community to share letters from their military ancestors, and you didn’t disappoint. In our latest blog, Letters from my ancestor, we explore the letters of Cecil... The post Letters from my ancestor: discovering a WWI story appeared first on Military Ancestors Blog - Forces War Records ..read more
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