We’ve been intrigued by the figures in our Facebook page cover photo (above) for some time, so we decided to explore them in our records. It turns out the three individuals in…
D-Day: Facts on the 1944 Normandy Invasion That Changed the Course of WWII
6th June 2019 marks the 75th anniversaries of D-Day when Allied forces landed on Normandy’s beaches. We reveal some of the things you may not know about the greatest invasion in military history.
Coronation Medals: Four Recipients and their Stories
Military Genealogist Simon Pearce has been exploring our Coronation medals collections and delving into the stories of some of the recipients of the 1937 and 1953 medals. A Coronation is a significant…
Researching Nurses During WWI & WWII
This research guide offers handy hints and tips for discovering and researching pioneering women who served as nurses during WWI and WWII.
Forces War Records Joins the Ancestry Family
The leading family history website Ancestry has announced that it is acquiring UK military records website Forces War Records.
Boy Soldiers at War
Throughout history children have ended up on the battlefields. Read more details about boy soldiers in WW1 and WW2 on Forces War Records
New Collection Release: Air Ministry – Casualty Communiques WWII
An exciting ‘new’ collection of records has been added to the Forces War Records database that may contain your WW2 Royal Air Force ancestor
Research your Ancestors Awards and Decorations of the Second World War
Nearly two hundred decorations and medals were issued throughout the world during the period of World War Two – Learn more with Forces War Records
Track down World War One and World War Two Officers
Search and Discover thousands of British Officers in WW1 and WW2 using our Army Lists and other resources from Forces War Records
Dec 1944 – The Home Guard were formally stood down
Britain’s Home Guard (‘Dad’s Army’) is officially stood down at a special farewell parade in Hyde Park, London on the 3rd December 1944.