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Welcome to Forces War Records. Search military records of over 5 million British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 units of the British Armed Forces going back to 1350.
Get information about your military ancestors and the history on their military unit in one place – learn about the battles they fought and what life was like for them.
Our site is split up into different sections with name searches of forces records for those personnel who either died in battle or those still alive today, and our history search details information of just about every unit that ever existed in the British Armed Forces.
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Our Historic Document Library holds thousands of historic publications, some over 100 years old. Our geneology research team has digitised original wartime newspapers, magazines, journals, periodicals, leaflets and more, many that may hold information relevant to your ancestors past.
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