NEWS BULLETINWho Do You Think You Are? Live 2016 - did you find the relative you were looking for?
The Who Do You Think You Are? Live
show is over for another year, and it
was a great success! This year there
was a very special guest attraction
– a replica WW2 Spitfire, complete
with its own ground crew and WW2
props – as Forces War Recordsjoined the Lytham St Anne’s Spitfire Display Team to celebrate the show’s
10th Anniversary at the NEC in
Visitors, including Anita Rani, the
English radio and television presenter
and journalist, were given the
opportunity to climb aboard and
have their photo taken inside the
cockpit of the iconic aircraft, as well
as a chance to chat to the Spitfire
Crew, who were in costume and
character throughout the three days.
Forces War Records’ team of military
and genealogy specialists were kept
very busy, both inside and outside
the replica RAF hut that sat next to
the Spitfire, giving research advice on
everything from the movements of
POWs and the history of the RAF, to
medal recognition and handwriting
and document deciphering. We also
ran demonstrations of our website’s
features and carried out quick name
searches for visitors, to see if we held
records of their relatives.
We’ve already had some lovely
feedback from visitors to the
stand, including this fromcanadagenealogy.blogspot.co.uk/
“Everyone attending must have
ideas on this, but for me the
outstanding one has to be Forces
War Records. Knowledgeable,
entertaining, bold, and a Spitfire!”
Thank you to all those who came to
see us, and if you didn’t get to speak
to us, our Customer Services team is
always on hand to help members to
find their military relatives.Our special show discount is still available, any time before midnight 2nd May. You can use the code ‘SPITFIRE25’ to receive a 25% discount on full membership. Hurry, you don’t want to miss out!
In the run up to the show we ran a competition via our facebook page inviting
people to send us their pictures of Spitfires. Winner of the ‘best picture’ -
Tom Stewart said
“Thanks for the tickets, we enjoyed visiting your stand today.”
Below is his stunning picture, thanks Tom!Nick Mauger, winner of the competition we ran with Who Do You Think You Are? received a free flight with Flying For Freedom said when he heard the news, “Thank you very much, what a lovely way to start the month! This is great.” Our sister site Forces Reunited has sponsored Flying For Freedom to train a pilot. The charity helps disabled people by providing Microlight flying training.
the Lythan St Annes Spitfire
crew enjoy time out.
RAF expert Martyn helping identify
documents inside the hut.
Anita Rani visits us to find out
more about what we do.
Two of our other experts outside
the hut helping customers with their military ancestor research.
Picture by Tom Stewart
Dates for your diary: Next year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live: 6th-8th April 2017
Anita Rani visits our hut
to talk to Jennifer Holmes, PR &
Marketing Manager, FWR.
Tim Hayhoe, Managing Director,
posters on our
the Forces War
Records team with the Spitfire crew.