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If you are looking for information about people not listed on this site, there are a numbers of other sources that may be of assistance to you.  This list is not exhaustive but is simply provided to give you a starting point.

If during your researches, you find other useful sites not listed here, please e-mail me details for inclusion.

British and Commonwealth Air Unit Register

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Imperial War Museum

The Lancaster & Manchester Archive (formerly Larry's Bomber Command Site)

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RAF Museum

RFC, RNAS, and RAF Register

The Royal British Legion has a forum for looking for ex service persons, it is called Lost Trails.

The Royal British Legion also has an information page with sources of help for ex service persons and or their families.  

The Ministry of Defence also has an information and help site for veterans which is called Veterans UK.

Another looking for living ex service persons site is Forces Reunited 

Unclaimed medals from WW2 onwards can be applied for from the Ministry of Defence by veterans or by the family of deceased veterans. 

The MOD lists the medals and the award criteria

Since 2004 British ex service persons have been entitled to apply for a free HM Armed Forces Veterans Lapel Badge which may be worn with civilian dress.  With certain exceptions relating to war widows and widowers who are in receipt of war widow or widowers pensions and adult dependents of veterans who are in receipt of Survivors Guaranteed Income Payment the badges are not otherwise awarded posthumously.

The national Memorial Arboretum five miles north east of Lichfield, at Alrewas in Staffordshire, commemorates post  WW2 British war casualties.

The Veterans U.K. site has a search page for the names listed on the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum.  

The Woodland Trust is planting several WW1 commemorative woods, in which people may dedicate a tree.

This site lists WW2 allied military aircraft and crews which crashed in Ireland.

This page was last updated on 08/06/17 using FrontPage 2003

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