Identification If Possible WRAF and possibly RA

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Mike Fisher, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Mike Fisher

    Mike Fisher New Member

    Doing some past family research on my now deceased parents, found these photographs and am hoping that someone might ID the units they served in from the cap badges or uniforms.

    Only things they said about their war time service was that my mother Margaret Porter was a driver in the WRAF and my father George Fisher served as an AA gunner in the desert and Italy, any help welcome


    Mike Fisher
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Mike


    The best and really only place to start research into your relatives is to obtain their service record. You can only apply and receive these records from the MOD (nowhere else) and their link for them is - Requests for personal data and service records: a detailed guide: a detailed guide these records will tell you when they joined, which units they were with and where they were sent. From these details its then possible to find the relevant War Diaires for those units and they will provide day to day details (hopefully) of what they did and where

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  3. Mike Fisher

    Mike Fisher New Member

    Thanks for that, I'll set the ball in motion and see what comes back
    Mike F
  4. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    His Cap badge looks like royal artillery and it also looks like he has Africa Star ribbon on his shirt, so picture is later in the war.
    WW2 Royal Artillery Regiment Cap Badge
    Her uniform seems to be WRAF with the flying eagle on the shoulder, not sure what the badge on her arm signifies- could be leading aircraftsman? (woman!!?)

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  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Do you know your father's service number, we may be able to find his R.A. attestation record or if he was wounded?
    Occasionally units are pencilled in on R.A. enlistment records.
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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  7. Mike Fisher

    Mike Fisher New Member

    No unfortunately not, hopefully they will be able to find his records when I apply

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