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    Hi guys,

    New to this forum and I need some assistance.

    Recently found out my great granddad was in the RAF during WW2 and that he was based over in Iraq according to my Gran, can anyone recommend any websites solely focused on the RAF in that region or is better that I try and send off for his records? Just might be difficult as I only have his name and that he was in the RAF.

    Hope someone give me some guidance
    Jack

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    Hi Jack,

    welcome aboard.

    I would recommend you to start your research with the request for the RAF Service Records.
    If you would fill his full name and date of birth into the form it might work even without his service number.

    When you will obtain the record you can ask for further help on this forum when you will be able to post particular units (or their abbreviations) he served with.

    HTH

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Jack,

    Further to Pavel's reply, details as to how to obtain service records can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collec...sonnel-records . Note there is a 30 search fee, plus a wait of about 6 weeks for the documents to arrive (from recent experience). See also my previous post at #6 of http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...d-25-June-1942 .

    Brian

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    Hi,

    Okay guys I'll have a look thanks

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