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Old 29-07-22, 10:32 AM
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Is there any way to search the recipient of an RAF Silver War Badge from the serial number on the badge?
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Old 29-07-22, 12:35 PM
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Royal Flying Corps SWB rolls are on Ancestry under UK, Silver War Badge Records 1914-1920, and RNAS SWB rolls are on Ancestry under UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1972.
There doesn't appear to be one for the RAF either on Ancestry or Discovery at the National Archives.
If you don't get an answer here try the British Medals Forum.

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Old 30-07-22, 06:24 AM
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Thanks David. You have correctly identified my frustration! I just cannot understand why everything else seems to have been digitised and is available, but the RAF roll just does not seem to be accessible at all. I wonder if it has survived.
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Old 30-07-22, 06:33 AM
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Found this on another site :

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According to The National Archives, the only true RAF record relating to the SWB is in AIR 2/197/C33296. So, unless your RAF ancestor was a RFC recipient (WO 329/3244) or RNAS (ADM 171/173-87), you’re likely to draw a blank. This is something not made clear in the description on the commercial sites.
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There is only one surviving roll available for the RAF Silver War Badges and that is in Air2 it covers badge number 9426 to 9492. However, after years of research, I can now identify about 9100 out of the 11050 badges. Let me know the number and I may be able to help.
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Old 05-06-23, 07:50 PM
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There is only one surviving roll available for the RAF Silver War Badges and that is in Air2 it covers badge number 9426 to 9492. However, after years of research, I can now identify about 9100 out of the 11050 badges. Let me know the number and I may be able to help.
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Hi, would you have details of the recipient of badge No. RAF 532 please?
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Old 04-09-23, 11:26 AM
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Sorry to jump in here but may I ask kindly to check SWB to "RAF391" as well if you have anything on him/her?

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Hi, would you have details of the recipient of badge No. RAF 532 please?
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Sorry for not noticing this post earlier RAF 532 was issued to AM1 49108 Myer Leamer Fitter (AE) on 03/07/1918

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Old 18-03-24, 01:42 PM
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Sorry to jump in here but may I ask kindly to check SWB to "RAF391" as well if you have anything on him/her?

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Sorry for not noticing this post earlier. I am afraid that this is a badge, RAF391, was in a batch (badges 201 to 450) that were issued to Officers, WRAF and Civilians and, as such, they don't seem to be registered in their personal records.

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Old 21-03-24, 12:24 PM
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Thank you for confirming Steve!
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Hello and best regards to all.
I have just picked up an RAF silver war badge. The Number is RAF 9431. It would be amazing to see a copy of the RAf Silver war badge roll pages covering this badge number. As I understand it from the above posts that might be possible. Any thoughts welcome. Thank you.
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