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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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Old 05-08-22, 10:55 AM
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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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