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If you are looking for someone associated with the British Armed Forces, complete the form below to submit your own Lost Trail.
If you have lost touch with someone from your time in the Armed Forces or are trying to locate old friends of you or your family, you can place an entry here in our Lost Trails and it will be available to the whole of the world via the web.
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