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Offline cath151

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Royal Navy? WW2
« on: Thursday 02 November 17 16:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I am researching for a friend who had a relative , a seaman in WW2, not sure which service, the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, or RNVR. They did think the merchant Navy.
I have found his name on Forces Records , down as being in the RN.
His number was LTJX179323, I wondered if anyone could confirm from this number what branch of the service he would have been in and possibly where and how we could obtain his records.
Many thanks
Cathy.
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Re: Royal Navy? WW2
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 02 November 17 16:55 GMT (UK) »
It is a RN number LT - Lowestoft JX - long service seaman.

WW2 records are still with the appropriate branch of MOD and can, subject to the conditions, be applied and paid for
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

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Re: Royal Navy? WW2
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 02 November 17 17:04 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou so much MaxD, now we can proceed
Cathy :)
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Re: Royal Navy? WW2
« Reply #3 on: Friday 10 November 17 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi Max
didn't the RN LOWESTOFT manning division include a lot of former fishermen and some former merchant seamen who had been sailing in Home Trade vessels ?