Author Topic: My Dad's WWII Service Records  (Read 512 times)

Offline flora-mae

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Re: My Dad's WWII Service Records
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 11:55 GMT (UK) »
He may not have claimed his medals. You can find out the status of his medal entitlement by emailing here:

https://www.gov.uk/apply-medal-or-veterans-badge

Don't be put off by the apparently tight NOK rules. As long as you can prove your own relationship they have no way of checking your NOK pecking order although you may want to discuss this with any siblings first.

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Re: My Dad's WWII Service Records
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 17:18 GMT (UK) »

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Re: My Dad's WWII Service Records
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 22:32 GMT (UK) »
Flora-mae - your father doesn't need to have died more than 25 years ago.  I obtained my dad's WW2 records in 2007 after my mother died and only 4 years after my father's death.  However, I had to send my father's death cert, his marriage cert and my mother's death cert to show that I was his living next of kin.  Bit silly really, because if my mum had still been alive, I think she could have got his records for nothing.

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Re: My Dad's WWII Service Records
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 23:37 GMT (UK) »
The 25 year rule applies to applicants other than family who require the full record rather than an abbreviated version.

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