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Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« on: Tuesday 19 December 17 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I have located his Navy record up to 1930's but cannot find anything more.  I know he served during 1939 -1946.  His service number: J42199.  I would like to trace his service record up to leaving the Navy.  Born 1900, Death 1968, Lived in Birmingham. 1911 Census: RG14, 18364.

Any help offered would be much appreciated. :)

Mike.

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 10:54 GMT (UK) »
Mike

You will have to get his record from the Royal Navy, all WW2 records are still held by the MOD.
https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 December 17 11:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank you MaXD, for the link.   I will apply for the information.

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #3 on: Monday 08 January 18 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi,  The search document requires his NI Number.  He has been deceased for 60+ years  with no close family to ask.  How do I get this info?  Sid Hardy is my uncle.  I do have his service number (1917 - 1937)

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #4 on: Monday 08 January 18 16:28 GMT (UK) »
As you have his service number I would go ahead with "not known" - the form does say accurately as possible.

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #5 on: Monday 08 January 18 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you MaxD

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 12:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi,  I have sent off forms 1 and 2 together with a cheque for 30.00 to RN 48 West Battery, PO2 8DX on the 10th January.  I have not received any acknowledgement or information.  How long does this normally take?  How can I cheque to see if the request has been received? 

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Sorry Mike, I haven't had to send for an RN record before, army ones have been known to take months.

The disclosure cell doesn't seem to want to disclose a phone number or email address but this link
http://www.royalnavyresearcharchive.org.uk/Contact_form.htm
provides a way to contact them by email.

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Re: Sidney Hardy Royal Navy record 1939 onwards
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 14:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike

I sent off for a record last August and had acknowledgement within about 2 weeks. The letter also explained that it could take 5 -8 months to come through. I still haven't received it. Hopefully it will arrive sooner than later. I have found the other services to be much faster but maybe i was lucky.

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