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Looking for service number/ records
« on: Wednesday 11 April 18 16:23 BST (UK) »
Itís a long shot but wondering if any one can help. My family are trying to trace more on the military history of my late Grandad. His name is Bernard Mountain (born 1931, died 2011) Sadly we do not know much more than he was in the RAF. We think around 1949-1951. He was definitely based on land and always said just ďa train ride awayĒ. He lived in Rastrick/Brighouse, west yorkshire. If anyone can help that would be great!!!

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Re: Looking for service number/ records
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 16:42 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

His service records will still be with the MOD, you do not need a service number to order them. There is a charge of £30 unless his wife is still living in which case she can apply for them free of charge

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Re: Looking for service number/ records
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:18 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

His service records will still be with the MOD, you do not need a service number to order them. There is a charge of £30 unless his wife is still living in which case she can apply for them free of charge

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=651361.0

Thank you. Sadly his wife passed many years ago.
It did ask for service number. Cam you definitely apply without??

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:22 BST (UK) »
Yes you can apply without the service number.  I believe it asks for Date of birth or service number.  You will need his death certificate
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Re: Looking for service number/ records
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:39 BST (UK) »
I confirm you can apply without a service number, the form actually says
'must supply a service number and/or a date of birth' (my bold emphasis) so it's either both or just a DOB.

There are three Bernard Mountain listed in AIR 78

Bernard 24?2576 ?= 4 or 7  I favour 4
Bernard Charles 4077934
Bernard Rex 3116420

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Re: Looking for service number/ records
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 April 18 17:41 BST (UK) »
Yes you can apply without the service number.  I believe it asks for Date of birth or service number.  You will need his death certificate

Thatís no problem. My mum is going to apply as she was next of kin. Thanks again