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Offline brianz

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Next of kin
« on: Friday 13 November 15 11:14 GMT (UK) »
Can someone please explain, when the MOD say next of kin when applying for RAF service records do they include the eldest son/daughter as next of kin when both parents are deceased. I am trying to get  my fathers service records from WW2

Thanks Steve
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Re: Next of kin
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 November 15 11:27 GMT (UK) »
The Next-of-Kin form details who they consider! ;D

Read the list below and when you come to the first living relative of the deceased subject place an "X" in the box and write their full name next to it. This process will enable you to identify the person who the MOD will regard as th immediate Next of Kin.

Spouse/Civil Partner
Son/Daughter
Grandchild
Father/Mother
Brother/Sister
Nephew/Niece
Grandparent
Other (Please specify)
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Re: Next of kin
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 November 15 13:52 GMT (UK) »
You should be able to buy your father's service records whether or not you are his oldest child.

I think the lists are a little odd sometimes (especially the Australian ones  ::)) - eg. in the list KGarrad posted I don't understand why a grandchild would come before a parent ... but I suppose there must be a reason behind it.

Good luck.



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Re: Next of kin
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 November 15 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both that has solved my problem

Steve
Hannam in London, Nottinghamshire and Sheffield
Collins in Staffordshire
Brackenbury, Gurnell and Willson in Lincolnshire and now Nottinghamshire
Marples in Derbyshire and Yorkshire
Heginbotham in Derbyshire