Author Topic: Is it worth applying for service record?  (Read 1666 times)

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Re: Is it worth applying for service record?
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 13:49 GMT (UK) »
I did find a number for the Royal Navy Disclosure cell so called to discuss.

In short, they say I am not the  next of kin, and if I can't get permission from his third wife all I can do is make an application for a general research interest.

Damn!
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Re: Is it worth applying for service record?
« Reply #28 on: Tuesday 12 March 19 22:35 GMT (UK) »
That seems extremely unfair and unreasonable in my opinion.  >:(

It probably won't be the case with this organisation as "rules" may not be open to interpretation, but sometimes speaking to a different person may lead to a different reply, however I am not suggesting that you call them again.  :(

I would still continue with the application for the full record. Plead ignorance. The worst that can happen is they refuse and refund your money.

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Re: Is it worth applying for service record?
« Reply #29 on: Saturday 30 March 19 09:59 GMT (UK) »
I applied for my fatherís (RAF) & my uncleís (REME, Army) records and then got an interpretation of those records undertaken by the respective military organisations. The REME historianís interpretation was particularly detailed & helpful, but because Iím writing a book about the soldierís life in WW2 it was worth the expense to me. I think you have to weigh up what you want to get out of it & what you can afford to pay
Brooking (REME)
Robinson (RAF)
Southall (Pedmore, nr Stourbridge UK)