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MOD search.... how long?
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 09:25 GMT (UK) »
I sent off the forms and cheque to the MOD for the military records of a relative a full month ago but I haven't heard anything and they haven't even cashed my cheque yet. I know the forms arrived there because I send them recorded delivery. Does it normally take this long? Thanks.

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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 09:27 GMT (UK) »
It can take a few months, they will not cash your cheque until they start to process it.  Priority is given to providing records to serviceman who are still living
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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Someone recently reported (last two weeks) that they had contacted the very helpful help line who said they were still working pre-Christmas applications.

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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 09:36 GMT (UK) »
Rosie, Max.... thanks for the prompt and helpful replies.

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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 10:25 GMT (UK) »
It may help to understand that their main priority involves dealing with those still serving, also our service veterans. Applications for family history obviously have to take second place, so the speed of their response is dependent on the workload at the time.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
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WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 11:26 GMT (UK) »
Recent experience: just over a month.
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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Someone recently reported (last two weeks) that they had contacted the very helpful help line who said they were still working pre-Christmas applications.

MaxD

Could someone provide the helpline number, please?
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Davies, Lewis, Humphreys, Williams, Jenkins

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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 12:29 GMT (UK) »
0141 224 2507
8 to 4.30 Mon to Thurs, 8 to 12 noon Fri.
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Re: MOD search.... how long?
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 February 19 12:44 GMT (UK) »
0141 224 2507
8 to 4.30 Mon to Thurs, 8 to 12 noon Fri.

Thank you
Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Davies, Lewis, Humphreys, Williams, Jenkins