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Offline soupdragon

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Can I find out if Grandad was evacuated from Dunkirk?
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:06 GMT (UK) »
My mother was always insistent that her Dad was evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk. I'm not sure whether I can apply for his service records as I'm only his granddaughter (so not Next of Kin). Is there any other way of finding out if Mum was right?

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Re: Can I find out if Grandad was evacuated from Dunkirk?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 March 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
If he died more than 25 years ago, you don't need to be next-of-kin to apply ;D

If he died within the last 25 years then you can still apply, but you will need NOK's permission. You will also get less information.

In either case you will need a Death Certificate (to prove when he died).
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