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WW2 Service records
« on: Sunday 08 November 20 10:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi, my wife applied to Glasgow for her deceased father's WW2 army service records mid-June 2020 and has not had any reply. The cheque has not been cashed so we sent a follow up chaser but again nothing. Does anyone please have any suggestions on how we should proceed and if we are likely to get a response before the cheque becomes invalid? Many thanks

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« Reply #1 on: Sunday 08 November 20 11:04 GMT (UK) »
A recent posting here reported the receipt of records after a year.  The process always gives priority to people applying for their own records and the system has, like everywhere else, been badly affected by Covid  There is a telephone number somewhere on the website which you could try to get confirmation that the application is in the system.

Cheques do not become invalid after 6 months as is commonly thought.  See:

https://www.chequeandcredit.co.uk/information-hub/faqs/cheques-and-cheque-clearing

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Re: WW2 Service records
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 November 20 11:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you MaxD. We will have to wait.


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Re: WW2 Service records
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 November 20 13:08 GMT (UK) »
They have a large backlog they are working through unfortunately.
Most of my family tree covers the Highlands of Scotland, London, Hertfordshire and the Midlands of England. I work as a researcher in a military archive.

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« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 November 20 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you luciacw.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 January 21 19:47 GMT (UK) »
My grandfather’s records took over a year. I did get an email to explain the delay - down to various lockdowns. Well worth the wait