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Offline Keith Sherwood

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Hi, Everyone,
I'm not entirely sure if non next of kin are permitted to ask for details of someone who was in the Royal Navy and has recently died (just over 6 years ago)
Are there searchable databases, or would someone be able to assist me on here with a query about an officer who was on the carrier the HMS Illustrious just after World War Two?
Keith

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Re: Recent Naval Records: Are Non Next Of Kin allowed to ask for or research these?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 01 February 21 20:54 GMT (UK) »
You will need the consent of the next of kin. You can only order without NOK consent when the person  has been dead for twenty five years.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Recent Naval Records: Are Non Next Of Kin allowed to ask for or research these?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 February 21 21:05 GMT (UK) »
This should tell you what you need to know/do. There is a long wait for the records though, some people are saying up to a year

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records
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Re: Recent Naval Records: Are Non Next Of Kin allowed to ask for or research these?
« Reply #3 on: Monday 01 February 21 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Jebber and Groom,
Thanks very much for that essential information!  I know that mother waited a long time before she eventually received my father's Army records....
Keith

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Re: Recent Naval Records: Are Non Next Of Kin allowed to ask for or research these?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 February 21 10:29 GMT (UK) »
For the post-WW2 period you should be able to get a fair impression of the service of an RN officer using the London Gazette in parallel with the Navy List.   cheers Pete

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Re: Recent Naval Records: Are Non Next Of Kin allowed to ask for or research these?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 February 21 12:56 GMT (UK) »
Thanks very much for that Pete!
I shall bear that all in mind...
Keith