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Yvonne Report 22 Aug 2012 12:01

can you please give me the royal navy arcives in i am trying to find my late brother who joined the royal navy in abt 1942/3. when he was the age of 16 .then went in to the merchant navy. yvonne


Linda Report 22 Aug 2012 12:25

If you google "royal navy archives portsmouth" you will get several choices of various sites. Happy hunting


Porkie_Pie Report 22 Aug 2012 14:13

Obtaining Royal Navy Service Records & Medals

Commissioned Officers and Non-commissioned ranks who entered the service during or before 1924 should contact The National Archives

Commissioned RN/RM officers who are currently serving, or are retired and service records from 1924 onwards should contact:

DNPers Disclosure Cell
MP G-2
Room 48
West Battery
Whale Island

Telephone: 02392 62 8667 / 8666 / 8671 /8670 / 8654



was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 22 Aug 2012 14:38

Merchant Navy records are easier to obtain. Surviving records are at the National Archives for those who served up to 1972 and are name searchable in their online Catalogue.


JoyLouise Report 22 Aug 2012 15:50

I have the following address where old Royal Navy records are kept. If you ring
01283 227 913
the guy on the other end of the phone is extremely helpful. He was able to tell me whether they had my father's records stored (1936-1946) - and they did.

Royal Navy
Navy Command
Director Naval Personnel
Navy Search
TNT Records Management
PO Box 7814
Tetron Point
William Nadin Way
Derbyshire DE11 1EG.

They store old (forces) records and he'll send you a third party/next of kin form to request the RN data. There is a charge if you're not the widow/er or civil partner but this is only payable when you complete the form and send it in - so ask the guy first if the records you are after are stored there.

Hope you're successful.


Yvonne Report 12 Jan 2013 15:44

i can not get topic. on my thread. can you help please. i have john charels shrosbree born 1837 shoreditch middx. baptist 1838 st leonards. death aft 1866. australia. marrage 1866 to sarah pearce on 4 june 1866 in bathurst victoria australia, all the very best 2013, yvonne,