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Madeleine

Madeleine Report 23 Aug 2013 13:32

Hello. I had an uncle who was at Dunkirk, and was successfully rescued.
I do not know anything about his army service at all. There are no relations left who could help me out. Could anyone suggest how to begin this research, please? Many thanks, Madeleine.

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 23 Aug 2013 16:45

Sorry , but WW2 service records are not in the public domain, they are stiil held by the authorties.

However they can be applied for, but will cost you £30-00 and can take 9 months to obtain them.

Normally only the person themselves or his direct NOK which has to be proven, can apply for his full record, however I understand they can applied for by anyone who has the consent of the NOK etc under the "Freedom of Information act" but the info given by this method is very limited.

See the following links for the info which explains all.


http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html

https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-personal-data-and-service-records

George

Madeleine

Madeleine Report 8 Dec 2013 10:25

Disgustingly late with my thank you. Sorry about that. Very grateful for your trouble. Madeleine.