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ww2 war records wanted,

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Jenniferjackson

Jenniferjackson Report 8 Oct 2013 15:09

Would anyone be able to help with the records of my Father in law, Please,
His name Jack Jackson, and any medals he would have had,army number 1566945, we have him down as Royal Artillery, Gunner, but think he was a desert rat,
Think he would have been living in Lancashire, Thanks

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 8 Oct 2013 15:22

Army personnel service records for WW2 are still held by the MOD and are not available online but you can apply for them at a cost of £30 and it can take up to 9 months

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

Roy

Jenniferjackson

Jenniferjackson Report 8 Oct 2013 15:29

Thank you Roy, I wonder how much information they will give us,if it was all Jacks army life £30 not a bad price to pay, thanks for getting back to me :-)

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 8 Oct 2013 15:29

Sorry but WW2 records are not in public domain, so not viewable anywhere.

However they can be applied for by NOK see the link for details..it explains all

Note these records will cost £30-00, and can take 9 months to receive them, b

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

Here is another link which explains about those who can apply, but with the permission of the NOK.

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


George


George

Jenniferjackson

Jenniferjackson Report 8 Oct 2013 15:37

Thank you George, Looks like £30 and a 9mth wait, Why did I not find all this out while Jack was alive, bless you for getting back to me,