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Any uniform experts about?

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Re: Any uniform experts about?


@Minivanman wrote:

 

Unfortunately, more than half of their service records were destroyed in September 1940, when a German bombing raid struck the War Office repository

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I just had a quick look at those forms you linked to and sure enough they mention the £30 fee but I can't see anything about avoiding payment unless you're the spouse at time of death, or parent if no spouse.

They state payment is to be via cheque, so I guess it will be even more expensive for the ever increasing number of people whose bank no longer issues cheques, presuming Postal Orders or other costly alternatives are acceptable.  Undecided

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My biological father who I mentioned, was in the Army during the second world war but according to records I have from my time in a childrens home he joined the navy just after so.... I would need to check two lots the second of which might not even exist but I would still have to pay for a search - that's what I was told anyway.

As for those Germans. Knuppel

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I'm no expert, but if he joined the navy directly from the army (is that possible?) perhaps he continued with same service number and record?

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Hadn't considered that. Interesting thought. Roll_eyes

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@petlew   some other places to try and track him down...

S.S.A.F.A       RBL.     Salvation Army   

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Sally Army are good at finding people (they helped me find somebody once) but not army records or uniforms I'd have thought.

Always worth a try though. Tongue 

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