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Re: Applying for service records - timescale

Postby meekhcs » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:49 pm

Janey,
I am being lazy here because I know I could look it up!!!
I applied for my Grandfather's records several years ago but because I was not the next of kin (I still have aunts and uncles alive) I only received his movements but no personal info.Is this still the case?
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Re: Applying for service records - timescale

Postby JaneyH » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:51 pm

I’m not an expert on this, sorry.

My Dad signed the application as immediate next of kin, but despite extensive searching they found nothing. It seems it was due to my Grandad initially being in a rather obscure part of the RAF when he joined up in 1920. At some point in the early 1930s he switched from being *in* the RAF to being a civilian *employed by* the RAF (a civil servant, essentially). One way or another, all the records were lost.


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Re: Applying for service records - timescale

Postby meekhcs » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:10 pm

JaneyH wrote:I’m not an expert on this, sorry.

My Dad signed the application as immediate next of kin, but despite extensive searching they found nothing. It seems it was due to my Grandad initially being in a rather obscure part of the RAF when he joined up in 1920. At some point in the early 1930s he switched from being *in* the RAF to being a civilian *employed by* the RAF (a civil servant, essentially). One way or another, all the records were lost.


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Thanks I will put a re read if the application prices on my to do list which at the moment is lengthy!!
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Re: Applying for service records - timescale

Postby meekhcs » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:12 pm

meekhcs wrote:
JaneyH wrote:I’m not an expert on this, sorry.

My Dad signed the application as immediate next of kin, but despite extensive searching they found nothing. It seems it was due to my Grandad initially being in a rather obscure part of the RAF when he joined up in 1920. At some point in the early 1930s he switched from being *in* the RAF to being a civilian *employed by* the RAF (a civil servant, essentially). One way or another, all the records were lost.


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Thanks I will put a re read if the application prices on my to do list which at the moment is lengthy!!
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Of the application process even!


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Re: Applying for service records - timescale

Postby AdrianB38 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:18 am

Sally - yes, until X years after (proven?) death have passed, you need permission from the next of kin to get the full details.


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Re: Applying for service records - timescale

Postby meekhcs » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:53 am

AdrianB38 wrote:Sally - yes, until X years after (proven?) death have passed, you need permission from the next of kin to get the full details.


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