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Postby junkers » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:56 pm

With regard to the article on your website could I point out that the Home Guard records are not freely available as a number of the individuals (about half of the collection) are still likely to be alive and the Data Protection Act applies. Therefore a 100-year closure from their date of birth has been applied by The National Archives (TNA). In such cases a Freedom of Information request with proof (death certificate) is required to be sent to TNA to prove that the person concerned was dead or that you were that person.
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Re: Home Guard records

Postby Jon Bauckham » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:08 am

Thanks for correctly pointing this out. The article on our website is actually an abridged version of a news story that appears in our upcoming November issue, which does actually go on to state that this is the case.

Sincere apologies to anyone else that found this misleading - I will amend the article accordingly.

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Re: Home Guard records

Postby Jon Bauckham » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:12 pm

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