Grandads hidden past

Discussion in 'Army Pay, Claims & JPA' started by skintboymike, Jul 4, 2006.

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  1. I was always told that my grandfather had a long and colourful service in the infantry by my mother, but he has never wanted to talk about it, for reasons known only to him. I always had a lot of respect for his wishes, but at the same time I'm intrigued to know how his career panned out. Armed with only his name and service number, is there any way I can find out anything about him? (Tours, decorations, etc.)
  2. National Archives/Public Record Office at Kew will have all the details of him and you can get copies of these.
  3. Mr_Fingerz

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  4. oldbaldy

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  5. cheers all
  6. Sympathetic_Reaction

    Sympathetic_Reaction LE Book Reviewer

    The problem you will have is that if the Gentleman is still alive then his records are personal property and cannot be released without his permission...or if dead then you need the permission of the next of kin.

    Or that was the rules last time i applied for documents.