Prisoner of War Records - just gone on-line.

A request for help.....

You may have seen on the news yesterday that WW2 PoW records have gone on-line at

Trying to find out more about a relative - now now that he was in Stalag 21A in Poland, and that he was in the Buffs. We'd like to try to find out more, can anyone tell me where the records of that era of the Royal East Kent Regiment are held, and how I can go about trying to access them?

We can't ask the old soldier, now dead, but was treated badly and never spoke about it after the war. Never smiled again either.

Any ideas or advice would be most welcome.
I can`t see anything on Ancestry yet so maybe they`re still in the process, and the BBC article doesn`t give a date either. For your chaps service record have a look HERE.

EDIT: found the POW portal on Ancestry HERE, that was well hidden
Gents - thanks and double thanks.

I've been looking into my Grandfathers war record (short stint in North Africa, long stint as a POW) this is a great resource, much faster than the forms filling and waiting..

Thanks again for pointing it out.