Searching for a sailor

A very particular sailor, he was my uncle.

A recent film started off an email exchange with my cousins, and they are now more curious than ever about their father's service. I don't have their permission yet to share details, but before they let rip at the gov.uk forms they have got the medals out after I told them the service number should be on them. The format is a revelation

L Sig {name} XX X NNNNN - XXX NNNNN where X is a letter and you'll never guess what N is. Spaces are as appearing, the groupings are not repeats. 2nd NNN might be a county? or a coincidence.

I know one is an Arctic Star, and a possibility he served with a Norwegian crew. Served at/under CIC The Nore is one memory they have.

Just an ordinary reserve? Tar, but can anyone give a few words of advice so I can get them off to a good start?
 

Goatman

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What era? WW2?

If he was WW1 then some of the records may not be available due to a fire at the Hayes Admiralty Records Archive in the 1940's .

Any photos in rig might help if capband/tally is visible.

The Nore is mouth of Thames- shore base may have been Chatham at that time.
 
Crikey, mate, your thread title is just asking for it.
 
Crikey, mate, your thread title is just asking for it.
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theoriginalphantom

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A very particular sailor, he was my uncle.

A recent film started off an email exchange with my cousins, and they are now more curious than ever about their father's service. I don't have their permission yet to share details, but before they let rip at the gov.uk forms they have got the medals out after I told them the service number should be on them. The format is a revelation

L Sig {name} XX X NNNNN - XXX NNNNN where X is a letter and you'll never guess what N is. Spaces are as appearing, the groupings are not repeats. 2nd NNN might be a county? or a coincidence.

I know one is an Arctic Star, and a possibility he served with a Norwegian crew. Served at/under CIC The Nore is one memory they have.

Just an ordinary reserve? Tar, but can anyone give a few words of advice so I can get them off to a good start?

wrt his number this may help:

 
The old boy had at least one named medal?

Is it a NGSM? Or a RN LSGC? There were also 6 different Reserve LSGCs, too. Also, his Service number will show whether he was a Regular or Reserve.

As the cousins are direct descendants, they can apply direct for his service documents:

 
The letter groups are CH B and SSX, but numbers are 5 digit rather than suggested 6.

Waiting now for them to go with what they've got.

Was casevacced at some point from trawler, possibly to Apollo, date not known.
 

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