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    Finding Grandad's WW2 service number

    Hi,

    I'm about to send off for my late Grandad's WW2 service record before my Gran leaves this mortal coil so I don't have to pay £30 in the future (sorry, did that sound a bit nasty?).

    Does anyone know how I can find my Grandad's service number? I have his medals but there's nothing etched onto them. I have found an old photo he took during the war which says about 215 squadron and the squadron details on raf.mod.uk seem to fit.

    Cheers

    Guybrush
    Hail Spode!

    #2
    I don't think you need it.

    As long as you have his name and date of birth you should be able to get them.

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      #3
      Really? Oh that's good. It doesn't specify on the form that the info is optional. It also asks for his National Insurance Number. Is that optional too?
      Hail Spode!

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        #4
        It says on the kinship form:

        Service Number and/or date of birth must be included.

        I take that to be one or the other must be included.

        The one I used doesn't ask for an NI number I'm not sure they were used before WWII anyway.

        I assume you've downloaded the kinship document from here:

        http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html




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        Last edited by maggie_4_7; 28-10-09, 21:04.

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          #5
          Having his service number would speed up the process but as long you have his name, DOB & Regiment they will be able to find his record.
          Jay

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            #6
            The form I have is the RAF one.

            http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/AA8A9...lsRAFpart3.doc

            It's asking for enrollment dates and all sorts of things. The reason I'm getting the service record is to find out details like that. I really dont know how they expect my Gran to do this on her own.
            Hail Spode!

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              #7
              Okay I've just looked at that kinship form for the RAF.

              I suggest you fill in everything you know to be true I don't think it requires everything it asks from what I read,

              Fill it in with what you know and send it off.

              As long as you have his name and date of birth.

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              Last edited by maggie_4_7; 28-10-09, 23:34.

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                #8
                Ok, thanks. I'll try. Might be worth my gran signing a couple more kinship forms just in case the info I have is not enough for them.

                I'll keep you posted.
                Hail Spode!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by guybrush View Post
                  Ok, thanks. I'll try. Might be worth my gran signing a couple more kinship forms just in case the info I have is not enough for them.

                  I'll keep you posted.
                  Seriously I think the information you have is enough. As long as you have name and date of birth that should be okay.

                  Honestly they don't require much more.

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