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British Army Records After 1922

The surviving records of all officers and soldiers who joined the British Army and who were discharged after 1922 are stored in the Ministry of Defence Record Office under the reference CS(R)2b, which includes territorial, volunteer, militia and home-defence forces, the women's corps and some colonial forces.

Information on the service records of an individual serviceman or woman may be obtained by application to: Ministry of Defence Records Office CS(R)2.

Also the National Archives library has the army Roll of Honour for the Second World War and burials details are obtained from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

RAF Records

  • Second World War records are still at the Ministry of Defence, RAF, Insworth.
  • The Family Records Centre has indexes to RAF deaths 1939-1948, these indexes are also at the National Archives
  • RAF historical website *www.raf.mod.uk/history
  • RAF Museum, Hendon has officers' records from private collections and many photographs

Royal Navy

  • A register of reports of deaths, 1939-1948 of naval ratings is in the National Archives record (PRO) ADM104/127-39
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission *www.cwgc.org
  • There is an Index to the naval dead for both World Wars in the FRC and National Archives
  • For service records after 1928 write to the Ministry of Defence, Royal Naval Records
  • For Service Records after 1938 write to the Ministry of Defence, HMS Centurion

Creators: Dr Saul Issroff