18 April, 2009




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Service Records and Medals



How to obtain Royal Navy service records & medals.

Commissioned Officers

a. Commissioned officers who entered the service during, or before, 1924:

The National Archives Office
Ruskin Avenue
Kew
Richmond
Surrey TW9 4DU

Phone Icon Phone: 020 8876 3444

fax (white bg) Fax: 020 8878 8905

website Website: National Archives

b. Commissioned officers who entered the service between 1924 and 1939, inclusive.

Navy Records Office
TNT Archive Services
Tetron Point
William Nadin Way
Swaddlincote
South Derbyshire
DE11 0BB

Phone Icon Phone: 01283 227913

fax (white bg) Fax: 01283 227942

Email E-mail: navysearchpgrc@tnt.co.uk

DownloadDownloadable File: TNT Archive Services - Navy Search Application Form (PDF)

c. Commissioned officers who are currently serving, or who are retired, and service records from 1939 onwards.

DNCM DPAFOI
Room 109
Victory Building PP72
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LT

Phone Icon Phone: 02392 723114 - 720014 - 727531 - 727381 - 727470 


Non-Commissioned Ranks

a. Non-commissioned ranks who enlisted into the service during, or before, 1924:

The National Archives Office (for address, see 1a, above)

b. Non-commissioned ranks who enlisted as Regular Service entrants between 1924 and 1939 inclusive; and National Servicemen who enlisted between 1945 and 1950, inclusive:

DNCM DPAFOI
Room 109
Victory Building PP72
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO1 3LT

Phone Icon Phone: 02392 723114 - 720014 - 727531 - 727381 - 727470


Claims for Medals

These should be addressed to:

Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency
(Joint Personnel Administration Centre)
MOD Medal Office
Building 250
Royal Air Force Innsworth
Gloucester
GL3 1HW

website Website: MOD Medal Office

Phone Icon Phone: 0141 224 3600


* The Navy Records Centre, the Department of the Naval Secretary and Naval Pay & Pensions (Accounts) are not open to the members of the public.

The Ministry of Defence will normally only release the information given in service records to the subjects of those records, or to their next of kin; and it may charge a search fee, which cannot be refunded.

 


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