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Obtaining Royal Navy Service Records & Medals

1. Commissioned Officers

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

The National Archives Office,
Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond,
Surrey TW9 4DU.
Telephone: 0208-876 3444.
Fax: 0208-878 8905.
Website: National Archives

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

Navy Records Office
TNT Archives Services
Tetron Point
William Nadin Way
Swaddlincote
South Derbyshire
DE11 0BB
Telephone: 01283 227913
FAX: 01283 227942
navysearchpgrc@tnt.co.uk

PDF fileTNT Archives Services - Navy Search Application Form PDF



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

DNPers
Disclosure Cell
MP G-2
Room 48
West Battery
Whale Island
Portsmouth
PO2 8DX

Telephone Nos. 023 92 628667/8666/8671/8670/8654

PDF fileKinship Form.pdf

 

PDF fileSubject Access Form.pdf



2. 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 and National Servicemen, who are retired or currently serving, and service records from 1924 onwards:

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

Telephone Nos. 023 92 628667/8666/8671/8670/8654

PDF fileKinship Form.pdf

 

PDF fileSubject Access Form.pdf

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

The MOD Medal Office enquiry line is:
Tel: 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.