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I’ve forgotten it
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I've not requested any recently, but I think you start here:

https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-records-of-service
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I applied for my uncles RAF record from WW2 on the 15th June. Emailed to me yesterday. A lot faster than the Army. I’ve sent for two more uncles records from the Army and nothing yet. My father in laws took 13 months.
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Yes, that's very similar to my experience. My dad's RAF records took two or three weeks, but my F-l-L's army records took well over a year. I hope the remaining ones you have ordered arrive soon!
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Yes, that's very similar to my experience. My dad's RAF records took two or three weeks, but my F-l-L's army records took well over a year. I hope the remaining ones you have ordered arrive soon!
The rest are all army.

Did you find on your dad’s record that a few bits were redacted? Couldn’t understand why as it was his next of kin and previous occupation which I knew anyway.
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The rest are all army.

Did you find on your dad’s record that a few bits were redacted? Couldn’t understand why as it was his next of kin and previous occupation which I knew anyway.
I don't remember anything being redacted. Erm, if I knew where they were I could go any look!!
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I don't remember anything being redacted. Erm, if I knew where they were I could go any look!!
Mine were emailed to me
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Gosh really? My dad's was more like an A3 sized book (and I still don't know where it is!)! he served for 33 years, passing away six months before he was due to retire (early due to poor health).
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Gosh really? My dad's was more like an A3 sized book (and I still don't know where it is!)! he served for 33 years, passing away six months before he was due to retire (early due to poor health).
My uncle was a leading aircraft’s man getting to be a corporal from 1941 to 1946.

33 years is bound to be a bigger file. I got 2 pages plus an explanation of what all of the military abbreviations meant.
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