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    muckraker
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  • muckraker
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    Originally posted by pmtts View Post
    An Army number if you could get one would be a big help to you.

    You could obtain his service record from the Army Personnel Centre Secretariat, in Glasgow but there are a few hurdles involved.

    The below link points them out :

    http://www.veterans-uk.info/faqs/service_recs.html
    Thanks, I'll give it a go. No army number available as yet, we're trying to track down his children and see if that works.

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  • pmtts
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    Originally posted by muckraker View Post
    Hi, not much in the way of poster here, so forgive me for any errors!!


    anyhoo, during the conversation he made mention of his uncle who had served during WW2 with the British forces as either a driver or gunner in a tank and was injured whilst taking part in the Normandy landings.

    I'm trying to get more information on this as I am doing a family history search a la 'who do you think you are?'

    I've done the google search thing and got very little except for the order of battle, specific units used and overall numbers of injured, but nowhere can I find the names of personnel involved.

    I would be very grateful for any pointers / assists if possible.
    An Army number if you could get one would be a big help to you.

    You could obtain his service record from the Army Personnel Centre Secretariat, in Glasgow but there are a few hurdles involved.

    The below link points them out :

    http://www.veterans-uk.info/faqs/service_recs.html

    Leave a comment:

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    Trying to find information on a relative

    Hi, not much in the way of poster here, so forgive me for any errors!!

    I was talking to my Dad this evening and we were talking things military, he, about his time on full-time LDF/ FCA in his youth and me, regarding my upcoming retirement from the PDF.

    anyhoo, during the conversation he made mention of his uncle who had served during WW2 with the British forces as either a driver or gunner in a tank and was injured whilst taking part in the Normandy landings.

    I'm trying to get more information on this as I am doing a family history search a la 'who do you think you are?'

    I've done the google search thing and got very little except for the order of battle, specific units used and overall numbers of injured, but nowhere can I find the names of personnel involved.

    I would be very grateful for any pointers / assists if possible.
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