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Where to Start - Help please
« on: February 10, 2009, 07:19:19 PM »
Hi All,

I am unsure if this is the right place to post this so please feel free to move!

I know this is a real long shot and will be like looking for a needle in a haystack so any help/information would be greatly appreciated.

Myself and my husband are looking to find any information at all relating to his grandfather.  The only things we have to go on at the moment have come from peoples memories.  we know for definate that he served in the second world war (not much to go on there!) and that he was with the 8th Army and had something to do with the desert rats.  There has been talk of monte cassino and North North Africa.

We have just over one month to find out as much as possible so my husband and his sister can present some kind of history/information to their father on his 60th Birthday!

Any ideas how i can find more information?  where to look, who to contact etc?

Thank you all in advance for any replies/help.


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Re: Where to Start - Help please
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 10:09:26 PM »
You will have to get as much info from there father, then send off to the MOD for his G/F service record.

Army Personnel Centre
Historic Disclosures
Mailpoint 400
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
G2 8EX

Tel 0845 600 9663

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Re: Where to Start - Help please
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 10:24:08 PM »

this link gives you the full information as to how to do it

veterans agency

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