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Non UK and Commonwealth Service Personnel

 

 

When former Commonwealth countries gained independence from the UK, their Governments assumed full responsibility for all those who served in the Armed Forces prior to independence. With the exception of those listed below, all service records were given over to, and are now administered and archived by those Governments.

The RAF Disclosures Section require a Subject Access Request (SAR) form to be completed in order for an ex-Serviceman to access his own records. If he is deceased, the relevant Certificate of Kinship needs to be completed to access the records.

Polish Records.
Royal Air Force:

RAF Disclosures Section
Room 221b
Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford
LINCS
NG34 8HB

Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Some records of Officers who served alongside the RAF in the RCAF, RAAF, RNZAF, or the SAAF are retained by the RAF and enquiries should be made to:

RAF Disclosures Section
Room 221b
Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford
LINCS
NG34 8HB

Czechoslovakian Records
Royal Air Force:
Records for Czech Officers were returned to the Czech Republic at the end of the Second World War. They are archived at:

Vojensky Historicky
Archiv
Ulica Sokolska 136
18600 Praha8
Karlin
Czech Republic

Records for some Czech Airmen are retained by the RAF and enquiries should be made to:

RAF Disclosures Section
Room 221b
Trenchard Hall
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford
LINCS
NG34 8HB

British Officers who served in the Indian Army.
Records for British Officers who served in the Indian Army 1890 - 1947 are archived at:
The British Library (Oriental and India Office Collection)
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
Web site: www.bl.uk

Email:

Polish Records.
Royal Navy and Army:
Polish Correspondence Section
Room 28B
RAF Northolt
West end Road
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 6NG
Email:
Email:

A Subject Access Requests (SAR) form needs to be completed in order to access records.

 

 

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