Anyone require War Diaries or other files from the National Archives?

Discussion in 'For Sale & For Trade' started by Drew5233, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive


    If anyone wants any files or British Army War Diaries etc copying that are held at the National Archives, drop me a Private Message re your requirements etc.

    I charge 10p a page/image for any complete file, document or War Diary at the National Archives, Kew. Postage and Packing is FREE to anywhere in the world and a DVD is shipped to you on receipt of payment. I do charge an extra 5% for anyone paying by Paypal due to the charges for receiving funds via Paypal. If you are struggling to find a specific war diary I should be able to find it for you if one exists, all I need is the unit and date you are interested in. I will always confirm the diary before copying it. See post 48 onwards in this thread regarding the sort of information you can find within British Army War Diaries.

    Please consider your requirements carefully before placing an order, whilst it is impossible to give a quote in advance regarding the cost of a file unitil it is ordered and copied (They vary so much in thickness) some can be as cheap as £1 or £2 but they can cost in excess of £70. As a guide I would say most cost between £20 and £50. Kew is a 400 mile round trip for me and its a long way to go to copy a file that someone decides they no longer want because it costs too much.

    Anyone considering ordering files or war diaries but aren't quite too sure what they are after you might find browsing through the Excel sheets in the link below very useful. If you still can't find what you are looking for drop me a PM.

    The National Archives Catalogue on Excel

    Kindest regards,
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  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Life is like a TNA file ... you never know what you're gonna get.
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  3. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member


    Dropped you a PM - I'll keep my eyes open for you

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive


    Dropped you a PM - I'll keep my eyes open for you


    Hi John,

    I don't think you have :unsure:

    And Diane................... I KNOW ! :D

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  5. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member


    Hope I've got PM right this time

  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Will keep an eye out for you in April.
  7. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Cheers Andy as the guy in "Conspiracy said " I look forward to working with your office and you with mine". :)
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Had a good first day !

    First rule of Kew Club- Don't take your girlfriend :lol:

    Going back on Friday on my own :D
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    4 new dates written in my diary for the National Archives at Kew. PM me if you are interested in any files being copied.

  10. spider

    spider Very Senior Member

  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Two new weeks penciled in when I'll be at the National Archives before returning to work if anyone requires any complete files copying?

    5th to 9th April

    12th to 16th April

    Drop me a PM if you have any Q's etc.

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  12. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    A......... PM......will you read it:lol: one will soon be headed your way if you do;)
  13. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Anyone out there thinking of using Andys service couldnt get a better deal I`ve just received all my requested files on Disc this morning ....and at a very reasonable price and a very fast service.Public thank you to Andy...and a personal reccomendation from me


    Best Wishes
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  14. Ben Blackwell

    Ben Blackwell Member

    Thanks for the files Andy,
    I got my disc today and have spent all the time since I got back from work reading them. Very very pleased.
    I will be getting a couple more files next month.
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  15. chick42-46

    chick42-46 Senior Member

    I can second the comments from Jim and Ben - Andy offers a great service and at a price that is considerably more affordable than ordering copies from Kew through their online service.

    I've now received the war diaries for 164 Field Ambulance for 1939 to 1943. I'd tried to order copies of this three times from Kew with no success and no explanation as to why they couldn't give me a quote. I've also now received another file through Andy which Kew wanted nearly £40 for.

    Best wishes, Andy

  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I've also now received another file through Andy which Kew wanted nearly £40 for.

    Thanks all for the kind comments (The cheques in the post :lol: ) Just to give you an idea on the price difference I charged Ian £8.40 for the file Kew want nearly £40 for.

    Many thanks again,
  17. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    A belated thanks to Andy, 61st (5th South Lancs) Searchlight Regt, R.A. War diaries received, just got to get the time to read them now.

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  18. Alan Allport

    Alan Allport Senior Member

    Andy does a fantastic job. I received a large number of images from WO files that I was looking for, promptly and at a very reasonable cost. Highly recommended!

    Best, Alan
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  19. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Just a quick bump - I'm going South a week tomorrow and will be at Kew from the 5th April.
  20. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    I would like to echo Alan and Jim's comments about Andy's efforts at Kew. Just received my disc of war diaires of 966 Company-Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Thanks Andy for the prompt service.

    Lesley and Steve
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