Service Records application - MOD response timescale

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by DanMorris1989, May 25, 2015.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the reply GH, makes me somewhat better, but frustrating for us both.
  2. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Applied for my great uncle's record in January, received a holding response too and still waiting for the documents.

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  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Bruneval.
  4. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    They arrived this morning
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for letting me know, let's hope mine are somewhere close as well.
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Cheque has finally been cashed for the records I sent off for in early January, so fingers crossed I see these at some point soon. Received an apologetic email telling me that there had been a mix-up Glasgow end, as to whether this was a NOK application or otherwise!!
  7. Bluez28

    Bluez28 Member

    I applied for my grandads in November 2018. They arrived before Christmas.

    I applied for my grand uncles end of march 2019. They still haven't cashed the cheque yet. I dident send it recorded so I am hoping its not got lost
  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    It's currently three months.
  9. Bluez28

    Bluez28 Member

    Thanks. I have just hit the 3 month mark. So I'll give it till end of August incase the pile is getting bigger.
  10. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    I applied for some back in January and finally received them at the end of last month. When I phoned to enquire about them they told me that the three months was from the date that they sent you the letter apologising for the delay!!
  11. Bluez28

    Bluez28 Member

    I haven't even received a letter to say there is a delay or acknowledgement that they have my request from 3 mo ths ago
  12. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

    I would write to them to make sure they have received your application. I made an application in early April and received an email acknowledgement from them at the end of April and the cheque was cashed in mid May. I am still waiting for the papers but at least I know they are in the pipe line.
  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I emailed Glasgow last week in reference to my applications in January and in March (both cheques cashed), they told me both were in the queue and that the wait is up to 6 months.

    I think our forum is to blame for the extended waiting period!!:D
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  14. Bluez28

    Bluez28 Member

    Which email address did you use? I will send them a email tomorrow asking if they have mine or if I need to reapply and cancel my last cheque
  15. Ian Chadwick

    Ian Chadwick Member

  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Yes, the same one Ian has posted. They are pretty quick to respond normally.
  17. Bluez28

    Bluez28 Member

    Thanks. I have sent an email this morning. I'll see what they say
  18. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    Got my man today! 17th May I sent off for his record. Probably quicker because there were no NOK issues.
  19. Bluez28

    Bluez28 Member

    My grand uncle died in 1949 so no issue with nok as I included birth and death certificate. Problem with the family is names. He was born Morris Baskind and died as Maurice Baskin. All the brothers etc changed names over time due to language difference from Russian parents
  20. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    Don’t complain

    With naval records the wait is 9-12 months due to them having to trawl the P&V records

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