Uniform identity

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by Chris Manning59, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. Chris Manning59

    Chris Manning59 New Member

    Can anyone help me.
    The photo attached is of my father in 1945 operating the radio set the second picture is of his friends same unit , I think, which is why I'm asking .
    He never said much about the army and I think he was in the Royal corps of signals and wondered if the pictures could answer my question as there are no military records of my father at all that I can find. There is a short foot note to this ,dad did say before he died that directly after the war he was attached to military intelligence for a short while. No idea if this true but he had no need to exaggerate at all, if anyone can help I would be most gratefull.....
     

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  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the Forum. As all will tell you the first thing to do is to obtain his Service Records from the MOD.
    www.gov.uk/guidance/request-records-of-deceased-service-personnel
    Cost is £30 (unless your mother is still alive, in which case she can apply free of charge) plus a copy of his death certificate.
    Well worthwhile and should give you lots of information.

    Tim
     
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  3. Chris Manning59

    Chris Manning59 New Member

    Sadly both dead and have tried to find his service number to no avail
    It's as if he didn't exist, thanks for the advice will try there
     
  4. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    You don't need his Service Number when applying for his Service Records if you can give his date of birth. See the Application Form - 'Service Number and/or date of birth must be included'.

    Tim
     
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    You will need a copy of his death certificate, which will also have his date of birth. If you need we can find the details for that [assuming he died in England/Wales] and then you can obtain a copy of it, but you would need to post his full name and date + place of death

    TD
     
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