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    Default RootsTech 2019 - MOD offering live service record retrival

    This is an interesting service being offered at the upcoming Rootstech show in London

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/y...story-shows--2

    Offering to provide same day service records retrieval. Maybe something that will be available to the wider public in future?
    Dennis Burke
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    I was interested in these 2

    The MOD continues to hold all service records where the individual had a discharge date of post 1921, these total around 10 million records, with about 500,000 having seen service in World War 1. An assisted search facility will be offered that will in many cases enable confirmation of whether the MOD holds a record for an individual. This information can then be used to apply for and receive the record at the event, or by using the forms on Gov.uk. To assist the search, some or all the following information is required: surname, initials, date of birth and service number.




    World War 2 RAF casualty packs search facility
    RAF casualty packs from World War 2 are being transferred from the MOD to The National Archives. Using the MODís archive and cataloguing database, an assisted search facility will enable identification of the pack that may relate to an individual. This information can then be used to either access the pack at The National Archives, or, for those yet to be transferred, apply for details from the pack using the forms on Gov.uk. To assist the search, the following information is required: the name of the individual(s), date of incident and type of aircraft.


    As even though it is only a Search of an Index, the metadata of the search might be gold in itself

    Say you could enter a service number and find the full name ? or the name returns the service number!

    Paul

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    Only of course if the make these features available online after the event as well! and not just at the event!

    Paul

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    Fascinating reading .... it would be wonderful if these facilities were to be made available online in the very near future ..... fingers crossed

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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