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    Default TNA Copying Service Provider

    Recognising the complexities of file ordering etc which are now in place at the TNA, I was wondering if forum members are aware of anyone who is currently providing a copying service (as my regular Service Provider appears to have gone "off radar"). I know I can order them direct from TNA, but as you know, the Service Providers are a cheaper alternative.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    PeteT
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    - 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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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    I have used https://www.arcre.com/
    before is he your usual source ?

    Thanks Paul

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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    Paul, I have been also using https://www.arcre.com but I have not heard from him since October and he is also not answering my emails...

    Pavel
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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    I am experiencing the same problem, so I was wondering if anyone else was providing a service at the moment

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    PeteT
    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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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    As far as I know all research services are suspended due to induced limits on files provided to reading room.
    https://www.facebook.com/Franciszek-Grabowski-241360809684411/

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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    Well he updated his website to state 2022

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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    Lee of Arcre is working on the copying services but its limited service and three months behind.

    The website says the work is limited to AIR81 and a few others.

    Due to the current COVID-related restrictions in place at the National Archives, ARCRE can only offer a very limited copy service at this time.
    Only orders from the following record series will be processed:
    AIR 81, WO 374, WO 339, FCO 168, FO 1110, HS 9

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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    Unfortunately, my files do not fall within these parameters, hence my request to see if any other copying services are currently available

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    PeteT
    Last edited by PeteT; 2nd February 2022 at 23:12.
    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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    Hi all,

    yes I have seen he updated his website in 2022 and also I am aware of the restriction but this has been there since summer 2021 already.
    My last communication with Lee was on 15.8.21:

    Hi Pavel, Getting closer to normal now but there are still some restrictions in place regarding visits to the National Archives.
    At the moment I'm focused on completing the backlog of outstanding orders.
    Feel free to place a new order but it might be still a couple months before I will get to it I'm afraid.
    Best wishes,
    Lee


    Anyway if anyone would be able to suggest any other freelance researcher covering the RAF in TNA I will be very thanful.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Default Re: TNA Copying Service Provider

    Hi,

    I found a list of independent researchers on the National Archives: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/...id=17&x=93&y=9

    Is there anyone with experience of any of these researchers?

    Regards
    Peter

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