You can apply for either:
- your own service records if you are, or have been, a member of the armed forces
- the records of someone who’s deceased if you’re eligible, for example you’re their immediate next of kin or you’re researching them
How long it takes
It can take up to a year for your application to be processed.
If your application is urgent, explain why in your form or in a covering letter, so it can be prioritised.
Other ways to find service records
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