Requests for personal data and service records: a detailed guide

How to apply for access to personal data held by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Information about how to:

  • apply for your own records (Subject Access Request)
  • apply for service records of deceased service personnel
  • apply for Home Guard service records
  • apply for RAF casualty files
  • apply for information about potentially hazardous exposure (Special Subject Access Request)

A short guide to finding out how to get a copy of military service records is available.

Information on making a complaint about how your request was handled.

Obtain your own records

Subject Access Request (SAR).

Records of deceased service personnel

Home Guard records

  1. Request Home Guard service records

    • Guidance

RAF casualty files

Potential hazardous exposure

Including information for Porton Down volunteers.

Published 9 November 2016