King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Museum & Collections
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Army Records for soldiers who served after 1920
Army Personnel Centre
The Army Personnel Centre in Glasgow handles enquiries about soldiers who were discharged from the Army after 1920. A fee is charged (about £30) for each search, even if no material is discovered. A SAR (Service Access Request) form has to be completed prior to the search and returned to Glasgow by post. It is essential that you quote the Regiment and personal number of the soldier concerned. There are 40 miles of archive filing (off-site) so do not expect an instant response using the telephone or email. Just ask for the SAR form. You may find it easier and quicker to download the SAR from from the Veterans-UK Army website, www.veterans-uk.info/, click on 'Service Records' on the home page. If the subject of your research is alive, you need his/her permission before submitting the request.
Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time. Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions. An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.
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