Interpreting tours of duty on British Army service records?

How can I verify someone’s military service UK?

You can apply for either: your own service records if you are, or have been, a member of the armed forces.
Other ways to find service records

  1. the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
  2. the Armed Forces Memorial roll of honour.
  3. the National Archives.

How long do you have to serve in the army UK?

In 1999 the army increased its minimum length of service from 3 to 4 years. Army recruits under 18 years old are required to serve up to 2 years longer than a recruit who joins aged over 18 and so commits to up to 6 year’s service when still a minor.

How do I look up military records?

You can request your military records in any of these ways:

  1. Mail or fax a Request Pertaining to Military Records (Standard Form SF 180) to the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). …
  2. Write a letter to the NPRC. …
  3. Visit the NPRC in person.
  4. Contact your state or county Veterans agency.
  5. Hire an independent researcher.

Can you have relationships in the army UK?

If you have served for four years or more and can prove you have been in a long term relationship for more than 12 months, then you could be eligible to apply to cohabit with your partner in surplus Service Family Accommodation (SFA).

Can you look up military records for free?

Request Recent Military Records (World War I – Present)

Most requests are free.

Is military service public record?

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act provide balance between the right of the public to obtain information from military service records and the right of the former military service member to protect his/her privacy. See Federal Records Center Program to access these records.

What qualifies you as a veteran UK?

Who is a “veteran” in the UK ? Veterans are defined as anyone who has served for at least one day in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve) or Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations.

How long do you have to serve in the British army to get a pension?

AFPS 2015 and AFPS 2005: all personnel need to have 12 years‘ relevant service (from date of entry)

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