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This page contains links to other sites on the World Wide Web which may be of interest to Cossack Association members, and other visitors with an interest in matters naval.

Also added are the current addresses of the relevant Ministry Of Defence departments which deal with requests for Service Records. It is stressed that records will only be provided to the next of kin (i.e the nearest living relative), or to those with the signed permission of the next of kin.

Royal and Commonwealth Naval Associations:

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Health issues:

Help & advice on asbestos-related mesothelioma:

Help & advice on Alcohol Rehabilitation:

General Interest:

Ministry Of Defence Service Records Contacts

All applications should be made by writing or telephoning the following addresses:


For Ratings entered between 1924 and 1939. Also RN Officers over 60 & Wartime RNR & RNVR records

Navy Records Section
Bourne Avenue
Hayes, Middx. UB3 1RF
(Tel: 020 85733831 Ext 341/342)


For Ratings entered after 1939

Naval Pay & Pensions (Acs) 1E

Naval Records Department
AFPAA(Centurion) ROOM 1047
Centurion Building
Grange Road
Gosport, PO13 9XA
(Tel: 023 92702224

FAX: 023 923702211)



For Royal Navy Ratings records (enlistment prior to 1924). Also RN Officers (enlistment prior to 1914)

Public Record Office
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond Surrey, TW9
(Tel: 020 88763444
FAX: 0181 8788905)



For RN Officers records (under the age of 60)

Officers Mobilisation Section
Room 171
Victory Building
HM Naval Base
Portsmouth, PO1 3LS
(Tel: 023 92727433)

VETERANS ADVICE LINE - UK Ministry of Defence
08456 02 03 02

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