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The story of HMS Venomous

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Obtaining Service Records for Officers and Ratings
in the Royal Navy and RNVR


Entered the service between 1924 and 1971:


An information pack is available from:


Navy Records Office, TNT Archives Service, Tetron Point, William Nadin Way

Swadlincote, South Derbyshire DE11  1EG

Telephone: 01283 227913       E-mail: navysearchpgrc@tnt.co.uk


The information pack can also be downloaded as a Word.doc from the MOD


Please note that a 30 search fee is charged.
This is waived for applications by the serviceman himself, his wife or partner and his widow.



Applications by the serviceman himself


Download the application form as a Word.doc


No charge is made



Applications by the next of kin of a deceased serviceman


Download the application form as a Word.doc


Please note that the 30 search fee is waived for applications by the serviceman's wife or partner and his widow.


Entered the service before or during 1924:

The National Archives Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.

Telephone: 0208-876 3444.     Web: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

You can also search and download service records online from the National Archives:


Service records from 1972 onwards:

CN Pers, Disclosure Cell, MP G-2, Room 48, West Battery, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8DX

Telephone Nos. 023 92 628667/8666/8671/8670/8654


Please note that where an officer had previously served as a rating both service records as rating and officer will be supplied.
There is no need to make separate applications.


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A HARD FOUGHT SHIP is out of print
But a new enlarged hardback edition will be published in 2016
If you would like to receive details when it is available
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