Home Guard

Discussion in 'British Army' started by Bay Horse, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    5,265
    Likes Received:
    14,846
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    That means I would have to do a round trip of 40 miles to get one, all the banks have closed in my town :rolleyes:
     
    Daft Bat likes this.
  2. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    10,059
    Location:
    North-west England
    I think yours shut in the same sweep of Welsh closures as my mother's - she doesn't have a card either, so getting her to a bank to draw out money from within is really difficult now.

    A far cry from Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson's era.
     
    Daft Bat and Chimp like this.
  3. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    5,265
    Likes Received:
    14,846
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    I have a card. Can get cash back at the local shops. Also 3 shops have cash machines that are free to use. We can also use the post office to put in or take money out of our accounts. Of course we can only do this when the shops are open :rolleyes: We have no hole in the wall in the street, that went with the last bank :oops:
     
  4. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    5,265
    Likes Received:
    14,846
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    When ordering Army, Navy, RAF or National Service records it says a cheque for £30 must be sent. But.... the information on the GOV.UK site says

    You can pay by cheque or postal order - or by banker’s draft or international money order if you’re overseas.

    As the application for records for Army, Navy, RAF, National Service and Home Guard should all be sent to the same address in Glasgow then one assumes the Home Guard will also accept the same payment methods.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
    Dogsday and Ma-dotcom like this.
  5. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,592
    Likes Received:
    17,626
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    Well spotted @Chimp - I do hope so!
     
    Ma-dotcom and Chimp like this.
  6. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Postal Order :):)
     
    Ma-dotcom, Daft Bat and Bay Horse like this.
  7. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,592
    Likes Received:
    17,626
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    Well, the papers arrived today - just a month after sending for them. :)

    Only 3 sheets of paper, but they did give his date of birth - a couple of years different to what we had been led to believe - plus a note that he had served in the Connaught Rangers from 1914 to 1919. This now gives me another avenue to pursue. :reading:

    There was also enclosed a 15 page document (A4 size) of Army abbreviations in order to help me understand what has been written. :)
     
    Jellylegs, Ma-dotcom, AnnB and 6 others like this.
  8. Chimp

    Chimp Moderator & Cheeky Human IMP Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    5,265
    Likes Received:
    14,846
    Location:
    Knighton, Powys, Wales
    You lucky thing, I'm green with envy :oops:
     
    Daft Bat likes this.
  9. GrannyBarb

    GrannyBarb Custodian of the Family Accounts

    Online
    Messages:
    1,128
    Likes Received:
    5,276
    Location:
    Lower Alabama, USA
    Don't you love it when the explanation is much longer than the record itself? o_O:reading::D

    Of course you will keep it handy to enlighten the rest of us as needed. ;)
     
    Jellylegs, Ma-dotcom, Dogsday and 3 others like this.
  10. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,592
    Likes Received:
    17,626
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    Absolutely! :D
     
    Dogsday and Chimp like this.
  11. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,592
    Likes Received:
    17,626
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    I still can't find his birth record though.... :headbang:
     
  12. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    It's the leeks that make you green Chimpy :D:D
     
  13. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    10,059
    Location:
    North-west England
    I have the army abbreviations (sent with my dad's WWII records) - actually very useful to refer back to.

    Hmm. I wonder if, in the absence of any other records, my grandad's home guard might say when he left the army after the first world war?
     
    Chimp, Ma-dotcom and Dogsday like this.
  14. Daft Bat

    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

    Offline
    Messages:
    4,592
    Likes Received:
    17,626
    Location:
    Northamptonshire, England.
    Mine just says that he was in the Connaught Rangers from 1914 to 1919 - no specific dates, though.... :(
     
    Bay Horse, Chimp and Dogsday like this.
  15. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    I haven't received my Dad's records yet, had an email today from Army Personnel Office,

    'Thank you for your recent application accompanied by your payment, completed Certificate of Kinship and Search Document.

    Due to the very high volume of family interest enquiries we receive it can take longer than we would like to complete these tasks, however we aim to have copies issued to you as quickly as possible.

    Please accept my apologies for the delay and we will write to you in due course.'

    Well it's not a no, is it? o_O
     
    Bay Horse, Nightryder, Chimp and 5 others like this.
  16. Bay Horse

    Bay Horse Can be a bit of a dark horse

    Offline
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    10,059
    Location:
    North-west England
    I received the same letter - the records were received not long afterwards. Good luck. :)
     
    Dogsday and Daft Bat like this.
  17. Dogsday

    Dogsday Well-Known Member

    Online
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    695
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Thank you :)
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice