IRISH & WELSH GUARDS SERVICE FILES NOW WITH MOD

Discussion in 'The Brigade of Guards' started by Tullybrone, Jan 11, 2018 at 3:57 PM.

  1. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    I’ve just pointed a GWF member towards RHQ WG for a WW1 service record and he posted the following (edited to exclude WW1 comments)

    “Just called WG RHQ, they no longer hold the records, they've all been sent to APC Glasgow.

    So phoned APC a very helpful chap, they always are, informed me that they do have them, Welsh and Irish Guards service records, as of August last year.

    He did say what should have happened, the WW1 records should have gone to the NA and post WW1 records to them, but they ended up with them all.

    So they are dealing with them now.

    Hope this helps others.”

    Steve
     
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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Do they also have the WW2 records for CG, GG and SG?
     
  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi Andy,

    I’m sure that MOD would’ve told the enquirer if all Foot Guards files had been transferred

    IMHO I expect IG & WG took the decision to move their files as they have only got 100 years or so of files and were only 1 Battalion strong for most of that time (except wartime) so it’s probably no longer viable on cost grounds, in view of MOD cutbacks, to maintain the previous archive service.

    As the other regiments have been existence since 17th Century their Archives will be enormous in comparison so they have no reason, as yet, to lose control of their Regimental service file archive.

    Steve
     
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  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Nice to see that you’ve listed the Regiments in the correct order of precedence Andy:)

    Nulli Secundus
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Oh no he didn't
    .
     
  7. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Isn’t it GG, CG, SG, IG, WG
     
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  8. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hence my use of the Latin CG motto........
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I knew what you were getting at. Wasn't going to let you get away with it. As my Great-Uncle was a Grenadier in WW1. :)
     
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  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD


    How does that old story go?

    CG HQ sets up with a sign and its motto. The HQ next to it puts "None" on its sign.
     
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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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