Admiralty Constabulary

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Tiswas, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Tiswas

    Tiswas Member

    Hi All.

    After the end of WW2 my father went into the Admiralty Constabulary for the Midlands and South Wales area, he was with them from November 1945 till May 1954, does anyone know where or who i could contact to see if there is any information still held regarding his time with the Constabulary.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    There are a number of files at The National Archives which may be of interest - you would need to search through obviously
    Search results: admiralty constabulary | The National Archives

    I guess somewhere he may have a service record - but where that is held ??

    Its something I hadnt heard about - so a forerunner to NCIS?? :unsure:

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  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    I would suggest the successor organization to the Admiralty Constabulary is the place to start, though they are the Ministry of Defence Police. There is a contact option for them via: Ministry of Defence . Wiki shows they took the three non-military police functions over in 1971: Ministry of Defence Police - Wikipedia and a little more: Admiralty Constabulary - Wikipedia

    It might be worth searching to see if there is a related history society, Facebook group etc.
  4. Tiswas

    Tiswas Member

    A big thank you for your replies.
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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  6. Tiswas

    Tiswas Member

    I have tried emailing the British police history but have had no reply, any idea if this site is still functioning? or who else i could contact regarding the Admiralty Constabulary.
  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    The site has been recently updated with the Spring 2021 Journal so I would suggest yes. Possibly working with reduced resources?
  8. Tiswas

    Tiswas Member

    Just thought i would update on this, after several weeks of sending emails back and forth to the West Mercia Police, the MOD Police and then the People Services who asked for my fathers death certificate, his date of birth, my full birth certificate and a next of kin form because they hold the finally be told that they destroy all archive material about ex service personnel after 100 years from their date of birth, i was horrified to learn this, surely it would make more sense to be 100 years from when they finish their service, so gone has any chance of finding out any information regarding my Dad's time in the Admiralty Constabulary and even more annoying is the chance of any photos they might have had with him on.
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  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    How bloody stupid of them.
    Sad to read that.
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Sorry to read that dam idiots

    Is there any chance they were microfiched
  11. Tiswas

    Tiswas Member

    Not as far as i know.

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