Friday 24 February 2012

I have been to ... the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Show ... again

Because my wife is an amateur genealogist, we go to the 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Show at Olympia every year. It is the premier genealogical event in the UK, and hundreds of different organisations that have stand or put on presentations at the show.

As has been the case in previous years, the 'Military Pavilion' (actually part of the upper floor of the hall) played host to several stands including one that represented the UK's military museums (Army Museums Ogilby Trust) and two military historical societies (the Western Front Association and The Rifles Living History Society. Ministry of Defence – Service Personnel and Veterans Agency was also represented, and they were very helpful. My wife is trying to track down her recently deceased father's military service record as well as request details of any medals that he was awarded. During his lifetime he never claimed any of the medals to which he was entitled, and my wife hopes that it will be possible to claim them now so that they can be displayed alongside those of my father and maternal grandfather. The representative from the Ministry of Defence – Service Personnel and Veterans Agency was not only able to give her some practical advice but also copies of the forms she will need to complete in order to get a copy of her father's service record and his unclaimed medals.


  1. Jim Duncan,

    The forms are filled in and ready to post ... then all we have to do is wait and see what comes back.

    All the best,



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