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|8th July 2005||Not related - but where can i find navy records|
Im trying to track the ship that my late father served on , I know that he was in the Royal Navy , and was present at the japanese surrender in tokyo Bay in 1945
Surname stevens , after many searches i have come up blank
any pointers would be greatly appreciated
|8th July 2005||Martin Everett|
Most people now think that everything is available through the Internet. This is not true. Many service records for WW1 and WW2 are still paper-based and therefore not available on-line.
I expect if you are looking for service records then the place to start (and you have to write an old fashioned letter) is:
Naval Pay & Pensions
Gosport, Hants PO13 9XA
and you probably need number, rank and name
Alternatively I expect a visit the the national Archives at Kew will be able tell you which British warships were in Tokyo in 1945, but probably not the names in the ship's company.