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Trying to research my Granddad - Cecil Thomas Smith

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  1. Darren Rose

    Darren Rose New Member

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    Hi

    I am trying to research my granddad, but not sure where to start as only have some basic information and don't have his service number

    Below I will put what I know - hopefully someone can advise:-

    Name: Cecil Thomas Smith
    Home: Norfolk
    Date Of Birth: 04/02/1916
    Date Of Death: 21/05/1964 (Age 48) - Norwich, Norfolk

    Have several photos of him from the war period, one of sent home at Christmas 1940, one showing him in Class 128 - HMS Royal Arthur, and one which has RNAS Donibristle 1943 written on back, and finally one with 4 men in uniform from 1941

    I will attach photos below in case they help
     

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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    You might want to post this at our sister site ww2talk.com. They have a more UK oriented bent and are likely to be more help.. That said, you might consider getting his records here Get a copy of military service records
     
  3. Darren Rose

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    Thanks Lou - will do
     
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    No problem. Let us know what you discover.
     
  5. Darren Rose

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    Hi, got initial reply from Royal Navy - Navy Command and they have give me a photocopy of his CRC (Central Record Card) and said that further research can take longer - anything up to 12 months, but they will be in touch when looked through P&V ledgers

    I have attached what they sent me in case anyone here can tell me anything useful from what it tells us?

    CRC page 1.jpg CRC page 2.jpg
     

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