Finding my father's Royal Navy record for WWII?


I have tried many times to find a record of my father who was in the navy during WWII without success. He told me that he served in minesweepers and then on motor gun boats and ended up serving in Ceylon. I know that we have an unusual surname Duguid and that it may have been misspelt but none of the various sites list him or names spelt like Duguid. Does anyone have any idea?

Gordon Duguid

Posted 2017-04-24T17:22:26.980

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Question was closed 2017-04-25T17:47:29.607

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@TomH This answer does have a useful suggestion for this case, but it doesn't offer any practical advice on how to order the records from the MOD. I think we could make room for a Q on how to find WW2 records for service members who survived the war, since the advice on checking the various war memorials won't necessarily help.

– Jan Murphy – 2017-04-25T06:17:45.570


This answer covers ordering the records from the MOD @JanMurphy

– None – 2017-04-25T08:51:25.257

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