How To Get Polish Military
Records From the UK MOD

Background

As mentioned on the prior page, the Polish army (in the Middle East at the time) fell under British command from the 5th April 1942 and so all Polish army records were retained by the British Army.

There is an extremely good chance that your Polish Relatives records are here in the UK. We will show you how to get these records and then how to get records from Poland as well.

Where To Apply To

Here is the address of where to send your application. Do not phone or email unless absolutely necessary as they are very busy people!

Margaret Goddard / Barbara Kroll

APC Polish Enquiries
Building 60
RAF Northolt
West End Road
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 6NG

Email: margaret.goddard135@mod.uk

Tel: 0208 833 8603 (If abroad use 0044 208 833 8603)

Detail You Need To Provide

When you write to request your relative's military records please include:

  • The name of your relative (including all variants)
  • Their date of birth
  • Military unit (if known)
  • Proof of kinship i.e all birth certificates leading back the way to the one that named your relative.
  • Death certificate of your relative

How Long Will It Take?

It will take up to 3 months for you to get the records. It's a long wait...but remember, patience is a virtue!