50 years of military history covered in new FindMyPast collection


08 July 2022
Valentine Mk 3 in North Africa carrying infantry from a Scottish regiment
Search for British Army personnel who were recommended for honours and awards from 1935 to 1990 inclusive in a brand new collection from FindMyPast.

British Army, Recommendations For Military Honours and Awards 1935-1990 also covers covers men and women who served with British Dominion forces during this period.

What can I find in these records?

These records are from series WO 373 at the National Archives in England and are recommendations for military honours and awards between 1935 and 1990 to British Army personnel and Dominions' armies personnel.

This collection also contains details of some awards to members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force.

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The recommendations were made for various reasons including, gallantry in the face of the enemy, ‘meritorious service’ and distinguished service. Men and women mention in Queen's hnours lists are also recorded here. Expect to find:

  • Name
  • Service number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
  • Gazette announcement date
  • Context
  • Description

These records are courtesy of The National Archives (TNA) and each record that FiindMyPast  publish also includes the full TNA series and piece reference.

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