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burma star veteran

kmarie

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Hi all, looking for army records for my grandfather, frank waring, dob 1922, he enlisted in the leicester regiment on the 14 march 1938 and was also in the burma star regiment, thats all i have, hope its enough to go on, thankyou :)
 
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Just to say that the Burma Star would refer to the medal or the association of that name rather than a regiment. The Burma Star (medal) was issued to those that had seen service in the Burma Campaign from 11th December 1941, this included service in Bengal or Assam from 1st May 1942 to 31st December 1943 and from January 1944 onwards in parts of Nengal and Assam east of the Brahmaputra, Naval service in the eastern Bay of Bengal, off the coast of Sumatra, Sunda and Malacca also counted. The Burma Star Association was started in February 1951 and the link below explains the associations history etc.

http://www.burmastar.org.uk/history.htm

Hope it helps.
 

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hi, I know that he was part of the burma star association due to the fact that he had a badge, like you mentioned.I also know the regiment he was in and the date he was enlisted.do you know if the MOD would give me the info I needed.all I really want to know is exactly what it was that he did to get the medals that he got because he had quite a few and also get copies of the medals if possible because a member of my family decided to sell them a number of years ago :(
 
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Unfortunately to get the information that you require means that you have to apply for his full service records which, although exasperating, can take anything from three months to six months to be sent to you from the MOD/Records Office. However an air of caution should be added to this as I have read that it can take longer if there is a back log or sudden rush for service records which usually happens around about Veteran's Day and Remembrance Sunday etc when everyone is focused on the past. When applying give his full name (middle name as well), and any dates that you have for him and as you have his enlistment date this may help even more.
 

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As you may know, the Burma Star Association has disbanded although there may be some form of group attempting to retain the name and their history.
Depending on the name of the Regiment, another source of information could be their Regimental Museum or even their Regimental Headquarters, both will also give any advice as to where to go next in your quest - mine does. I do have some information on Regimental Headquarters, but with all the mergers etc of the last 5 years plus, I do not know if any of it is still relevant, but we can always try?
 

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