Obtaining Grenadier Service Records

Message posted: 14 February 2019

RHQ have received numerous requests to check service records for service history.  This is to advise of the process for ex-service personnel record requests.

The Archive Department, at RHQ, only now has a record (register) of service numbers and names to confirm an individual was a Grenadier, which the Association SNCCCO can use to check on an as-and-when basis. 

However, the process for reviewing service records is now as follows:

All Records of Service (including Officers) have been transferred to the Ministry of Defence and RHQ are no longer able to answer any queries about individuals who have served in the Regiment.

Please send your enquiry to Army Disclosures, Army Personnel Centre, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow G2 8EX or visit:

If you have any questions, please telephone the Army Personnel Centre helpdesk on 0345 600 9663.

Individuals – or their attorney’s/next of kin’s – should complete the relevant forms in order to obtain the information required, which can then be disclosed to them for the relevant purposes.

The same process should be followed if Branches need to obtain information for specific purposes (e.g. welfare cases), albeit through an internal request system via the Association SNCO.