09/04/2024 – Unlocking the Jigsaw Puzzle: Military Records in The National Archives

09/04/2024 5:30 pm - 09/04/2024 7:00 pm

Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Castle Way, Carlisle, UK

Unlocking the Jigsaw Puzzle: Military Records in The National Archives

William Spencer

Date: Tuesday 9th April 2024
Venue: Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life (in Carlisle Castle)
Doors: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start


**Please note speaker and topic of talk have changed**


From 1702-1959, The National Archives at Kew holds thousands of records concerning the Border Regiment and its forebears, and the people who served in it. How do these records work and what if any are the relationships between them? This talk will reveal what all of the letters and numbers used by The National Archives mean and how best to use sources it holds.

William served for 13 years in the Fleet Air Arm, including operational service on 848 Naval Air Squadron in the Falklands, before joining The National Archives (TNA) (then the PRO) in 1993. As the principal Military Records Specialist at TNA, William was the lead records advisor for a vast collection of records concerning British military history. Author of several books about the records at Kew, including guides to the First World War records and records concerning medals, William left TNA in 2018 and moved to the county of his wife’s family in 2019.



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Tickets for this talk are £4 for members of our Friends Group, or £5 for non-members

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