Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: Second World War Merchant Navy Awards Files (MN Series)

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Treasury: Ceremonial Branch: Second World War Merchant Navy Awards Files (MN Series)

Files on the nominations of mercantile marine and fishing fleet personnel for awards with descriptions of the actions deserving recognition.

Files are searchable on the electronic catalogue by name of the individual recipient and by name of ship. The online description gives date of gazette, name, employment, award and ship.

The files contain some unpublished material, including descriptions of the actions leading to nominations for commendations, awards to foreign subjects, awards to fishing fleet personnel, army ranks of gunners given civil awards for concealment purposes.

The papers on the files frequently relate to actions dating from months, sometimes years, earlier.

Separated Material:
Files numbered 1 to 22 missing at transfer
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in its original department:   MN file series
Legal status:
Public Record
Treasury, Ceremonial Branch, 1937-1968
Physical description:
132 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to 30 year closure
Immediate source of acquisition:
Cabinet Office
Selection and destruction information:
Although much of the information was published in supplements to the London Gazette the files include additional unpublished information significant to the conduct of the Second World War and therefore all surviving files were selected for permanent preservation in accordance with the PRO acquisition policy (paragraph
Wanting files may be found but series will not otherwise accrue.

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