AGC MUSEUM ARCHIVES & RESEARCH

The AGC Museum NEWS holds the records of several of the antecedent Corps and includes records from some unrelated Corps. However, these records are not always complete, or cover the full history of the antecedents.

Records held in the AGC Museum NEWS

Surviving records from the RAPC, including her antecedents:

  • Records of Service
    • Army Pay Department
    • Military Staff Clerks
    • Army Pay Corps
    • Corps of Military Accountants
    • RAPC

  • Roll of Station Accountant Officers and Chartered Accountants, c.1919
  • List of Pay Offices, c.1914-1920
  • 9. War Memos to RAPC, 1928-1961
  • Paymaster-in-Chief’s Newsletters
  • RAPC Tracer Cards, c.1950s
  • RAPC Overage Registers, 1954-1957
  • RAPC Discharge Registers, 1955-1961
  • Roll of RAPC National Service Officers
  • RAPC Journals, 1931 – 1992

 

Surviving records from the Civilian Staff Clerks:

  • Records of Service
  • Annual Reviews, post 1918
  • Civilian Staff Clerks who became Acting Paymasters

Surviving records from the RAEC, including her antecedents:

  • List of Schoolmasters in the Corps of Army Schoolmasters
  • Records of Service, 1920-1939
  • Seniority Lists, 1920s – 1960
  • RAEC Tracer Cards, c.1950s
  • AEC Discharge Registers
  • AEC/RAEC Journal 1921-1991
  • ETS Journal, 1992-present


Surviving records from the WRAC, including her antecedents:

  • ATS Discharge Registers, 1938-1948
  • WRAC Tracer Cards, 1948-1991
  • WRAC Discharge Registers, 1948-1982


General Service Corps:

  • Enlistment Books, c.1939-1944


Non-Combatant Corps

  • Enlistment Books, c.1939-1950s


The museum also holds the following Army Lists:
1968-2003, with access to earlier editions as required.

RECORDS

Where to find antecedent records not in the AGC Museum NEWS


The records pertaining to the RAEC and WRAC not found in the Museum NEWS may be found in the archives of the National Army Museum. To find further information regarding the records in the National Army Museum NEWSs, please click on this link: www.nam.ac.uk/collections/templer-study-centre

Other records pertaining to the antecedents of the AGC may also be found in the National NEWSs, in Kew. This is more often the case for records before 1920, and further information can be found using this link: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Should you be looking for documents regarding personnel post 1920 that are not in our collection, then you will need to apply for records from the Army Personnel Centre, Glasgow. For further information regarding this, please click on this link: www.army.mod.uk/personnel-and-welfare/army-personnel-centre

 
Research at the AGC Museum NEWS


Should you wish for research to be carried out on your behalf, you can request a research enquiry. To do this, please use the contact page, giving as much detail as possible regarding the person or subject you would like to be researched, and your reasons behind the request. Unfortunately, research requests can take a long time, and as such we offer the first half hour free, to ensure there is information to be found, with any following work being charged at £20.00 an hour. Details of this will be given upon your request.

 
Visiting the AGC Museum NEWS


Should you wish to carry out your own research this is possible and is available through appointment only. Items in the NEWS are accessible to the public through appointment only. A reading space is available at the AGC Museum, and the records must be requested at least 10 working days before the booked appointment. In order to book an appointment, access the catalogue and request specific records, please contact the Museum through the contact page. Currently we cannot offer access to the NEWS in full due to the location.

Upon your arrival, you will be asked to leave your bags in a secure area before being taken to the reading area and given access to the requested records. In order to ensure the preservation of the records, researchers are only allowed to bring a notepad and pencil with no eraser (a sharpener can be provided if necessary), or a laptop/device. A further list of the rules when working with the records can be provided by contacting the Museum by the above email.

Any researchers will be allowed access to a maximum of three records at one time. Should you wish to access more than three records during your visit this must be arranged with the Museum staff.

Digital Copying


Certain records are available for digital copying; however, this is for personal use only. Copying of the records is limited, depending on the size and condition of the records in question. If it is possible to copy the records requested, the first 5 scans or photocopies are free, with a charge of £0.10 a sheet after that.