How to look for records of... Soldiers in African forces under British control
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
How many are online?
- This is a brief guide to help you research personnel in African armed forces. The records are comprehensive and varied, though sometimes complicated.
When former British colonies gained independence from the United Kingdom, their governments assumed responsibility for all records relating to their armed forces, with a few exceptions. Most records are therefore held by the national archive of the country in question.
This guide will help you find any information which exists.
What do I need to know before I start?
Records available only at The National Archives in Kew
Records in other archives and organisations