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Navy Command FOI Section 
Navy Command Headquarters 
MP 1-4, Leach Building 
Whale Island 
PORTSMOUTH 
PO2 8BY 
Telephone [MOD]:  +44 (0)2392 628695 
2014-01731 
Facsimile [MOD]: 
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E-mail: 
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Mr J White 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
11 June 2014
     
 
Dear Mr White     
 
Release of Information  
 
Thank you for your correspondence dated 25 May 2014 which has been considered to be a 
request for information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. You 
requested the following information: 
 
HMS Rosemary officers and ratings list from April 1943. 
 
I am writing to advise you that following an extensive search of our paper and electronic 
records, I can confirm that the information you requested is not held by the Ministry of 
Defence. 
 
I can only suggest you try The National Archives (TNA) as, in accordance with the Public 
Records Act (PRA), MOD is required to transfer records considered to be of historical 
interest to TNA for opening to the general public at the 30 year point except for records of 
particular sensitivity for national security or other reasons where MOD is permitted to hold 
the records for a longer period. I should add, however, that regular PRA reviewing activity 
within MOD means that where information is requested that is over 30 years of age and 
where it was not considered of sufficient historical value for long-term preservation, it is very 
likely that it has been destroyed. Indeed, information can be destroyed within the 
Department if there is no demonstrable business reason for retaining it.  
 
If you are not satisfied with this response or you wish to complain about any aspect of the 
handling of your request, then you should contact me in the first instance. If informal 
resolution is not possible and you are still dissatisfied then you may apply for an 
independent internal review by contacting the Information Rights Compliance team, 1st 
Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, SW1A 2HB (e-mail xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xx). Please 
note that any request for an internal review must be made within 40 working days of the 
date on which the attempt to reach informal resolution has come to an end.  
 
If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may take your complaint to the 
Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the Freedom of Information 

Act. Please note that the Information Commissioner will not investigate your case until the 
MOD internal review process has been completed. Further details of the role and powers of 
the Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website, 
http://www.ico.gov.uk. 
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
Navy Command FOI Section