The Swiss Federal Archives do not maintain any personnel lists of the Swiss Army. That is why you will rarely find any documents here to help you search for former fellow soldiers from recruit school or refresher courses.
The archive inventory in brief
Former military staff can usually research their own military career information in the deleted data of the personnel information system of the army (PISA). Anyone wishing to view their own information must submit an access application. The Federal Archives also contain some documents relating to officers and their aptitude for a military career, for instance in the fonds of the Division for Adjutancy (1926-1977) or the later Federal Office for Adjutancy (1862-1995). A few documents also exist in the private archives of officers (cp. also the source fonds of Swiss military history (PDF, 1 MB, 13.08.2008), Vol.1, p. 295-337) and the fonds of women in ancillary or military service, for instance in the Women's Ancillary Army Service fonds (1939-1980).
You can also find additional documents on the subject in section 542 "Large Units and Formations" and section 543 "Personnel issues, supervision and special services" of the fonds overview, for instance in the fonds Personelles der Armee (1950-2006), Untergruppe Personelles der Armee (1814-2001), 1. Armeekorps (1939-1945), Feldarmeekorps 1 (1931-2003), Gebirgsarmeekorps 3 (1908-2004), Panzerbrigade 1 (1936-2003).
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Last modification 07.10.2020