Hi, I have my granddads army records and would really appreciate a push in the right direction please in finding out more about his army years. From his records I understand that he was a gunner in the 331 Coastal Battery RA based at Clacton until 8/2/43 when he was transferred to 15th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery. My granddad was held back for a year as he worked at Bata's shoe factory which at the time was making army boots. Unfortunately his younger brother Charlie joined up in 1939 and was sent to Burma where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese, when he eventually returned home he had TB and was sent to an isolation hospital. He was never the same, we have a photo of my great uncle in 1939 where is is young, handsome and full of life and we have another taken shortly after he came home and he looks like a much older man at just 25. My granddad Alf was sent to NWE on the 7/7/44 and returned home on the 14/12/44, his records say that that for this period he was with 21 army group and I have found out that the 15th medium RA was with 2nd Canadian AGRA. When he returned home he was sent to the Cameronians infantry, 21 Army Group and sent back to NWE from 8/3/45 to 22/6/45. Home: 15/8/40 - 6/7/44 for 3 years and 326 days NWE: 7/7/44 - 13/12/44 for 160 days Home: 14/12/44 - 7/3/45 for 84 days NWE: 8/3/45 - 22/6/45 for 107 days. Home: 23/6/45 - 29/6/46 for 1 year and 7 days I was hoping that someone would know if a war diary for the 15th medium RA was available? I have searched the NA but haven't been able to find one. I understand that there was a need for infantry and my Granddads 15th RA regiment was sent to fight as infantry but when I search for the Cameronians in 21 army group not much comes up, granddads records just says the Cameronians 21AG? 7/7/44 Regiment: 15th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery - 21 Army Group Rank: Gunner Place: Embarked for NWE Part II Order: 21AG 2701/93/44 13/12/44 Regiment: 15th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery - 21 Army Group Rank: Gunner Posted to x(iv) list 46 reinforcement holding unit pending transfer to infantry. Part II Order: 21AG 4533/143/44 Place: Embarked for UK Part II Order: X/L18/45 14/12/44 Regiment: x(iv) Rank: Gunner Posted to deport RA and SOS 21 AGP Authority 21 AGp/3777/A - period of 5/12/44. Part II Order: X/L18/45 8/3/45 Depot RA. 39 Reinforcement holding unit, taken on strength. 8/3/45 Regiment: Cameronians - 21 Army Group Rank: Rifleman Transferred to the Cameronians and posted to draft RPAQP (?) 21 army group Authority WOLD/9325/1691 (AG2A) 8/2/45 Embarked for NWE Part II Order: X/30/45 23/6/45 Regiment: 5th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry 21 Army Group Rank: Rifleman Embarked NWE for UK. Part II Order: 21AG X/75/45 We were all very close to this lovely granddad, sadly he passed away in 1980 before I was old enough to think of asking any questions, my mum and dad said that when he spoke of the war years it was about his friends not the events. If anyone can offer any advice it would be gratefully received. Thanks.