Hello Paul, Apologies but I have not seen your posts until now. It appears to me that your Grandfather returned to the UK with the rest of the 50th (Northumbrian) Division on 5 November 1943, probably disembarking at Liverpool. He would have then been on leave, followed by training in East Anglia for post D-Day action in NW Europe. This is the embarked UK 1/6/1944. He would have boarded his sea transport on 1 June 1944 and likely land on Gold Beach on D+1 = 7 June 1944. It looks like his time at the front ceased on 17 August 1944, as he is SOS (struck off strength), posted to Depot RA (Royal Artillery) and then to 43 RHU (Regimental Holding Unit), before his next posting which looks like a Coastal Battery - but I can’t fathom which and where from what you have posted. If he had served a long time overseas he would be eligible for rotation home to the UK. As Mike indicates in the prior post, Churchill liked 50 Div and wanted it to remain in NW Europe. However, 50 Div had been at the front with the BEF, first British Infantry Division to fight in the Westerm Desert and then all the way through to Tunisia (including the Gazala Gallop, 2nd Battle of El Alamein, Mareth, Wadi Akarit...), assault Division for Operation Husky (Sicily), assault Division on Gold Beach on D-Day and the fighting all through NW Europe (including Operation Market Garden). Monty reckoned it had done enough and returned it home as a training Cadre circa 1 December 1944. Some of its units were sent to other Divisions, having been stripped of long servers and other men who were in the returning units who had not served long were sent to other units needing replacements. It looks like your Grandfather may have been an early part of this watershed. Best, Steve.