Hi All, I'm new to the forum but have been looking at files that people on here have kindly posted. I think i've checked out all the files and photos of the 49th Recce including the Reconnaissance Journals which were great. I've spent some time recently looking at the books, "Only the enemy in front" "The British Reconnaissance Corps in World War 2""The Polar Bears; Montys left flank" all good reads. So after all that, all i know is Tom (My grandfather) was in the Grenadier Guards from 1932-35, Then was recalled in 1939 serving in France with 2 bn. In Feb 1941 he transferred to the Reconnaissance Corps. Where he served as Sgt on a brengun carrier. In 1944 he was awarded the British Empire Medal (which I have photos of) He survived the war and passed away in 1977. I know his Troop leader was Lt Alexander Hargreaves Brown, who was killed on 4th Oct 44. (there's quite a bit about him on the internet as he came from an upper class family) I have seen a clip in the Recce Journal, where Trooper Picton was awarded the MM for gallantry on that date, his troop leader was killed by a direct hit on their OP, and wondered if that was the same incident but I don't know. I also have a "wilderness spoon" which was his, which was given me by my grandma...it's a silver plated spoon which was awarded for marksmanship (he had 2), not sure if it's from the Guards or the Recce though. What i don't (and would like to) know, is what squadron and troop he was in...and any other details or photo's anyone would have. Cor i have gone on a bit, sorry. Thanks all!