Hi I am a newcomer to this website so please bear with me. I am attempting to find out about my fathers 2nd World War service record and especially between the dates above. My father was Ernest Illingworth and enlisted into the Marines 1st April 1941 at Eastney Barracks. I have received his service record from the Marines but frankly it's tells me nothing about his service in the force. I do have some photo's of him and some of his colleagues which I have attached. The photo with 3 men on it has my father on the left and written on the back are these details " Gunner Bradley 405 S/L Battery RA c/o B.P.O. Columbo Ceylon. The photo of the whole regiment was possibly taken at Eastney Barracks. One of the main reasons I am looking into my fathers army career is that my Mother told me he survived many hours in the North Sea which was also confirmed last year by his brother my Uncle, who also said he was one of only a few to survive. I would love to find out about his career in the Marines so if anyone knows any information regarding the whereabouts pf the 27th Battalion I would be very grateful.