I would like to start a thread (as I can't find an existing one) on my late grandfathers regiment the 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment. I am currently doing some research on the Regiment, I have a transcribed copy of the Regimental war diary from January 1941 until February 1945 which I am reading through. I have also read a good reference book published by Osprey Publishing and have recently started reading 'Only the enemy in front', so will report back in due course. I have also managed to get a photocopied page from the Regimental History, Welsh Spearhead by Philip M Cowburn, which lists the honours and awards given to members of this regiment. My grandfather is listed as having recieved the Commander in Chiefs Certificate for Good Service. Could anyone give me an idea as to what sort of thing this would have been awarded for? I have also attached a photo of my grandfather which I think would have been taken between January and April 1944. Ideally I would like to find any surviving members of this regiment, but do understand that this is increasingly becoming more unlikely!! If anyone has information regarding this regiment or would like some information from me, just add to the thread.