Hi All I’m trying to flesh out what little I know about my father’s activities during WWII. He was a private in the 1st Battalion Cameronians – so I think this may be one for Hebridean Chindit. I have his 1 page service record, obtained from the MOD in Hayes, Middlesex back in 2000. I’ve already read “Jocks in the Jungle”, “The Road past Mandalay” and “A Chindit Affair” and am presently half way through “War in the Wilderness”. My dad also left a one sentence summary of his time in Burma, in which he mentions seeing Pinlebu, the date 14 April 1944, and Blackpool. I don’t think he himself was at Blackpool though (at least not when the Japanese attacked) as he states “the lads had a tussle at Blackpool”. I assume he’d been shipped out sick/injured by then. When I started this research, I was hoping to see all the War Diaries relevant to his time in the army, but thought I’d start with April 1944, so ordered the War Diaries for that month for the 1st Battalion Cameronians (WO 172/4873) from the National Archives. I wasn’t expecting to find my father mentioned in there, but I was disappointed that it consists of nothing but blank pages and a few lists of officers’ names. But I don’t think that will come as a surprise to any of you! Are there any suggestions on where I can get more information about the 1st Battalion’s activities in general, or information on my father, such as column, hospitalisations.