Hallo everyone. This is the first time I have posted, although I have been reading all your wonderful info on this forum for the past year. I am researching the war experiences of my father, Capt. Arthur John Mills RASC No 198915. He joined the Territorial Army in Aug 1940,by April 41 posted to 202 OCTU, Commissioned 2nd Lieut July 41. Eventually sent on Draft RHHYO Oct 42 to Takoradi West Africa to join 7 WA Gen Tp Coy. Posted to 81 WA Div Tp Coy WAASC in July 43. They went to India, leaving from Takoradi on 6th Aug 43 and he was posted to X(V)D List 81WA Div Bullock Troop in Dec 43. He became a Captain and OC WA Div Pack Bullock Coy also in Dec 43. I have his military records from the MOD, along with his medals the 1939-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal and War Medal, as well as his 14th Army Badge, his Chindits badge, and his 81 WA Div Spider Badge. I know from my research that he must have been in "Op Thursday" and was probably with 6th, 7th or 12th Bn Nigeria Regt, but I am anxious to find out where he actually went. I know they flew in with their white bullocks, dyed green! in a Dakota, he and his company never having flown before (nor had the bullocks, I imagine!) He wrote an article for the RIASC Journal No 2 in Nov 44 describing this, which we have a copy of. I have a photo of him with Maj Gen F J Loftus Tottenham with his company of men, and one in Sholinghur, Madras with Brigadier P M Hughes where they were after the Chindit operation. He finally returned to the UK in Feb 46 and was released from the Army in Aug 46. (I was born in April 47!) Like so many Chindits he did not speak of his war years, the most obvious legacy of which was ill-health from Malaria for many years after. How I wish I had asked him about his experiences. So my question is: Does anyone know where he might have been during "Operation Thursday"? Are there any records of his company? I have the book "War Bush" by John Hamilton, but bullocks are hardly mentioned. Thanks for reading all this. Looking forward to some answers from all you knowledgeable people. Elaine.