A friend is researching his late grandfather's wartime service (he may seek help later as several options still exist). In our exchange his grandfather was a regular soldier in the Devon & Cornwall Light Infantry (DCLI) 2nd Battalion and one aspect intrigues me. In 1944 was he was promoted to QRSM (Quartermaster Regimental Sergeant Major) and transferred into the Indian Army with a commission. He was posted to: 'the chemical warfare establishment (CWE), which I think was up in the North East - my dad said they’d moved up to the Himalayan foothills at some time.' Has anyone come across references to such a place in India in WW2. Looking around I cannot find anything that points to an Indian Army CWE, let alone one in North East India - which is often called Assam. I know CW trained Royal Engineers (RE) companies were in India during WW2 (a couple of threads here refer) and possibly this CWE was the logistic centre supporting those RE units. There is a post-WW2 pointer to a city in Assam, Rowriah, that was a logistic centre in WW2 and its airfield was a hub for the flights over "The Hump" to China. The pointer is that the city has a longstanding Indian civil scientific research centre that includes chemical research.