My father served with the Royal Artillery from 1938 until 1958. He was with the 6 AGRA, North Africa, and Italy 1943 till 1945. Injured in France on his first posting in May 1940, then attached after recovery to the 2 medium regt, B Battery, for the remainder of the war. Was at Cassino and was injured 3 days before the war ended in Verona in 1945. His career took him to Germany where he served with the newly formed 40th Field Regiment, 129 Battery, in Dortmund, my mothers brother W P Carthy was also with the same regiment, dad came back to England to complete exams for his AIG course, serving in Tenby Pembrokeshire, WP Carthy remained in Germany but attached to the RHA Chestnut Troop. My dad was George Graham affectionately known as Smiler, but I don't think for obvious reasons......................Others with him were Charlie Grant, Badger Ladd, Major Babbington, Major McClean................ WP Carthy was attached to the 19th Field Regt, at Longstop Hill, Africa and landings on Anzio Beach, he was also at Dunkirk, after the war he became an RSM in the RHA Chestnut Troop, is now a member of St Dunstan having lost sight, and two amputations since retiring from the army. Dad's best pal through the war was Tommy Cain from Liverpool, have two photographs of them together, one in Damascus, and one in Italy. After the war dad signed on as a regular and we joined him in Italy as a family, my first school being in Venice, stayed in a millioniares hotel with private beach etc., think that was in Treviso - many photographs from there. My father passed on in 2002, but my uncle is still alive and lives in Gloucester. Nice to know if anyone out there remembers them, or the children they had. Wanted to post photograph of Battalion at Camp 7 Dortmund, but I don't know how to...........try another day.