Hi everyone, i'm looking for some help/advise on finding out somthing about my grand father. He joined the RASC in about 1939 as a 39 year old which I guess is pretty old to join the Army and was at Dunkique during the evacuation. He stood in the freezing water for days before being rescued, and he suffred from it untill the day he died. Unfortunatly I was quite young when he died and although I knew he was a soldier, I never asked him about it and my Gran told me never to bother him (He couldn't tolerate us kids). My Gran used to show me his medals, and the odd photo and a Lonon Gazzette clipping for his BEM. Since my Grans death, no body can find the BEM and clipping, but I do have his other medals and his demob book, my question is, how do I find out the reason he was awarded his BEM? I've google searched his name George Vipond Thwaites but the only BEM recipient close is a Seargent William George Thwaites who was in the Bucks home guard. I've also searched the London Gazzette and got the same result. Any ideas? As a little extra info. His demob book states he was recomended for the BEM a second time, but as he already had the award, he was given a mention in dispatches for the second. He retired as a Warrant Officer from what my Mum has told me, and he was QMSM which I think is a Quarter Master Seargent Major? He must have been in a important job as he had his own driver, my Gran, she was in the ATS and thats how they met. There were 22 years between them! Thanks for any tips.