Hi I am new here and hope that I have posted my query in the right place! My grandfather was in the No 1 Docks Group of the Royal Engineers and posted to France on the 10th September 1939. He returned home on the 21st June 1940. HIs wife stated that he was a machine gunner on the (lock gates!) at St. Nazaire and was one of the last to leave and had to find his own way home on a merchant vessel. He was in the Machine Gun Corps at the end WW1 and it might be that this is all pie in the sky. I have his full record but the story has always interested me because it seemed so far fetched (and probably is!) I have done quite a bit of research around St. Nazaire, but can find nothing that resembles this story. I am hoping that someone is able to shed some light for me. Many thanks.