Doctor D / Les Fascinating story, and I mentioned on another thread to you that my father was attatched to the 309 coming ashore at Arromanches (well after D-Day) and ending up in Brussels then on to Hamburg. His diary has several initials that I can't find reference to, and indeed you used one yourself at the start of this thread namely BD section. What is that? He mentioned coming ashore in an LTTB, I thought they were LCTs. Also WFC means what? He too started at Blackpool, what did they do there and how long. Then he went on to Cranwell where he became an instructor for a couple of years before Chigwell, Old Sarum and Biscester (what was done at these units?)then Gosport. Trux has been amazingly helpful in answering some of my many questions just hope you can fill in some gaps! Just one more point, what is Advanced eschelon A?