Hi There, I posted a prequel to this posting about my Grandfather a couple of years back here... http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/43906-raoc-reme-kosb-cameronians-photos/ At the time I didn't know very much and I didn't have his full service history but now I am in a position to ask some more specific questions. The original posting is a bit confused but it does have some photo's. So, his records show that he was in RAOC, transferred to REME upon its inception and in a LAD which was permanently attached to 1st Bn KOSB until August 1945. He was a Mechanic MV. (The confusion about the Cameronians in the original posting was justified as his records show subsequent to completing his attachment to the KOSB he had further permanent but short attachments to 7th/9th Royal Scots, 5th and then 6th Cameronians in BAOR, in the couple of months before his release in early 46). Anyway, my questions concern his KOSB service. 1) His service record shows that he embarked on 6th June, but would the LAD have landed at Normandy at the same time as the fighting component? or would they have landed later? (The excellent 3 Br Inf Grp Landing Table spreadsheets posted elsewhere do not show any distinction). Can anyone shed any light on the exact working relationship between a fighting battalion and its LAD? and specifically movements?...or if anyone can recommend any further reading. 2) As part of writing-up my Grandfathers story I now want to trace the movement of 1 KOSB through Europe to Bremen in a reasonable amount of detail and I wonder if anyone has any advice on how I can best do this. I have picked-up various snippets of information from the web and I have obtained or am in the process of obtaining the Delaforce 'Montys Ironsides' 3rd Div book and KOSB histories by by Royle and Woollcombe. 3) Does anybody know where I might be able to get any photo's of 1 KOSB at this time and specifically it's REME LAD? (or actually, any REME LAD?). Thanks in advance, Dave Melbourne, Oz.