Hello Everyone. Im trying to piece together my Grandfathers Campaign in France during WW2, My Grandfather was Private Walter Aaron Fillis and he was in the Wiltshire regiment as a Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineer, I know he was in France after the Dunkirk evacuation and he was (almost) evacuated from Saint-Nazaire on 17th June 1940, Sadly the ship he boarded was the Lancastria, sadly she never set sail as she was boomed whilst still at anchor and a possible 7000 soul ( personal, crew and refugees) lost there lives. My Grandfather survived this disaster (physically at least), but was never allowed to talk about what happened to him due to the gaging order signed by all those who returned. To be honest I don't think he would have spoken to much about it with or without the gaging order. So we don't really know much about his time in France or his journey home, over the years we have pieced thing together as towards the end of his life he opened up a little, We know he and two friends were in a cabin together (which might have played a huge part in why they were able to survive the sinking). We know that one of those pales was passed a baby who with his/her parents survived. We know that My Grandfather hated the song roll out the barrel until the day he died. But we don't really know why he ended up at Saint-Nazaire in the first place. So I was wondering if anyone could point us in the right direction to find out.