Hello everyone, Does any one know of any sinkings of troop ships or LCTs en route from North Africa in the invasion of Sicily/ Italy. I am trying to trace the war record of my cousin Leslie John Reader ( Jack), I know from what he told me before he died in 1960 that he was torpedoed while crossing, he was eventually picked up after hours in the water clinging to wreckage . Not sure where he later landed or if he was hospitalised. I have photos taken and sent from Caroto between Bari and Brindisi, I guess he travelled up the Adriatic coast because I also remember mention of Rimini . His regiment was R.A.O.C. I Have picture of him with tanks being transported by rail It would be great to know if there were other survivors, also the name of the ship ,nothing comes up in RAOC records. Thanks all, Fred.