Hi, I wonder if anyone can help with my grandfathers WW2 history? I have his service records and know that: From 1939 to 1944 he was with 62nd (The Loyal) Searchlight Regt RA - I sort of know what he would have been doing then. In August 1944 he embarked for BLA NWE, assigned to 147 Fd. So from his service records, I know he was with 147th Essex Yeomanry and although he didn’t talk much about that time he did say he had a tank (his rank was Gunner, although his ‘Notification Pending Release’ states he did good service as a signaller in the regiment). He also said he was at a concentration camp (and wept silent tears when they were mentioned on TV/radio ever after). My real problem is - how do I find out which Battery he belonged to? I will get 147ths War Diaries (after CV is over) - will they have Battery personnel lists? In the meantime is there anything else I can be doing? I got ‘One Man’s War - An Essex Soldier in WW2’ by Ron Davies and although it’s very interesting, I can’t be sure whether my grandfathers experience would have been the same because although he was in the same regiment he may have been in a different Battery. I’ve also read ‘A Short History of 8th Armoured Brigade’ looking for mentions of 147th because grandfather talked about them and the Essex Yeomanry were attached to them. Basically, I’m trying to put a map together of the route he personally travelled and the battles he was involved in. Sorry to waffle and thanks in advance.