I am researching my grandfather who served in 146 HAA regt / 176 HAA Battery in the Royal Artillery. I am about to apply for his records to get more details but do have quite a bit of information based on a collection of letters that he wrote to my late father (then aged 6) which relates to his training in the uk, crossing over to france and then his time in belgium holland and germany ending up in Lubeck. I have a large collection of postcards he sent with the letters detailing the places he went to. I created a photo book for my family so the letters are retained as they are very delicate and an online version is here if you are interested View online photobook I find them fascinating as he is very discriptive and I donlt think there are may cases of letters being sent back to children, but as I have a strong family connection I am obvioulsy very biased One thing I do know is that he was at Belsen when it was liberated or shortly after, he told us that on his 80th birthday (not even his wife knew that until then) he drove a lorry but I am not sure what he was transporting but in the book there is a drawing of his lorry done by a 10 year old boy who lived in a house he visited in Ostend, we have no idea why he would have visted the house. My intention is to find out all I can about the movements of his regiment and battery and track his progress in line with the letters he was sending back and hopefully try and get them published in some way so any advice and guidance on researching is welcome as well I am hoping that someone else has a relative who servced in the same regiment and mybe already has the war diaries for the regiment or battery. In the photo he is third row third from left which I assume is from his training - when he joined and trained he was with 98 Field Regiment in the UK (at the butlins camp in Clacton) so I assume this was taken there.