I have scanned the service records I received from the MOD and attach here as PDF’s. (The first page of two of the documents I left off because there was just my father’s name and home address and no data per se) I am delighted to be able to finally get specific battalion details, though there is no information on units other than T Coy. in Palestine. The records show him transferring to the R.A.E.C. on 1/12/50, but no reference in the records to then serving in Korea, or to receiving the Queen’s Korea medal (which he has). The records confirm that he was originally in the 1st Bn Cameron Highlanders, joining 15/2/40 On 19/6/42 he transferred to the 7th Bn Cameron Highlanders, then on 1/8/42 into the Army Air Corps as part of the 5th Scottish Parachute Battalion, 2nd Parachute Brigade. No unit or company is given. He was posted to North Africa on 22/04/43 with 5th Scottish Para Bn. @ Jim Herriot – this coincides exactly with what you were suggesting above! He was in North Africa until 27/9/43 I’m intrigued by your suggestion that he may have taken part in a drop from North Africa into Italy. He did mention being in Italy and landing on a railing in a parachute jump that went badly when they landed in the wrong location. However, there is nothing in the records about serving in any campaigns abroad, other than North Africa. By the same token, I’m still confused over the parish role of honour book which lists him as being "wounded in Sicily and survivor at Arnhem" (see page copy attached). When he saw the book I remember him laughing and saying he'd "Been promoted!" (he was only a temp.major for a brief time before Palestine) but he didn't say the Arnhem reference or Sicily reference were also wrong. I'm certain he would have said if they were, as he was a stickler for detail and he would have been annoyed at being credited with something that didn't happen - especially when four of his siblings are listed on the same page and would have refuted it! However, if he had been at Arnhem wouldn't he have qualified for the French/Germany star which is definitely not listed on his records. It's all very puzzling...? I know my father spent time at Hardwick Hall (see attached photo) and the records do mention D.S.A.F. My father did talk about training paratroopers to jump and because the records don't mention any other postings abroad I am wondering if during WW2 he was mainly UK based at holding or training camps? This would tie in with what the researcher at the ParaData museum said: “Our records also list DJ McInnes 321586, now as a lieutenant, appears in our records again on RAF Ringway Course 121. This course ran from 18/6/44 to 3/7/44. Our records show he was then part of 1st Parachute Battalion, ITC (Infantry Training) So he may have been used as an instructor.” Moving forward to Palestine, the records state that from 10/12/46 he was in T10, 8 Para Bn. M.E.L.F. However, to the left of that in the margin it says under authority ‘5th Para Bn’ so I’m assuming he transferred over from them, though 5 Para were also serving in Palestine at that time so I’m not sure how to interpret that. There is a photo on ParaData which shows him in Palestine with 'T Coy' (see attached) We have several photos of him annotated 'officers quarters Netheravon' and one of him annotated 'RAF Liason Officer, Netheravon, 1947' so if he was involved on the training side I'm wondering if he might have been part of Exercise Longstop as 5th Scottish Bn and 2nd Para Brigade were also connected to that. I am slowly gathering pieces of a big jigsaw but it's figuring out how they all dovetail together! Another little nugget of background information is that I know he was friendly with Major General Anthony Deane Drummond. I remember him telling me about his heroic escapes as a POW in Italy and showing me a copy of his book 'Return Ticket'. There is a photo of ADD in civilian clothes among my father's army photos (see attached). Major Dean Drummond’s Signals unit was attached to the 2nd Parachute Brigade in North Africa. Perhaps them knowing each other may provide a clue to when or where they may both have been in a theatre of operation at the same time. Still much to research but I feel like I am steadily inching closer to my goal of creating a timeline narrative to accompany all the photos in the family memorabilia book. Everyone on here has been so helpful and any further suggestions in response to what the records show are most welcome!