I've been looking through my great uncle's service record to write up his WWII experiences. I spotted that the date of his arrival in North Africa coincides with the date for Operation Torch. The fact that he was in Scotland shortly beforehand, where I know some training took place for the operation, supports the possibility. In addition, he was captured at the battle of Tebourba in Dec on '42, which I think came from the initial push of Operation Torch as they aimed for Tunis. However, I'm thrown by his date of embarkment which seems too early in comparison with the details I've found about the transit for the operation. Also I can find no mention of his battery (84th) or regiment (49th LAA) in any of the documentation. I'm planning on looking up the war diaries for the 49th but with the Archives on semi-lockdown still, it's a bit tricky to get in. Does anybody have any insight into whether I'm right about this or any tips on how I could find out more? On a side query: his service record doesn't mention any training before being posted to 35th battery, 12th (Finsbury Rifles) LAA, is that normal? Would training normally be mentioned on the B103 form? Perhaps the training took place in that unit? Thanks in advance!