Oh well, in for a penny....... As a child of the 50's, I can remember my Dad telling us the odd story about his time in the War. As a Territorial he was called up immediately at the outbreak, and was posted to the Norfolk Coast on invasion watch. It was only after my Dad died in 1982 that I became aware of a photograph that existed of my Dad that appeared in a newspaper in 1941 . I have never seen this picture and have been searching for it for over 30 years on and off. In the picture he is in battledress, porting a Thomson sub machine gun and running through bombed buildings with smoke billowing. according to the official history of the Regt, the 5th Bn were in Scotland in 1940 moving to Northwich in 1941. My Mum heard that a picture had been in the paper from a chap who had been home on leave and she sent away to the newspaper to get a copy, which she apparently did. This picture has been lost. One detail that we did have was that Dad had said there was a strong smell of burning sugar in the air at the time of the picture, which made me think that perhaps it was in Liverpool somewhere near the Tate and Lyle factory in Bootle which was hit during the blitz. The regiment did send troops to Liverpool after heavy raids. I have visited the Collingdale Newspaper Library, without any success. Being a new member to WW2talk, I have been amazed to read some of the accounts and to see how sympathetically questions are answered. There is such a wealth of information out there. Dad was one of the lucky ones from the 5th as he was transferred before embarkation to Singapore,he ended up in 5th Railway Operating Coy, taking trains from Caen to Paris and on into Holland, but that's a whole other project!