I'm currently reading the most excellent book (That Rich P Recommended) 'ASSIGNMENT TO CATASTROPHE,VOLUME 1, PRELUDE TO DUNKIRK JULY 1939-MAY 1940, BY MAJOR -GENERAL SIR EDWARD L.SPEARS KBE,CB.MC.' Here's some info on Spears-Quite an interesting life he lived. (I'm only half way through the first volumne and I have really lwarmed to him) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Spears He was Churchill's personal representative to Paul Reynaud in 1940. It's a great insight into all the politics of what happened and reveals some real gems of info. Anyway: I may have missed this in the previous books I've read but Spears writes in his book that the Irish and Welsh Guards that were sent to Boulogne on 22nd May were the last two regular army battalions in England. Is this true?