This is a little long winded but its the only way I can try to give the info I have to you as I search for more about my Grandad. He joined up in 1938 according to his service record card with the Royal Welch fusilliers that were based in the barracks in wrexham that being his nearest point as he was from FLINT. Now on his service pay book it states he was a gunnerand a part of the B.E.F . it also says the words Para 390 ( XV11G) which i dont have a clue about. Now it gets strange as I also have a letter from the Military to my Nan which says that he had not been seen or heard of and they are looking at the fact he was missing but would do all they could to help as my Nan had not heard from him. Now I also have a POW dog tag which was his which is from Stalag XX1B in Poland which on his Demob card says was his. Now I have run checks on his military roll number and there is no record of him ever being in the forces and the fact he had to children one in 43 and the other in 45 means he could not have been in that POW camp for five yrs. The other thing is that he told me when that he was caught by the Japanese and put in a POW camp in malaya but escaped. There are no record for this also which I find weird untill my uncle told me a bit of info the other night. According to him his Dad was dropped off by a sub on the Island of Rhodes to train resistance fighters with another two soldiers and was in some sort of special ops team. They worked out there untill someone leaked some info on them and the village in which they trained was attacked by German forces and wiped out. As long as I new him he would never talk of the war and my uncle says it was for this reason and he blamed himself for the tragic events that happend to the local Greeks. Also in the late 80s my uncle was told there was a bar in Rhodes that had a picture of the three British service men out there which had the words DICKY WILLIAMS on the photo. this is what the Islanders new him as and through a contact the owner eventually rang my grandad up at his home. His son asked who was calling and in broken English a voice asked for Dicky williams. My grandad took the phone and according to his son started to talk fluent Greek down the phone which shocked the life out of him. After the phone call he asked what was going on and he said his Dad had tears flowing down his face but said they want me to go back but I cant. Now whatever happend or what ever he did there is no records what so ever and I would be so greatful if someone could point me in the right direction. name Richard Williams rank gunner his army no was 4193730 and according to his papers he served from 1938 to 45 with Royal welch fusilliers 21/3/38 to 27/11/38 Royal artillery ( field)28/11/38 to 22/11/45 Please if anyone could help I would be very greatful indeed. I can also be contacted by e mail. firstname.lastname@example.org many thanks David Williams.