I am looking to verify of get further details of a piece of family history. Can anyone help? My grandfather on my mothers side served as a scaley in the RAF during WW2. He didn't ever talk much about his war, but was quite bitter about his experience. For years it was thought that he was posted in India, and Nan didn't do anything to dispel that thought. Anyway Grandad died 25+ years ago and Nan followed him about three years ago. After her death, a cousin wrote to my mum, and basically filled in a load of gaps. So the story goes, Grandad was sent to Singapore and was there when it fell to the Japs in 1942 (I think). Mum's cousin tells us that all the officers and their hangers on got onto ships and bugged out sharpish, leaving the ORs with a ratpack and machete each with which to get on with it. By all accounts, having been listed MIA, he then escape and evaded through the South Pacific, island hopping and ending up in Australia, having linked up with soldiers from the Black Watch on the way. He then came back on a troop ship via Suez (explains some Egypt photos in his effects) Some time in '44 or '45 he walks through the door at Nan's house, which was the first anyone had seen or heard of him since being listed MIA. I do know he never applied for any of his medals and was never keen to talk about his war. This all sounds very far fetched, but then alot of people had fearsome stories to tell from that war. So, can anyone verify that this could be a true story.