Sadly my Grandfather passed away this week and I'm hoping that some members on here can help me tie up some lose ends. He served throughout WW2 with the Rifle Brigade in North Africa (took part in the action at Kidney Ridge) Sicily and Italy. He was always reluctant to speak about his war service and due to this very little is known within the family beyond the brief details above and the fact that he was overseas for 5 years. Can anyone help with directing me to any websites or other points of information that could give details of unit history during WW2. Also he used to attend the Mile End branch of the Rifle Brigade association which I'm told no longer exists, I presume (hoping) that this branch was absorbed by another and wish to inform them of our loss. Again, can anyone help with this. Lastly, I have his medals which are mounted on a board and 3 of them (39-45 star, N Africa star and Italy star) look tarnished. Should I attempt to have these cleaned or leave alone, I dont want to do anything that may damage them. Thanks for your help, my Nan is still alive and I know any info will really help her and my Mum at this time. "Miss you Grandad".