Dad died a few days ago aged 92 Raymond William English Royal Engineers 339482. He served from Feb 1945 to Aug 1955 but would say little as many experiences shocked him. While he was 'post war' he served in India, Malaya, Singapore, Burma and Germany. He sank one of our merchant vessels in India by dropping a steam roller through it, as you do (home made crane). He fought the Japanese somewhere and was shocked by seeing our troops fall into their clever pits and be impaled. He killed many Japanese using a flame thrower as they tried to exit large underground holes. I guess this was Malaya. In Burma he was shocked to come across British troops skinned alive using bamboo knives or split apart having been tied to sprung trees. I don't know what he saw our troops do to others. He has a Burma medal, perhaps just a campaign medal, uncollected as he was so disgusted by that campaign. Like many who saw horrors he has said very little over the years. His funeral is on Dec 15th and I'd like to fill in some blanks before then. The MOD website wants me to post forms to them with a £30 cheque which already suggests a lengthy delay. A civvy website www.forces-war-records.co.uk/records/ asks for £8.95 to log in & get reco0rds which sounds both cheaper & faster, any experience gratefully received ie I will try the latter unless I get quick feedback that they are a scam?