We've been looking through a scrapbook that contains details of my FiL's military service. He entered Sandhurst in August 39, left in Jan 40, was posted to the Devonshire's RHQ, and stayed there until June 40. He then volunteered for what I think were still called the Special Service units, and spent 6 months on courses in Scotland. By this time his unit was called 3 Commando, but he left to return to his regt in Jan 41, just before the unit took part in an action on the Lofoten islands, according to the notes. It would be interesting to find out why he left. He was not yet 20, with no regimental experience, so it seems quite likely that his CO sent him back to his regiment to get some proper experience. He subsequently fought with the Devons in Burma finishing as an acting Major and Coy Cmdr, leading his Coy on at least one operation behind enemy lines, so he did his bit in the end. Any thoughts on where to look?