I was very impressed finding a post from 2009 concerning the battery my father was in from 1940 to 1942. I am delighted to say that the post instigator and I am now in touch thanks to WW2Talk. I have been through most of the suggestions for further research suggested in the 2009 post, though there are couple of questions that others might have the answers to, On the handwritten War Diary for the 27 LAA there is mention of what looks like 'Ammatures' who seem to be soldiers either transferred or recruits. Search engines have not revealed what they are. The War Diary also gives locations in North Africa, most of which we can find - Port Tufik (Tewfiq), El Quassasin and Sofafi, One however has eluded us - Sauyet-auled-Ali. It could be near Mersa Matruh or Sidi Birrani. Checking the North Africa airfield sites online has not revealed the location. The spelling may be incorrect, of course, but any pointers would be helpful. Having only just come across the WW2Talk site, I am very impressed at the sharing of knowledge you all have.