Hi I'm looking for some help and advice on tracing my grandads movements during ww2. I have had his service records sent to me but am struggling to research where his unit was and any action they may have been involved in especially in Italy. J Shuttleworth trooper service no. 3451370 Joined 15th July 1939 - believe he was training for 6 months 1st November joined 1st & 5th lanc fusiliers In france from 14th april 1940 (part of 125th brigade lf) to 8th June 1940 (although I see online his brigade was evacuated on 30th may?) Home 9th June 1940 to 27th march 1944 (1st 11th 1941 transferred to 108th RAC) Italy 28th march 1944 - 12th jan 1946 9th queens royal lancers rac Both his statement of service and his military history sheet show he disembarked for North Africa however he always spoke of serving in Italy and doesn't have an African medal (has italian star) and his unit was in Italy by this time so presume he thought was going to North Africa but actually went to Italy. I am really struggling with Tracing the movements of the 9th lancers during my grandads time in Italy and understanding what battles if any they where involved in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My grandad did not like talking about the war and the only things he said to my dad where that: 1. He was a tank driver 2. That he was mentioned in a book when in Italy he was driving the 1st tank in a line and the 2nd one was taken out. 3. When they first arrived in Italy they came across allot of fresh fruit and gorged themselves and if the axis had launched a counter attack they would have found most of the allied soldiers on the loo! Let me know if any further info would help! Thanks.