Hi all, I haven't done anything in pursuing information on my merchant marine grandfather (on my mother's side) but my dad wondered about HIS father on the weekend so I thought maybe I'd really try to get the ball rolling on his father. His father - my paternal grandfather - was Donald Alan Camfield. Reportedly he started out in the Tank Corps and was being trained as a driver but when something about his education came to light (he had been at Oxford studying German) he went through officer training for Intelligence and worked at Bletchley Park in translation, and my father said he was acting as Major at war's end. My father just found this in the London Gazette records: "INTELLIGENCE CORPS.The undermentioned Cadets to be 2nd Lts.,25th Oct. 1941: ? Donald Alan CAMFIELD (214512).Alan Norman PHILLIPS (214516).R.W. Fus.Denis Harcourt EDMONDS (214061).John Shaw Scotlands…" So would 214512 have been his service number? Is that all I need to request his service record?