Does anyone know where I can go to get access to the war diaries for the 1st Battalion Herts. My grandfather was in the motor transport section of this regiment and I know he was in Gibraltar, Italy and Palestine. We have a collection of photos he took titled North Africa invasion where were taken on the ships and shows the landings with US troops and flags in the shots. I am assuming that this is part of Operation torch in Nov 1942, where some troops departed from Gibraltar. Yet we don't have an African Star medal for him. Searching online I can't find any reference to this regiment taking part in Operation Torch or any part in the action in North Africa. But we do have a collection of photos of his from Egypt too. But I am assume this was at the end of the war after his time in Palestine in 1945 (again loads of photos). We know he was in Italy within the family there is a story that he was a driver for Monty in Italy but I need to see if I can track down documentary proof.