I'm trying to create a timeline of my father's army career so I can include it alongside a collection of his army photos in a memorabilia book which can be handed down through our family. I'd appreciate any help with suggestions of countries he might have been stationed in or conflicts his units may have been involved in, which could provide a base for further reading/research on my part. His name was Donald John McInnes he started his army service in the Cameron Highlanders, followed by the Parachute Regiment. His army numbers were 2933882 and 321586. His DOB was 11-09-1917. He definitely saw service in North Africa, Italy, Palestine and Korea. My sources are as follows: 1. Some basic records information I obtained from xxxx site, these documents I have posted below. 2. Clues I found among his personal papers include: A letter from the War Office listing his service history (see attached document below) Photos annotated on the back that include references to Officers Quarters RAF Netheravon 1947, Liason Officer RAF Netheravon 1948, RAF Hospital Wroughton (no date), Trans-jordan 1946, troop train Port Said to Cairo 1946, Haifa 1947, Ramat David 1947... to name a few. A parish 'Role of Honour' book in which he is listed as 'Wounded in Sicily'* and 'Survivor at Arnhem' 3. Family oral history: *I recall him referring to a scar on his side from "A parachute drop that went wrong in Sicily due to wrong information and he landed badly on a railing which pierced his side". I also definitely remember him saying he served in all the countries listed above. After Palestine, in 1949 he was stationed as an adjutant at Hatston in Orkney, where his role was to decommission the military base there. He served in Korea from Easter 1950 to Dec 1950. Whilst there (or shortly thereafter) he was promoted from Captain to Major. I can't find any confirmation of this or information about his time in Korea but I do have a photo (posted below) He is in the middle in the white shirt with captains pips. After Korea he joined The Royal Army Educational Corps for two years and taught at the Royal Victoria School for Servicemen's children in Dunblane. He left the army in 1953 to pursue a full time career in education. He passed away in 1993. We have a box with all his medals which are at my sister's. I will be able to access them eventaully but the Covid situation means I can't travel there at present. A bit of background reading suggests part of the Cameron Highlanders formed the 5th(Scottish) Parachute Battalion? Could he have been in that and did this become part of the 1st Airborne Battalion - or am I going off in the wrong direction? This is the first time I have ever tried to research anything so I am starting from a place of zero knowledge. Background reading about WW2 is helping me put things in context but I am still going round in circles ! As I mentioned before, my intention is to create a narrative that can go in a memorabilia book to be handed down through our family. My dad came from a large, poor, crofting family in the Hebrides. He was the only sibling to win a scholarship to go on to high school in Inverness, then onto Glasgow University, then into the army. I think he achieved such a lot in his life and I don't want this to become lost which is why I want to document his life for my own family, my sister's family and the next generation of children. I would really appreciate some guidance from members here. Any suggestions, however small, to help me create a timeline of possible units & postings would be very welcome. Thank you, Shona Edit by Moderator: All reference to another website removed.