Does anyone know of independent forward fighting units associated with SOE? My Grandfather was interviewed at SOE (he obviously didn’t know that at the time and never used that name) in Baker Street, declined to be parachuted in Germany, and was sent to do commando training and then joined, what he called, a Tank Assault Regiment. This is what he wrote: “From the Aliens’ Pioneer Corps the major picked out three of us – myself and two brothers that I knew from Berlin… "A few days later we travelled up to London and went to a big red-brick building in Baker Street that had been the pre-war headquarters of British Rail. The person in overall charge was a Scottish man, Col. Buckmaster. Not long after I arrived I was shown into a large office and was introduced to a colonel and a major who had my army file in front of them… "But even if we can’t send you to Berlin, I don’t want to let you go, as you’re just the kind of man we’re looking for. I’m planning on sending you to join the 21st independent assault unit. Everyone in this group, about 3,000 men, will have been specially selected and trained… "I left Baker Street and was taken to an isolated place on the south coast where we were given further training on assault boat landings. We were shown the contours of the French coastline in detail and on a few occasions we actually landed there. One of the jobs we were being trained for was to be able to land secretly, capture German soldiers and bring them back to England for interrogation. However, in the future, our main task would be going into battle and helping other units who were in danger of losing ground or having to withdraw. It meant that we were always in the fiercest battles, in the worst conditions and taking part in the toughest fighting throughout the rest of the war… "There were about 20 of us on the course and part of our training was practical and included being taken out in an assault boat with all the equipment that was needed for our mission. We were shown how to jump quickly and safely from the craft as soon as the gate was lowered." My Grandfather served from 1/5/40 until 26/1/46. The only thing I can probably say for certain, is that his last unit according to his service record, was the 52nd Anti Tank Regiment. Thanks to anyone taking the time to read this.