Hello, I am new to this forum and hoping to learn more information about the World War 2 service of my grandfather, who passed away in 1975. I have only a few details to work with, the fact that he was with an armoured unit, and the names of some of the places he served at in North-West Europe in 1944-45. I have been able to deduce, but not confirm, that he landed on Gold Beach Normandy on D-Day or D+1 with the 24th Lancers. (He told my father he landed at Arromanches at the invasion). I don’t know which squadron or sub-unit, or what his rank or role was. He told my father he was at Falaise, which leads me to believe that he was transferred from the 24th Lancers to the 23rd Hussars when the 24th were disbanded at the end of July, 1944. He was also present at the liberation of Belsen in April, 1945 (which would confirm his being with the 23rd) and, possibly in one of the most bizarre details of the few I have, was treated for serious haemorrhoids (don’t laugh!) by Army doctors on Luneburg heath south of Hamburg in April/May 1945. My Grandfather was born on 30 September 1902 in Walworth London, which means he would have been in his early forties in 1944-45. He had previous service in the 1920s with the 12th Royal Lancers (on horseback before they gave up their horses in 1928). He left the 12th back then with the rank of Trooper. I intend, with my father’s permission, to access his service records through the MoD, but thought I would introduce myself, and my grandfather, here in the hope of learning any other details. Many thanks.