Earlier in the year I wrote a post concerning a question I had over my Grandfathers military service. It can be found here : http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/49099-egypt-camp-kilya-camp-balikesir/ The gist of the post was that I have photos of my Grandfather with place names and dates on the back. He was 1st RTR, and I assumed they were Egypt, hence the title of the post. After some atlas searching, I found the places were actually all around Turkey. This was confusing, because: -He was RTR, and they were around the Egypt area on those dates. -He was a tank driver, yet the photos show more construction vehicles, and the building of airstrips, etc. -Everyone seemed to be dressed in cilvilian clothing. -Turkey was neutral during the war. I have now learnt something quite interesting. My Mother met up with family at the weekend, and one of the family members served with my Grandfather. He now recalls that My Grandfather was seconded to a unit that was instructing the Turkish Army in various tasks. It makes sense as he was a tank driver, but I know they were also trained as mechanics (he was regular Army before the war, so different training to enlisted men). So that explains alot, but also gives me more questions: -Why send valuable skilled men to teach a neutral army when im sure they were needed more in the combat area? -I have photos which have written on the back 'Playing the I.Army at football' I take the 'I' to mean Italian, so does this mean the Italian army were also there? Were they also instructing? Surely you would not have two berligerent nations in a neutral country together? If anyone can shed more light on this, I would be very pleased to hear. Also, how could I go further in researching this?