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I don't know if there should be a medal to go with that.I have a birthday card which he sent me with T 50124 Dvr R Heaton, H Q 5th Div, BEF on the back.All I know is that Dad served with Johnny Player who I think died.My Father, Robert Heaton, was in the RASC and served with the BEF in Europe and later with the Eighth Army in the Middle East (and I think in Italy) after the war he was with BAOR in Germany.
The 11th Hussars took part in Operation Compass that was launched against the Italian forces in Egypt and Libya.
Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to WW2.
We would like to obtain digital copies of any documents or photographs relating to WW2 you may have at home.
He served in the RASC in East Africa and then in Italy. I have recently discovered a diary he appears to written after the war in which he recounts his experiences from setting off up the Clyde in May 1942, to arriving in Egypt 9 weeks later.
I would be interested to hear from anyone who has information about him as all I have are his diary, some photos and his medals which although give a good picture of the war and his experiences, I would like to know more about what he was like as a person.
I think he may have transferred regiments, as his service medals are in a box which has RA (presumably Royal Artillery) on the back.