My fathers service records have turned up, it only took a year and a half, though as I had moved they posted them to my old address, though they had been notified of the move and when I contacted them last week they said they would send me a new set ASAP.
I was finally able to find out which Division he served with (at the start of the war), the 53rd Welsh TA in the divisional signals and to find out a bit about his mention in despatches, though only the page number and the date it was gazetted in the London Gazette on the 27th of November 1945. Interestingly the army have him as being born on the 27th of November 1917, whilst his birth certificate has him as being born on the same date in 1919. Either way his mention was posted on his birthday, though not sure if it was his 28th or his 26th.
I'm still working my way through the documents and will post them when I can copy them, though I notice he was on his way to Malaya and was diverted to the Middle East,though I have yet to work out which unit he served with as I am sure the 53rd Welsh did not serve in that area, only at home and then in N. Europe after D Day.
Viewing Page 5808 of Issue 37368 He is listed about one third down on the left hand column.
More to follow.