I am attempting to trace my father’s footsteps following the invasion of Sicily and path throughout Italy. He was a ground wireless operator with the RAF attached to the 8th army and had been fighting in N Africa beforehand. The only information I have is on the back of a war photo which says ‘9 desert corps 2 wing’ which was taken in N Africa.
i hadn’t realised that the service records for WW2 were still classified, even though I’m given to understand I can apply as a living next of kin.
I would be very grateful if somebody could suggest how I go about this.