Hello First post for me. My late father served in WW2 in the RN as an Able Seaman PTI. During his lifetime he talked little of it and whilst he didn't, as far as we know, see action, I would like to gain more understanding of his service. Hope someone can point me to some references. After some gunnery training he was transferred to become a PTI and spent most if not all his time in Ceylon and India. He talked of being based at Trincomelee in Ceylon but also of serving at Wellington Barracks which is close to one of the famous Hill Stations in southern India called Ooty. He said that Wellington Barracks served as a R & R location - was this just RN or tri-service? His duties included acting part time as a military policeman ! He said this was usually patrolling at night to scoop up drunk servicemen who had overdone the second R in R & R !! He returned home after VJ Day in HMS Indefatigable Thats about the sum total of my knowledge! Can anyone throw anymore light or provide links to references about the RN at these locations -particularly the role of Wellington Barracks in WW2? thanks The Barracks still exists - now one of the Indian Army Officer training centres.