Just speaking to one of my colleagues. He told me his Dad served in North Africa at the tail end of the LRDG ops and then "trained in Turkey" before being dropped behind enemy lines with his unit in Italy. My colleague said they blew up the bridges as the Germans retreated but all were eventually captured - Leslie was the last after six months on the run after the intended submarine pick up failed when the Germans sank the sub. He was captured by the Italians, handed to the Germans and then the Gestapo interrogated him to "find out what his wings meant". In hospital and down to five stone, an English soldier died one night so Leslie had his moustache shaved off and clothes swapped and became that dead soldier for the rest of the war. His wife in Australia, my colleague's Mum, was told he was dead. It would be interesting to cross-reference this lot. There are a couple of things that could be followed especially as he was a POW. A quick look on AWM turned up nothing but I'm at work and shouldn't be researching!