You're right - scanners rule! A page from my gran's (Zuliene Shortt) autograph book. She was 17 at the time, approx. 2 years before she met my grandad, (known as Leonard). So far, Eric unknown. But Eric is likely to have been Anglo-Indian, like my gran, living in Bangalore at the time. Len was about ten years older then my gran when they first saw each other in St Paul's Catholic church in Bangalore, which I did visit in 2008. Although, I don't know exactly, they apparently married not long after knowing each other, meaning my gran moved to England to live with his family. She had my mum, in 1942 and my uncle, Len in Dec 1944. After the war, she returned to India with my mum and uncle until it became independent in 1948. - Sorry I realise this is not particularly war-related, but I often think about this when considering that my grandad would have known that he was about to be a father for the second time, but never got to find out whether that baby would have been a daughter or a son. Photo: Les? and Len - no date, but must be between 1942ish and 1944 I guess. 4.