I am trying to work out where my grandmother's cousin, Henry Adler, saw action during WW2. Henry was born June 14th 1917 in Glasgow. I have his Soldier's Service and Pay Book as well as his Soldier's Release Book. I also have some information written on the back of photographs. Any help or advice would be most appreciated.
What I know
According to his Service Book, Henry Adler was enlisted at Glasgow on 15th February 1940. His army number is 2824155. He joined the Royal Artillery in addition it says "A/S Group 26":
Later in the book it has a record of employment as an army tradesman:
Later in the book, in the medical classification section, probably sometime after 1943 although the dates are not clear, is a medical report completed by "Lieut Col RA, Commanding 208 Fd (SP) Regt RA".
Also, there are several A.F.W3084 forms which say Arm: R.A. (H.A.A.) and have the (H.A.A.) scored out and (FD) written after it. There are also several of the same forms which say Arm: H.A.A. His rank is always listed as GNR.
His Soldier's release book says R.A. (Field) and Sidcup Kent. There is a military dispersal unit stamp No.1 17 Feb 1946 Edinburgh. His Release Leave Certificate lists his rank as GNR and his unit, regt. or corps as '208 Fld. (SP) Regt R.A.' Place is listed as 21.ABPO and date 16 Jan 1946. The officer's signature is stamped 'Lieut, Colonel. R.A. Commanding 208 Field (S.P.) Regiment, R.A. There are other stamps including Carlisle and Edinburgh and later dates. It is also stamped WS14.
Photos which might help:
During 1941 there are photos of him in this same uniform in Dundee.
This photo shows him in uniform and beret. It could be India given the look of the man with the sewing machine on his right behind him but the sign on his left says Gent's Tailor in English. It isn't dated.