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|Hello Terry, you will be very lucky to locate a Service Record for someone that served during the periods 1921 - Present day on the Internet or on a Genealogy website.|
Although we do have a few Military Records available these have been located using researchers and other reference materials.
You may be best served for most of your requirements by contacting the MOD directly:
Army Personnel Centre Secretariat
Mail Point 515
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX
You must be the Next of Kin though to obtain these records:
For relatives wishing to obtain Service Records of Deceased soldiers they must apply to the same centre using the prefix:
Army Personnel Centre,
Mail Point 555
A widow or widower can obtain a search for their late spouses Service records free of charge, where as for any other family member there is a charge of £30 (currently). These searches much be accompanied by a Kinship form and a Search Document.
Full details of how to go about this procedure can be found on the veterans-uk.info website.
Please note however these charges are for a search only: they do not guarantee a record will be found & produced, many may have been lost or are even still classified in certain special circumstances.
If you need more information on the snipe ridge El Alamein action, then you would be best to locate the War Diary of the unit your Grandfather was in, as you have not given any details of the unit in your post I am unable to do any quick research for you.
War Diaries are held in The National Archives, these usually give a short but true and factual account of the action as they are (Supposed to be) completed by the Commanding Officer or Designated Officer of the unit involved in the action.
It must be accepted as a principle that the rifle, effective as it is, cannot replace the devastation produced on the enemy by the speed of the horse, the magnetism of the charge, and the terror of cold steel. - British Army Cavalry training manual 1907