Help wanted with three abbreviations found in 1942 war diaries….. MRS, AMDI and MOISB The context in which they appear are repeated below…..any help would be appreciated… MRS perhaps Meals, Ration Soldier AMDI some sort of manning records office??? MOISB will have been a French bureau of some sort in North Africa….. D. Recommendations. 1. Dress. Battle dress should always be worn and the smock either rolled or worn. In the back part of the smock, pullover, shirt and socks can be inserted by opening up the lining. One basic pouch should hold first aid medical equipment and the other one emergency rations, water sterilising tablets, spare socks and one meal ration (MRS). 2. Rations. The ration is too heavy and not easily divisible into separate meals. I recommend the use of the MRS meal ration. 3rd April 1942 Hardwick Hall. In accordance with ADMS Airborne Division letter M/505/4 dated 1.4.1942 Major P R Wheatley RAMC reported to OC 2nd Parachute Battalion. Major Wheatley had travelled by road with a party of 15 ORs RAMC (including one QMS and one S/Sgt) and 5 ORs RASC from 181 Airborne Field Ambulance at Chilton Foliat. These ORs were attached to 2nd Parachute Battalion to assist in the formation of No 16 Airborne Field Ambulance and were to be returned to 181 FA when a Headquarters Staff in the new Field Ambulance was established. Four 30 cwt lorries were lent by 181 Field Ambulance. Officer i/c RAMC Records had detailed 260 ORs RAMC to report to Hardwick Camp on 6.4.1942. Major Wheatley was ordered to select from these, men suitable for parachute training and these would be posted to 16 Field Ambulance. In the first instance all these men are to be attached to 2nd Parachute Battalion for all purposes. Officers up to War Establishment of an Airborne Field Ambulance had also been posted by AMDI. Tuesday 1st December 1942. An eventful day. A Spitfire pilot shot down in Battalion area was entertained to lunch. M Borge arrived from MOISB as Arabic interpreter.