I have recently received a copy of my grandfather's service record and from what we understood he was there during the Sicily Invasion - ahead of everyone else (I started a different thread a while ago asking if anyone had heard about REME landing early). However, his service record shows that he wasn't part of the CMF until July 1944 (I think). In one of the right hand columns it is stated 8th August '43: 47/44 (off) REME/ME & 13 Oct '43 P20.48/44 (off) REME/ME - does this mean that he was away from REME on those dates? There doesn't seem to be anything like that prior to August. I have attached the two pages I am referring to. Does anyone have any ideas please? Thanks. Jules.