Hi there, I have recently been going through my Great Grandfather's service records from WW2 with my Grandfather and we've come across something a few things that we're curious about. Unfortunately my Great Grandfather died when I was too young to be curious about this sort of thing so I'm asking you all for help! So far we have: enlisted in 1940, sent to reserves, recalled and posted to 9th btn, Devonshire Regiment which was then disbanded and soldiers were retrained as part of 147 Regiment RAC (and other regiments too), before this he attended conversion training in the 59th and 57th Training Regiments, RAC. He qualified as a Gunner/Mechanic (for a Churchill tank I assume - Grandfather said he was a driver but maybe this was a fable he was told by his father), arrived in NWE on 01/07/1944, then transferred from his trade on 28/01/1945, was classiffied 1A or A1, completed trade training as a Cook on 01/04/1945 and was classified 1A again (but in another document he was classified as B3 which was changed to A4 in 1943 according to this document which would make him suitable for "ordinary purposes, but not shooting or driving"). On 25/06/1945 it looks like he was permanently transferred to the ACC where he served with 1st btn, Manchester Regiment.. but on his release form it says that he was a truck driver who turned his hand to cooking - the plot thickens! Condensed service record card: RAC training card: A couple of questions: Removed from trade at own request - was this normal? See documents below: What we could decipher was something along the lines of "Removed. from trade of G/M (gunner mechanic) and reverts to normal rates of pay at own request" On the same day he was classified as 1A which I thought was weird because he would presumably be physically (maybe not mentally) fit for service. As shown above training to be a cook was completed on 01/04/1945, there is something about "Remains PA..." and "Remains P/A this way" in the bottom red box - remains permanently assigned or something - what does this mean? More zoomed in photo: Other oddities include Reclassification as B3 (A4) upon completion(????) of Cook training Big blank section in the middle of records where "all the interesting stuff should be i.e when posted to the combat zone" "P/attd 147 Regt RAC" - what does this mean? Discharge papers: Apologies for the wall of text! Cheers, Matt.