although any evidence I have at this stage is anecdotal there were a great many NRMA troops that volunteered for overseas service over the course of the war. I expect that it would be difficult to track them as they would have to 'volunteer' to go...some likely did so to avoid some worse form of punishment due court martial, others changed their minds. the 12000 in February '45 were ordered to go under provisions of the act many of these disappeared during their embarkation leave. There was almost 80000 trained NRMA infantry men alone in Canada at this time. Actually DRyan your posting a few weeks ago indicated that a number units went over well after the last divisional troops went in '42. This surprised me and I was left thinking that these would have been mixed battalions of volunteers and NRMA personnel at this stage of the war.