Hi Everyone! New to this forum – in fact pretty new to any forum! My Dad recently passed away and left us with many questions about what happened to him during WW2. Hope someone can help! He was called up or possibly volunteered (?) as soon as he was 18 having served with his local Home Guard from the beginning of the war, near Newmarket. The facts from his Army Record, which I have recently obtained, are that he joined Dec 1943, The East Surreys, TA, was sent for initial training (I think to Colchester) and posted to the Suffolk Regt mid-January 1944. He has told us at the end of his training, volunteers were sort to go to the Orkneys, and to his eternal regret many of mates from training perished in the D-Day landings. First question – does anyone know what ‘P.A. 3 C.I.D.’ means, this is dated 7th June 1944. I see no obvious mention of the Orkneys in the details I have been sent. I am trying to establish what happened to him between Jan and June 1944 – so my second question is, does anyone know of a dangerous mission to Norway from the Orkneys in this time frame. He told us that something he experienced in this period is what led to him being ‘Discharged – Permanently unfit for any form of Military Service’ later in 1944, suffering increasing mental problem for the rest of his life. He also mentioned something to do with a nuclear reactor, but from my research have only found information about Vemork, which was attacked and disabled in early 1943 and the only thing I can find in February 1944 is about the sinking of the SF Hydro, which seems to have been executed by a single commando. Hope this question is not too long winded!