Can anyone tell me the purpose of the red book on leaving the army. I was told that this should be handed to any potential employer when turning up for an interview. What a crock of sh*t that advice was. I have been out of the army for 5 years now and never once have I been asked about the red book during interviews and I would feel ashamed to had it over for some civvy to browse through as the information it holds is pants. Is it supposed to be some sort of military CV? On another note - when constructing your own CV for job hunting, I have found that you can just about make up any kind of bullshit for your military career. You can insert any kind of information during your military service that relates to the job you are going for and potential employers have no way of verifying your claims. If references are asked for then you state that person has been posted, cant trace him etc.. It worked for me!