If I'm posting this on the wrong forum, I apologise. I'm trying to sort out the army career of a relative, and it's all a bit confusing. He served in Palestine in 45/46, in the Royal Signals. I believe he was a CQMS, in the TA. This is where it gets confusing. I have the records from the London paper about his promotions after the war to Lt and eventually Major in the late 1950s/60s, all in the TA. His family claim he was at El Alamein as a ranking officer, with a staff car. Is it conceivable that a ranking officer in the regulars could be a lesser rank in the TA? Would somebody who had been at El Alamein actually be back in Palestine with the TA? The name, in case anybody can help, is Robert Cyril Steel, 322382. My Dad was badly wounded in the desert, and was only a private, and I really believe this other branch of the family is bullshitting. Any thoughts or help would be gratefully received.