Ah. Right-oh. I never served in Germany so did not know that.Ration cards and fuel coupons were still alive and kicking within BFG when I left in 2001. It was all to do with certain items on sale in the NAAFI being duty free. You used to get a monthly allocation of fuel coupons to exchange in local garages as well; when driving back to the UK in your own car the last place you could use them to fill your tank was in the garage at Wankum (cause of much mirth) on the German/Dutch border.