I've been looking into my father's naval career, his name was Stephen Dennis Elwell. Unfortunately my father died in 1996 and I only have his badges, medals and 3 photographs (2 of him in uniform & 1 of him in a group) . My mother is still alive and therefore as his next of kin she was able to apply for his navy records which we have received. From 20/04/1943 to 07/12/1943 his Rank/Rating held was 'Probationary Sick Berth Attendant' in/on various Ship/Shore Establishments including HMS Glendower (first place) & HMS Shrapnel(Government Training Centre, Letchworth) the last place in this position. Would anyone be able to give me more information about this role and what it entailed? From 08/12/1943 he was then a Wireman (LC) on HMS Shrapnel (Government Training Centre, Letchworth) and continued with this profession as shown below From 16/12/1943 HMS Drake (Ports Division, Plymouth, Devonport) From 19/12/1943 HMS Dundonald (Combined Operations Base, Auchengate) From 05/01/1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations Pay & Drafting Office) From 01/02/1944 HMS Westcliff (Combined Operations Base, Southend) From 01/04/1944 LCT 924 From 09/09/1944 HMS Foliot (Landing Craft Base, Plymouth) From 16/09/1944 HMS Hopetoun (Landing Craft & Mine Sweeper Base, Port Edgar) From 05/10/1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations Pay & Drafting Office) He was invalided from Naval service on 17/01/1945. Does anyone know what the role of a Wireman (LC) was? What does the LC mean? Was there a reason why he would be in places for what seems a very short while except for the one between 01/04/1944 to 08/09/1944? Any information provided would be gratefully received or if there are any websites which could give me more information would also be welcomed.