National Archive Reference: WO 171/716
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|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events and Information|
|Wksp. accommodation gradually improved throughout the month. A |
large area of hard standing was made on the verge of a side road, and
|various sections were moved to barns and sheds scattered over the village of |
Bouningen. As a result it was finally possible for all personnel to work
|out of the mud, and for many men to work under cover. This required some |
reorganisation, due to the scattered wksp. layout.
|Due to the Div's. static role, work was not excessive, but many|
|Div. vehicles required accident repairs, as the road conditions became |
|2. RECOVERY SECTION|
|This section has been fairly slack due to the static condition.|
|On 27 November the section moved on to the Waal-Lek "Island" where there was |
much work due to the very bad state of the side roads. The section also
|had an evacuation role, in the event of German flooding of the "island".|
|3. GENERAL Gradually, during November, all men were moved into private|
|billets. It was found that with the fuel allotment and bad weather, men could |
not be kept warm or with dry clothes, in barns or under canvas.
|On 29 November, the unit moved to Ypres in Belgium, mostly in the|
|dark. The long move was most successful, and the Ypres accommodation excellent.|