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    War Diary: 69th Infantry Brigade Workshop REME

    Month and year: December 1944

    The December 1944 War Diary for the 69th Infantry Brigade Workshop REME covering their relocation from Belgium into France

    National Archive Reference: WO 171/652

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    Page 1 of 3
    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
    ROULERS BELGIUM1-12-440530Unit convoy arrived Roulersl adv party
    contacted & tps accommodated civilian
    2-12-441000Major SF Coaten advised personnel of Division
    being reformed and that certain units
    had already been posted to other fmns
    future program of this wksp was to
    service Ex Divisional Tpt & then deliver
    them to 50th (Northumberland) Divisional field
    Park for re-issue. The Telecom Section -
    armament & SA Sections of this wksp would
    be detached to 151 Infantry Brigade Wksp REME
    who were servicing all fd equiptment &
    SA Major Loathen further advised that
    Page 2 of 3
    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
    LAD personnel of 50 th (Northumbrian) Division
    would be attached either to 69th of 151
    Wksp for repair work
    ROULERS6-12-44Armt Sec, SA & Telecom SEcs detached to
    151 Inf Bde Wksp REME
    "7-12-44REME personel from 50th (Northumbrian) Divisional
    Signals, 69 Bde HQ, Bns & LAD's att'd
    this wksp for duty.
    "8-12-4410001 offr & 10 ORs attended investiture by Fd Marshall
    1500Sir BL Montgomery KCB DSO at YPRES
    Page 3 of 3
    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
    ROULES9-12-44 to 24-12-44Normal Wksp procedure
    25-12-44 to 26-12-44Wksp not functioning during these two days
    "27-12-441100Unit moved from Roulers to TOUCOING, FRANEC
    Taking our Requisitioned Property & billets
    vacated by 231 Div Bde Wksp REME
    - HQ address Chateau JONVILLE, RUE DU
    TOUCOING28-12-44 to 31-12-44Normal Wksp procedure