War Diary: 69th Infantry Brigade Workshop REME

Month and year: July 1944

The July 1944 War Diary for the 69th Infantry Brigade Workshop REME covering the advance elements repair work and the rear parties arrival.

National Archive Reference: WO 171/652

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PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
BAYEUX1-7-44 - 3-7-44Normal wksp proceedure
"4-7-44Weekly Summary repairs work completed totals
231 jobs - as follows - 91 B Vehs. 3 A Vehs. 29 Telecom
42 Instruments. 2 Guns. + 64 miscellanious
"5-7-44 to 10-7-44Normal wksp proceedure
"11-7-44Weekly Summary repairs work completed totals
227 jobs - as follows - 98 B Vehs. 6 A Vehs. 9 Telecom
35 Instruments and 79 miscellanious
12-7-44 to 17-7-44Normal wksp proceedure
Page 2 of 4
PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
Bayeux18-7-44Weekly Summary of repair works completed totals
261 Jobs - ie. - 107 B Vehs. 4 A Vehs. 20 Telecom
34 Instruments + 96 miscellanious.
2300Unit rear party arrived from disembarkation
"20-7-44Lt Col Baker DDME called saw Major Coaten
regarding wksp accommodation
"25-7-44Movement order received for 27th from CREME
50th (Northumbrian) Division:
Weekly Summary of repair works completed totals
350 Jobs - ie. - 153 B Vehs. 4 A Vehs. 23 Telecom
27 Instruments + 143 miscellaneous.
Page 3 of 4
PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
Bayeux26-7-441000Major SF Coaten recced for new wksp site -
movement for 27th confirmed.
Vehs + equipment loaded + wksp cleared
ready for movement
"27-7-440800Coy moved in three parties to new location
at MR 792740 Sheet 7F/1 France 1/50000
28-7-441800Orders received from CREME for further movement
Vehs re-loaded. Major Coaten proceeded to
new location MR 820725 to arrange layout
of wksp, returning at 2030 hrs.
82072529-7-440600Coy moved to MR 820725 Sheet 7F/1 France
1/50,000
Page 4 of 4
PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
82072530-7-44Normal wksp procedure
31-7-44Major Coaten visited CREME's office
General
The residual personnel of this unit which
arrived Bayeux 18/7/44 moved from the arborfield UK
on 15/7/44 to RCRP.2 and stayed the night/
16-7-440300Moved from RCRP2 to Embarkation Point, and embarked at
1100 hrs.
18-7-441530Disembarkation completed; then held by MC until 2200
hrs before being permitted to proceed to Bayeux.
AF's W300B & W3009B appended to Original copy War Diary