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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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Page 1 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
BAYEUX 1-7-44 - 3-7-44 Normal wksp proceedure
" 4-7-44 Weekly 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 10-7-44 Normal wksp proceedure
" 11-7-44 Weekly 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 17-7-44 Normal wksp proceedure
Page 2 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
Bayeux 18-7-44 Weekly Summary of repair works completed totals
261 Jobs - ie. - 107 B Vehs. 4 A Vehs. 20 Telecom
34 Instruments + 96 miscellanious.
2300 Unit rear party arrived from disembarkation
" 20-7-44 Lt Col Baker DDME called saw Major Coaten
regarding wksp accommodation
" 25-7-44 Movement 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
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
Bayeux 26-7-44 1000 Major SF Coaten recced for new wksp site -
movement for 27th confirmed.
Vehs + equipment loaded + wksp cleared
ready for movement
" 27-7-44 0800 Coy moved in three parties to new location
at MR 792740 Sheet 7F/1 France 1/50000
28-7-44 1800 Orders 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.
820725 29-7-44 0600 Coy moved to MR 820725 Sheet 7F/1 France
1/50,000
Page 4 of 4
Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
820725 30-7-44 Normal wksp procedure
31-7-44 Major 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/
16-7-44 0300 Moved from RCRP2 to Embarkation Point, and embarked at
1100 hrs.
18-7-44 1530 Disembarkation 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