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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 15 Bridging Platoon R.E.|
|Month and Year: March 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt. G. Sumner R.E.|
|ELY||1||3 Bailey vehicles on exercise with 295 Field Coy., R.E. 2 Vehicles being waterproofed. 3 Sappers on Bridging dump as storeman fro 235 Field Park Coy., R.E.|
|2||Lt. G Sumner returned from leave. Works and maintenance.|
|3||Unit Sgt. proceeded on leave. 3 Bailey vehicles in exercise with 295 Field Coy., R.E. 8 vehicles collecting stores for 235 Field Park Coy., R.E.|
|4||Conservancy. Unit played N.F.S. at football – won 2 – 0.|
|5||Lt. G Sumner and 1 N.C.O. proceeded to SOUTHEND ON SEA for 6 day Waterproofing Course. Day of rest. Voluntary Church Services.|
|6||Bailey Stores loaded by 505 Field Coy., R.E.|
|7||Bailey Equipment on exercise with 505 Field Coy., R.E. Stores unloaded and personnel attached to 505 Field Coy., R.E. 1 N.C.O. on waterproofing with REME, L.A.D. 235 Field Park Coy., R.E.|
|8||Waterproofing and maintenance. 2 sappers laying dummy minefield for Mines Course.|
|9||Unit started inoculations and vaccinations. General works and maintenance.|
|10||Bailey stores returned from 505 Field Co., R.E. 1 N.C.O. and sapper entered hospital.|
|11||Conservancy and stores maintenance. Unit played 235 Field Park Coy., R.E. at football, won 2 – 0.|
|ELY||12||1 vehicle loaded with Bridging stores. Day of rest. Voluntary Church Services. Lt G Sumner and 1 N.C.O. returned to Unit. 2 Drivers proceeded on Drivers course.|
|13||Bridging reported to 505 Field Coy., R.E. for training. Vehicles off-loaded and returned to unit. 1 N.C.O. and 6 sappers stayed with Bridging equipment.|
|14||Maintenance of vehicles. Waterproofing training continued.|
|15||2 drivers returned from Drivers Course. No change in programme.|
|16||Works and maintenance. Unit dance 2000 hrs until midnight.|
|17||4 men reported to 505 Field Coy., R.E. for Selection Board.|
|18||Conservancy. Unit played Workshops Platoon of 235 Field Park Coy., R.E. lost 2 – 6.|
|19||Day of rest. Platoon Social evening until midnight.|
|20||Sten, rifle and Bren Gun training on Colburn range.|
|21||Range firing continued.|
|22||Bridging Equipment loaded by 505 Field Coy., R.E. and vehicles returned to unit. Unit Dance 2000 until midnight.|
|23||8 vehicles collection stores for 235 Field Park Coy., R.E.|
|ELY||24||General maintenance and works.|
|25||Conservancy. Arrangements for Dance on 27 March. 8 vehicles returned to unit.|
|26||Day of rest. Voluntary Church Services.|
|27||Visit of C.R.E. Billet inspection. Unit Dance 2000 until midnight.|
|28||4 drivers proceed on M.T. Course at Gt. Yarmouth. M.T. L/Cpl. proceeds to C.T.C. Dundonald.|
|29||Lt. G Sumner proceeds on 48 hrs leave. Works and maintenance.|
|30||No change. Officers and Sgts, dance.|
|31||Lt. G Sumner rejoins unit. Loading of Bailey Bridge Equipment.|
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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.
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