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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 15 Bridging Platoon R.E.
Month and Year: February 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. G. Sumner R.E.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
ELY, CAMBS 1   Bridging Vehicles loaded at 1400 hrs. Night scheme Bridging vehicles unloaded at 1930 hrs to 2100 hrs.
2   Bridging vehicles loaded and returned to 235 Field Park Coy., RE.
3   Rechecking of Bailey Bridge Stores and cleaning commenced.
4   Loading unit G 1098 for Marathon Exercise One
5   Works unchanged.
6   Drew rations etc. and prepared to move Feb 7.
7   Unit moved to STAUNTON-IN-THE-VALE. C.R.E.'s conference 2000 hrs.
8   Unit moved to CATHILL PLANTATIONS over F,B,E, bridge constructed by 233 Field Coy., R.E.
9   Unit moved to KIRBY WHARF. C.R.E's conference at 2000 hrs.
10   Checking Equipment
11   Unit moved to CATTAL and Bailey unloaded by 295 Field Coy., R.E. Bivouacced at BILTON night of 11/12. C.R.E's conference at 2000hrs.
12   Bailey reloaded by 233 and 295 Field Coy., R.E. and unit moved to MELMERBY. Night operations. Bailey unloaded by 233 Field Coy., R.E. at TOPCLIFFE from 1900 hrs to 0400 hrs 13 Feb.
13   TOPCLIFFE site reccd. for delaunching. Bridge delaunched and partly loaded.
14   All Bailey loaded and returned to MELMERBY.
15   Stores checked. Two vehicles reported to 585 Fld. Coy., R.E.
16   Unit moved South to GRINGLEY ON THE HILL.
17   Unit moved back to ELY Camp.
18   All Bailey stores checked and cleaned.
ELY, CAMBS 19   Maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
20   Camp cleaned and day of rest.
21   All oils changed on vehicles. 4 Sappers on PIAT Course.
22   Maintenance of vehicles and equipment. 3 Bridging lorries on exercise with 295 Field Company R.E.
23   Maintenance and works
24   No change in programme
25   Unit on Selection Board
26   2 Bridging lorries on exercise with 295 Field Company R.E.
27   Day of rest. Voluntary Church Services.
28   Unloading of Bailey Bridge Stores. 3 Bridging lorries in exercise with 295 Field Company R.E. 1 O.R. on 3 day B.D. course
29   Unloading of Bailey stores. Maintenance of stores and vehicles.

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