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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 13 Field Squadron
Month and Year: June 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Major G.L .Galloway GM, RE
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
2   Lt. R.N. Goldworthy left the unit on leave pending discharge.
8   Received movement orders for rail and road parties to move to marshalling area.
9 0730 Moved from ALDERSHOT (Concentration Area)
9 1630 Arroved PURFLEET (Marshalling Area Camp T6)
10 0530 Lt. Ratcliffe moved first vehicle Party (Serial T27) to West India Docks.
10 1330 Lt. Ratcliffe's party commenced loading into ship T27.
10 0930 Major Galloway moved 2nd vehicle party to 10.9. Docks
10 1315 Capt. G.L. Show moved 3rd and final vehicle party to W.I. Docks
10 2000 All parties except Lt. Ratcliffe's returned to PURFLEET.
11 1300 Main March party left marshalling area and embarked on ship T27.
T27 sailed
12 0315 Drivers of vehicle party left marshalling area.
12 0710 LST 309 (T3IB) docked and loading began.
12 0730 Remainder of unit under Lt. Logan left the marshalling area.
12 1230 Loading and embarkation completed
12 1250 LST 309 sailed.
12 1700 Joined convoy anchored off SOUTHEND.
13 2100 Both ships LST 309 and T27 sailed in convoy.
14 2230 Arrived of beach (Gold)
15 0300 Arrived assembly area leaving small vehicles and party on board ship.
15 1900 All the remainder of unit on LST 309 landed.
15 2100 Arrived Squadron Harbour SE of CREULLY M.R. 1/50.000 France sheet 7F/1 915798.
FRANCE 16 1600 March Party and vehicle party in T27 commenced unloading.
16 2200 Squadron complete less 1/1ton trailer and 1/Conget.
CREULLY M.R. 915798 Sheet 7F/1 1/50.000 17 1200 Squadron 100% complete.
18 1600 No.3. Troop left "Harbour" and proceeded to unload Bridge stores.
18 1630 No.1. Troop left "Harbour" to star road and approach work at BENOUVILLE 0974 1/50.000 sheet 7f/2 Operation Canceled
19 0730 No.3. Troop returned to "Harbour" near CREULLY
19 1000 No.1. Troop returned to "Harbour" near CREULLY
21   All Troops working on improvement of roads.
23   to BRETTEVILLE L'ORGEUILLEUSE 9272 1/50.000 sheet 7f/1 as far as line of CAEN BAYEUX Railway.
24   No.2. Troop work on tank tracks and wheel roads area BRETTEVILLE L'ORGEUILLEUSE.
24 1700 C.R.E's Operation Orders No.1 Received.
CREULLY 25 1845 3 Tp. moved to new Harbour area M.R. 920752 Sheet 7f/1 1/50.000
25 1915 1 Tp. moved to new Harbour area M.R. 920746
26   1 Tp. on road repairs and route maintenance "Star" Route.
3 Tp. on road repairs and route maintenance "Moon" Route.
27 1055 2 Tp. moved to BRETTEVILLE L'ORGEUILLEUSE for Route Maintenance.
27 1515 Remained of Sqn. left harbour near CREULLY.
27 1800 Arrived new harbour location 918722. 3 Tp. and 1 Tp. returned to Sqn. location.
2 Tp. working in CHEUX 9167 (Route Clearance on Div. c/l)
28 1455 1 Tp. left under command 612 Field Squadron R.E.
28 1550 1 Tp. left harbour for ST. MANVIEU.
28 1900 2 Tp. returned to Harbour.
29   1 Tp. Working on Routes at TROUNVILLE.
29 2252 Ordered to withdraw subunits.
Near BRETTEVILLE L'ORGEUILLEUSE 29 2330 Recce Officer 2 despatched to [] in 1 Tp.
30 0115 O.C. 1 Tp. arrived back remainder of troop following but held up near CHEUX by traffic.
30 0310 Remainder of 1 Tp. arrived back in harbour with Recce Officer 2.

Source: 11th Armoured Division.

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