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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|
|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.
|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.|
|22||from CAMILLY 9476. SECQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN 9274,|
|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.|
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Source: 11th Armoured Division.
Disclaimer: This War Diary is based on its original, but typos might be corrected. Locations are calculated, so might not be in the correct place. For historical research, always check the originals.