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Army Form C.2118
Unit: HQ 30 Corps Troops RE
Month and Year: November 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R.E. Black RE
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
NIJMEGEN E700622 1   Following a conference held by C.E. 30 Corps late on the night 31/1 C.R.E. and F.E.I left NIJMEGEN for MAASTRICHT to reconnoitre bridge sites over the River MAAS and the canals WILLEMSVAART and JULIANA on the West and East approaches respectively. Maj. Woods assumed command in the absence of the C.R.E.
1 1700 C.C.C.
2   127 B.D. Platoon ceased to be under command.
BOURG LEOPOLD K275423 3   H.Q.R.E. left NIJMEGEN for MAASTRICHT stopping for the night at BOURG LEOPOLD K275423. C.R.E. met his company commanders to give them orders at BILSEN and proceeded to H.Q. 2nd Army to make final arrangements for delivery of bridging equipment for the three selected sites.
BUNDE K 592573 4   30 Corps Troops R.E. came under command 11 A.G.R.E. and moved into billets at BUNDE.
5 1800 C.C.C.
6 1700 C.C.C.
8 1400 C.C.C.
9   30 Corps Tps. RE. cease to be u/c 11 A.G.R.E.
9   Adjt. on leave.
11 1730 C.C.C.
12   Adjt. returned from leave.
14 1730 C.C.C.
15 1730 C.C.C.
17 1730 C.C.C.
17   11 Fd Coy RE in support of 43 Div RE.
20   11 Fd Coy RE ceases to be in support of 43 Div RE.
21 1730 C.C.C.
23 1800 C.C.C.
26   C.R.E. on leave.
26   Major Woods A/CRE in absence of C.R.E.
28   C.R.E. returns from leave.
28   Major Woods ceases to be A/CRE.
29   Lt. R.T. Jordan R.E. posted to H.Q. as F.E.II from 210 Fd Coy RE.

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Source: Jeroen Niels, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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