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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: Chief Engineer, 8 Corps|
|Month and Year: August 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Brig. H.H.C. Sugden, DSO, OBE|
|1 to 5||Operation Bluecoat in progress. RE work rd and tank track maintenance and mine clearance. No large minefields. Some mines on rds and verges, and numbers of houses booby traps.|
|2||CRE 3 (Br) Div reported to CE prior to Div coming u/c 8 corps.|
|5||Corps rear boundary for maintenance of routes CAUMONT sheet 6F/4 MR 7059 and stretching to several kms east of VIRE.|
|5||8 Corps RE OP Insrt No 3 published. Subject Road Maintenance||see appx A|
|6 to 9||Route maintenance Tank track construction|
|8||8 Corps RE OP Insrt No 4 published. Subject Road Maintenance||see Appx B|
|11||70 ft Bailey Bridge built by 8 Corps Tps RE over R. ALLIERE NE of VIRE.|
|12||8 Corps RE Op Instr No 5 issued||see Appx C|
|13||15 (S) Div passed from u/c 8 Corps to u/c !2 Corps|
|14||0600||11 Arm Div passes from u/c 8 Corps to u/c 30 Corps|
|14||Visit to units of 8 Corps RE of Engineer in Chief|
|17||Recce started for suitable stretch of water for trg in assault crossing of water gap 600 ft wide. Suitable site located near FLERS.|
|18||Corps now holding no portion of front. Withdrawn to rehearse for crossing of R. SEINE.|
|19||CRE 15 GHQ Tps and CE discussed trg for assault crossing of R. SEINE. Trg to include use of close support (CL 9) raft, CL 40 Bailey Raft, Storm Boats, and FBE Bridge.|
|21/22/23||Trg of 3 Div in above eqpt going on at two places near FLERS. Practice in driving over FBE br 580 ft long in driving on and off Close Support Raft and Cl 40 Bailey Raft.|
|25||3 Div study day on Assault Crossing of a river. Opening lecture by CE.|
|26 to 31||NTR. Corps HQ in rear areas, out of army area. Gds Arm Div withdrawn from Corps Aug 28. Corps RE now consist of 3 Br Div RE, 8 Corps Tps RE, 25 Mech Eqpt Sec RE>|
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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Theo Vervoort.
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