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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 517 Det. No. 5 CA Group.|
|Month and Year: October 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Major D.B. McDonald, R.E.|
|WAENRODE||8||1100||Depart for GELDROP.|
|GELDROP||11||1400||Depart GELDROP, took over from 521 Det at 1 Kloosterstraat, HELMOND Town. Second Army Det for Town of HELMOND.|
|HELMOND||13||1200||Responsible for DEURNE Gemeente.|
|HELMOND||13||1800||Responsible for HELMOND Gemeente.|
|HELMOND||16||1200||Responsibility for DEURNE Gemeente relinquished.|
|HELMOND||19||1000||Message date-time 181100 recd from Second Army Main: 517 Det under comd 30 Corps wef 191800 hrs. Report to 30 Corps Rear HQ at ALVERNA E6358. Hand over to 315 Det 1400 hrs.|
|HELMOND||19||1030||Handover completed. Depart HELMOND, arrive NIJMEGEN 1500 hrs.|
|NIJMEGEN||21||1400||Recd copy of message 201230 from 30 Corps Rear to 312 Det: “517 Det NOT under comd 312 Det until 26 Oct 44”.|
|NIJMEGEN||21||Message from 30 Corps reads: P.S. offrs to report 213 Det daily to assist Phase 1 evacuation of “Island”.|
|NIJMEGEN||21||1800||Message from 30 Corps Rear: att 517 Det. Maj E.D. Kalis and Capt G.A. Hagedoorn, Dutch LO's assist connection evacuation scheme.|
|NIJMEGEN||25||Message from CA 30 Corps Rear: “Capt C.P.L. Reid will be att arriving approx 27 Oct 44 to act in non-technical capacity.|
|NIJMEGEN||25||1900||Message from CA 30 Corps Rear detailing 3 ton G.S. lorry and driver for attachment to 205(R) Det w.e.f. 0900 hrs 26th.|
|NIJMEGEN||26||0900||No. 1790138 Bdr Gosling J. reported to 205(R) Det, NEERBOSCH.|
|NIJMEGEN||27||1900||Message from CA 30 Corps Rear “Evacuation 'Island' residents ceases forthwith, residents evacuated today will be returned homes tomorrow.”|
|NIJMEGEN||28||Capt. C.P.L. Reid reported. 'Island' residents return as per instructions.|
|NIJMEGEN||29||No. 1790138 Bdr Gosling J. C.T.B.A. 205(R) Det; Reported back to 517 Det.|
|NIJMEGEN||30-31||- - -|
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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.
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.