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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.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
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.

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