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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 15 Bridging Platoon R.E.
Month and Year: June 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. G. Sumner R.E.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
SOUTHAMPTON 1   Dep. C.21 Camp to docks.
2 0100 Embarked for operations overseas. Ships routine.
3   On board. Ships routine.
4   ditto
5   ditto
6   Arrived off French coast D Day. Landings held up owing to rough seas.
FIELD 7   Disembarked dryshod and proceeded to CRÉPON. Two snipers taken prisoner at CREPON.
8   Moved to area SOMMERVIEU.
9   Checking and sorting of stores.
10   Drew Bailey stores from R.A.S.C. and handed in surplus stores to R.E. stores B.M.A.
11   Maintenance of Bailey Equipment and De-waterproofing.
12   ditto
13   ditto
14   Returned to normal Field routine.
15   No change.
16   Bailey Equipment delivered to 295 Field Company R.E. for training scheme No. 1
17   Bailey Equipment loaded onto vehicles.
18   Bailey Equipment delivered to 295 Field Company R.E. for training scheme No. 2
19   Unit site moved to area LA VALLIERS. Loading Bailey Equipment back onto vehicles.
20   Cleaning and regreasing of Bailey stores.
21   Maintenance of vehicles and Camp Area.
22   Moved to new location CACLEY. One Willys jeep sent to W/s for repair.
24   No change.
25   Bailey Equipment delivered to 295 Field Company R.E. for training scheme No. 3. Bailey Equip. reloaded and returned to camp by 2330 hrs.
26   Checking and regreasing of stores.
27   Bailey Equip. delivered to 295 Field Coy., (40 ft D.S.) and 233 Field Coy., (40 ft D.S.) for training schemes No. 4 and 5. Equip. reloaded and returned by 2000 hrs.
FIELD 28   Re-checking of Equipment. Small stores inspection. 1 Jeep returned to unit.
29   4 Panel lorries to have superstructure placed in them to ease carrying of Panels.
30   First 2 panel lorries unloaded and superstructure placed in position. Panels re-loaded onto vehicles.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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