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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 15 Bridging Platoon R.E.
Month and Year: May 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. G. Sumner R.E.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
BEAULIEU 1   Drivers and sappers on operation driving training.
2   1-3 tonner reports back to unit from Ely with B.B. equipment. No change in routine.
3   Kit and arms inspection.
4   7 lorries proceed to LONG MARSTON for stores.
5   Unloading of stores from 7 lorries returned from LONG MARSTON.
6   Maintenance. Unit plays football against A.A. troop, won 4-1.
7   Second kit inspection. Church services.
8   Collection stores from A.D.O.S. 3 vehicles depart to LONDON for stores.
9   3 vehicles return to unit from LONDON, stores unloaded.
10   Bailey Equipment sorted into lots 1) 130ft. S.S., 2) Surplus.
11   Bailey Equipment sorted into lots, and competed.
12   Returning of surplus equipment to R.E. stores at Sling, BULFORD.
13   ditto
14   Completion of returning stores to BULFORD. 1 Jeep collected and 1 Austin 8 cwt. hadned in to 69 V.R.D.
BEAULIEU 15   Waterproofing commences.
16   Waterproofing continues.
17   Waterproofing continues, Bailey stores collected from Christies Wharf.
18   Waterproofing continues.
19   Waterproofing continues.
20   Waterproofing continues. 1-3tonner departs to Larkhill Camp. 1 Jeep and 1 15cwt depart to B1 Camp.
21   Waterproofing continues. Loading of Bailey Equipment on to vehicles.
22   ditto
23   Completion of waterproofing. Loading of Baily stores continues.
24   Bailey stores completely loaded.
25   Unit moves into B4 Camp except for 2 N.C.O's and 6 men detailed for guard on vehicle park.
26   Camp B4 sealed.
27   Unit paid. R.E. stores dump at B4 sorted out.
BEAULIEU 28   1-3 tonner and 1 M/c handed into 72 V.R.D.
29   Preparing for move. Handing in of Camp stores.
30   Move from B4 Camp to Camp C21. 4 3 tonners exchanged for new lorries en route. Fordson 3 tonner unsuitable for carrrying Bailey equipment as load is to heavy for engines.
SOUTHAMPTON 31   8-3 tonners condemned and exchanged. Reloading on to new lorries.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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