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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 15 Bridging Platoon R.E.
Month and Year: January 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. G. Sumner R.E.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
ELY, CAMBS 1   1 N.C.O. and 9 men at Wyke Bridging Camp. Unit on Privilege leave at 7% a time. Barrack conservancy.
2   Students for Pioneer Course arrived. Voluntary Church Services.
3   Pioneer Course started. Mobilization Returns sent in to H.Q.R.E.
4   1 N.C.O. proceed to Ripon on M.T. Heavy Duty Course. Collecting Bailey Bridge Equipment from Sudbury.
5   M.T. Course and All Weapons Course started by 235 Field Park Coy., R.E. 3 Dvrs. on M.T. course, 4 Dvrs on All weapon couse.
6   Bailey storse collected.
7   Sorting of Bailey Bridge stores. 1 sapper proceeded on Wireless Course.
8   Inspection of Bailey Bridge stores. Barrack Conservancy.
9   Sunday Routine. Voluntary Church Service
10   Loading trials of Bailey Bridge commenced
11   No change in training and work programmes
12   Loading trials complete and Bailey Bridge stores stored.
13   Storing of Bailey Bridge completed
14   All vehicles on test
15   Barrack Conservancy. Pioneer Course terminated. One driver proceeds on Heavy Duty Drivers Course.
16   One driver proceeds on Waterproofing Course
17   Painting of Tactical sign on Unit vehicles started.
18   Musketry and M.T. programmes terminates.
19   No change in programme.
20   Instruction on Sten Gun. Unit dance 2000 hrs till midnight.
ELY CAMBS 21   No change in programme.
22   Range firing at Swaffham ranges
23   Loading of Bailey Bridge stores and joined 505 Field Coy., for training
24   Bridging unloaded by 505 Field Coy., R.E.
25   Bridging operations carried by 505 Field Coy., R.E.
26   Bridging vehicles loaded by 505 Field Coy., R.E. and unit proceeds to 233 Field Coy., R.E.
27   Bailey Bridge stores unloaded by 233 Field Coy., R.E. and Bridging commenced. Night works. Bridging vehicles loaded.
28   Bridging vehicles unloaded.
29   Bridging vehicles loaded and unit proceeded to 295 Field Coy., R.E.
30   Sten Guns withdrawn for checking and modification to sling swival. Voluntary Church services
31   Bailey Bridge unloaded by 295 Field Coy., R.E.

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