Just thought I'd share a find from my last trip to the National Archives. All of these diagrams come from the 1944 and 1945 War Diaries of 236 Field Company, Royal Engineers, who were attached to 29 Brigade (36th Infantry Division, Northern Combat Area Command). They were drawn by Sapper F G Ford and Sapper F P Chant of the Company. I found these by chance while researching my grandad's service with 130 Field Regiment, RA, who were divisional artillery for 36 Infantry Division, mainly supporting 29 Brigade. Having exhausted his own Regiment's War Diaries I started looking into other units serving alongside his (you know how the research gets hold of you...), and requested this one just on the off chance there was something useful. It has ended up being an absolute gold mine of information about 29 Brigade's lonely wander down the east bank of the Irrawaddy. These are the only RE diaries I've looked at, and I'd be interested to know if others contain similar sorts of drawings or if 236 Fd Coy was exceptional in perhaps having a couple of particularly good draughtsmen who dedicated time to sketching up some of the incredible feats of improvised engineering they achieved. The diaries have certainly left me with great respect for the Field Companies, who were dealing with everything from mine clearance to road repairs to bunker demolition, at times under fire. They were only a couple of hundred strong at best and must have worked at a phenomenal rate through the burning heat and monsoons to achieve what they did. I thought I'd create this thread as a small tribute to these incredible men.