Looking for a REME Expert

Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by Drew5233, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I suspect the answer will be in the unit diary but I was intrigued by the nature of the citation and wondered if anyone could help shed some light on what he was doing?

    Looking at the date of the citation (Aug 44) and the unit location I suspect it would have been pre-invasion stuff he was doing-Any thoughts?

  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

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  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks Lesley, nice pic - It's Ashford Mx, Middlesex though rather than the one in Kent.

    I have a feeling he was modifying vehicles/AFVs in some way before the invasion. Waterproofing, Hobart's Funnies maybe ?
  4. idler

    idler GeneralList

    I've not found anything specific to Ashford (either of 'em), but the REME staff history summarises the pre-D-Day tasks as:

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  5. Mr Bradbury

    Mr Bradbury Junior Member


    Found this in the REME book. It isn't much but it gives some background.



    Attached Files:

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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Many thanks :)

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