National Archives catalogue reference WO 171/404.
Commander Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Division / Divisional
Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Landing Ship Tank
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Month and year: August 1944
13th August 1944
Place: Fulbeck, Lincs.
0615 - Left FULBECK. Strength 2 Officers, 8 ORs.
1800 - Arr Transit Camp, LONDON.
14th August 1944
1800 - All vehs loaded & personnel embarked SS FORT TURTLE.
2030 - Left docks and moved down river to SOUTHEND.
15th August 1944
1720 - Cpl GREAVES taken off ship ill. Strength 2 Offrs 7 ORs.
1800 - Sailed.
16th August 1944
2010 - Dropped anchor off French coast.
17th August 1944
1000 - CREME went ashore.
2130 - All vehs & personnel disembarked and arr conc area GOLDSMITH.
18th August 1944
Place: La Mine, Nr Bayeux
0830 - Arr Div conc area.
1300 - HQ CREME opened.
20th August 1944
1000 - CREME visited HQ 21 Army Group.
22nd August 1944
1200 - CREME instructed to return to UK immediately.
1300 - CREME left 1st Seaborne Ech for UK. Strength 1 Offr 5 ORs. OC Div Wksp comd Div REME.
29th August 1944
1645 - Tels personnel and eqpt left for UK.
31st August 1944
2035 - Warning order recd for move of 1st Seaborne Ech.
Month and year: September 1944
1st September 1944
Place: La Mine, Bayeux, France
1300 - Orders recd to move first light 2 Sep. EME Tels sent fwd to recce new area.
2nd September 1944
0800 - Left LA MINE area.
3rd September 1944
2200 - Arr CREVECOEUR.
5th September 1944
1600 - Recd warning order to move to BRUSSELS area 7 or 8 Sep.
6th September 1944
1400 - Left CREVECOEUR.
8th September 1944
1700 - Arr HEVERLEE, near LOUVAIN. Located with Div Wksp.
13th September 1944
1030 - Div Wksp moved to BERTEM. HQ CREME located with Div HQ at HEVERLEE.
15th September 1944
0800 - Left HEVERLEE.
22nd September 1944
26th September 1944
1900 - Airborne element joined up 1st Seaborne Ech, after withdrawal from ARNHEM.
28th September 1944
0900 - CREME & 3 ORs left for UK. Remaining strength 1st S/B Ech - 1 Offr 4 ORs.
Month and year: October 1944
3rd October 1944
1000 - Left HEVERLEE.
1900 - Arr LE HALLE.
6th October 1944
1500 - Left LE HALLE.
1630 - Arr OSTEND.
7th October 1944
1730 - Embarked L.S.T. Strength 1 Offr 4 ORs.
8th October 1944
1830 - Disembarked TILBURY.
9th October 1944
0930 - Left Transit Camp.
1645 - Arr permanent location at FULBECK Lincs.