The following photographs are from the collection of 134246 Captain Ronald Victor Pullin Adams, who served as EME/Tels at Headquarters, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, from May 1944 to July 1945. Adams had been commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1940/41 before transferring to the REME. On the 4th April 1946, it was announced in the London Gazette that he had been Mentioned in Despatches.

 

Captain Ronald Adams Cadet Ronald Adams, Shrivenham, 1940 Captain Ronald Adams Officers of the Royal Artillery, circa 1940 Ronald Adams during officer training

Ronald Adams during officer training Ronald Adams during officer training

Captain Ronald Adams

 

REME officers Major Bonniwell, 6th Airborne Divisional Workshops The Captain Ronald Adams Collection Men of the Airborne REME REME personnel

Possibly taken in 1944 NCO's and other ranks inspection REME officers

General

 

Possibly at the Ferme de l'Ecarde, Ranville The 6th Airborne Divisional Workshops in the quarry near Ecarde Taken at 6th Airborne Divisional Workshops in the quarry near Ecarde Taken at 6th Airborne Divisional Workshops in the quarry near Ecarde

Normandy

 

Halifax tugs on the side of a runway Hamilcar gliders on a runway A view from an aircraft or glider A Hamilcar glider being towed by a Halifax to the Rhine Hamilcar gliders probably on LZ-P

A Universal Carrier leaving a Hamilcar Glider, probably on LZ-P Men of the REME on the drop zone

The Rhine Crossing

 

A mobile REME unit Captain Adams' jeep A V1 launch ramp A demolished bridge on the Rhine An 88mm flak position

Horsa gliders on a landing zone REME mobile workshops REME mobile workshops An unknown house A REME mobile workshop

Possibly the crossing of the River Elbe near Lauenburg Crossing a river via a Bailey Bridge A river crossing Possibly taken at Peenemunde, near Wismar Possibly taken at Peenemunde, near Wismar

Possibly taken at Peenemunde, near Wismar Possibly taken at Peenemunde, near Wismar Possibly taken at Peenemunde, near Wismar Possibly taken at Peenemunde, near Wismar Airborne troops with Russian soldiers

Airborne troops with Russian soldiers Airborne and Russian soldiers Field Marshal Montgomery, possibly with Major-General Eric Bols, at what may be Wismar Airfield, May 1945

Germany

 

The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945 The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945 The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945 The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945 The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945

The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945 The Victory Parade in Wismar, 11th May 1945

Wismar

 

The Order of Service at the Service of Thanksgiving, Wismar, 6th May 1945 The 5th May 1945 edition of Pegasus Examples of Field Service Postcards An Allied propaganda leaflet A German propaganda leaflet

A German propaganda leaflet A German propaganda leaflet

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