659 A W Company, Royal Engineers - Normandy

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  1. Tony50

    Tony50 New Member

    I am trying to gather some information about the 659 A W Company, Royal Engineers.
    Does anyone knows what "AW" stands for?
    I understand that this unit landed on Gold Beach but so far this is all I know...
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. DannyM

    DannyM Member

    “A W” is Artisan Works Company.

    There is a copy of 1944 War Diary in the National Archives, Kew.

    The reference number is WO 171/1669, 659 Coy, 1944 Jan.- Dec


  3. Tony50

    Tony50 New Member

    That's a great place to start with! Thanks Danny!

    Is there an independent researcher at Kew that you would recommend to copy those files?
  4. DannyM

    DannyM Member

  5. Tony50

    Tony50 New Member

    Thank you Danny, I appreciate your help!

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