Pioneer unit / name

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  1. richshet

    richshet Member

    Looking for any information on the Unit name of the Pioneers that were based in Lerwick, Shetland during WW2- thanks
  2. travers1940

    travers1940 Well-Known Member

    I know its probably Orkney rather than Shetland, but 57 Company get a mention in a local paper that covers both Islands

    ... (Kirkwall) Increase in depositors' balances, Abdn. Trustee Savings Bank £1,056,609 11 1 Nary Daass.—The staff of '57 Com.pany (Pioneer Corps) staged another of their fortnightly dances in their Recreation Hall on Thursday evening. flawing cornmenced at. 7.30 p ...
    Orkney Herald, and Weekly Advertiser and Gazette for the Orkney & Zetland Islands 16 December 1942
    Results for 'pioneer corps lerwick' | Between 1st Jan 1940 and 31st Dec 1949 | British Newspaper Archive

    Several references to Lerwick in The Pioneer Magazine, this one mentions 178 Coy Camp at Lerwick.
  3. richshet

    richshet Member

    Thanks that is very helpful
  4. Jamie Cordeiro

    Jamie Cordeiro New Member

    The soldiers in Lerwick, Shetland during World War II were part of a group called the Robertson Line or Staney Hill Line. There was also a unit called the 541st Coast Regiment that helped protect the area.
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  5. richshet

    richshet Member

    Many thanks
  6. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Mist over Dartmoor

  7. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    These might help.



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  8. richshet

    richshet Member

    Many thanks for all your help

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