Reme museum archives?

Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by hutchie, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    wondering if anyone has used these before? what are they like? prices etc?
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  2. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    I found them to be very helpful and I was charged something like £10 for an hour or so's research -(just over two years ago). They didn't have much about the unit I was looking for and I ended up sending them a printed copy of one of my war diaries :)

    Don't know why you've got neg rep btw - so have sent you a positive rep point ! :lol:
  3. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

    I got some (very rare) photos from them a few years back and they were by far the cheapest and best I have ever recieved.
    I also got a photocopy of the report on the Coles Trailer (for the Tortoise) and the copier had inked in those words that were too faint to read.

    They seem to have many goodies hidden away in all the technical reports.
  4. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    They are looking through there picture archive just now to see if there's anything I can use
  5. Hutchie,
    My uncle was attached REME 2076776 Corporal Ken J Gray. The little I know about him is that he was based somewhere in Egypt HQ 217 Area, CMF, but recent family info suggested that he was concerned with supplying Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia 1944/5. Does your research suggest this was possible?
  6. hutchie

    hutchie Dont tell him Pike!!

    That is possible im aware of the reme being in yugoslavia in april/may 1945 as part of operation bingham, an operation to base air forces to support marshall tito. Sadly i only know of two units involved with it. Do you have a unit number or what he was attached to?
  7. Finally got additional info!
    Corporal K J Gray was located in north eastern Italy in the Po valley attached to REME HQ 217 Area CMF according to family letter posted Field Post Office 327 10.Nov.45.
    REME records office shows him in Radio Maint Coy 10AA Div 1942 (believe this was based Humberside). Attached to Royal Marine Grp and embarked for ME 1943.
    He is located at Messina 1944 as part of CMF (most troops were under this command I think for Italy campaign.
    Returned to UK 28 Apr 1946, subsequent "Ment in dispatches Italy".

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