REME Parachutists

Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by gmyles, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member


    I have found an entry in the 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade REME Workshops for the 14th October 1944 which states that three members of the REME Workshops, 2 Fitters and an Electrician were sucessfully parachuted onto the airfield at Megara in Greece that day. It also says it was thought to be the first time ever that REME parachutists were para-dropped operationally.

    Anyone ever heard this being done elsewhere?

  2. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron


    The 6th (Airborne) Divisional Workshops, REME war diary has this entry:

    12th June 1944
    Place: La Deliverande

    It is now known that 7 of the Wksp parachutists are missing. It is hoped that some may have been taken prisoner.

    In one list I have there were 4 Stirlings out of Keevil (CNs 213 - 216) designated RASC & REME that took part in Operation Tonga. There may have been operational drops that involved REME men in North Africa and Sicily as well?

    Regards ...
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  3. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    Hi Cee

    So its a pretty rare occurrence rather than a unique one.

    Thanks very much for this.

  4. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

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