Royal Engineer IWT units in Burma 1945

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by RobM, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. RobM

    RobM Active Member

    My grandad was in RE IWT 980 Coy that was in Burma in 1945. It was the Heavy workshop company. He was a barge engineer.
    I was wondering what that usually entailed was it just maintenance, building barges, or did he shadow troops as support and go down river down the Chindwin ? Pretty sure that they spent some time in Kalewa. I'm awaking National Archives to reopen to get a copy of the war diary for that company for that period.
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  3. RobM

    RobM Active Member

    Thank you, I went a couple weeks ago and looked at the diaries they were very interesting.
    They were based in Kalewa Mar-June 1945 then left to go further south to Prome on July 1st. Cheers

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