WW2 Who was my dad with

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by gaffa, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. gaffa

    gaffa New Member

    Hi, New to this site, Looking for information wrt my dad.He was in the RE and went through Italy, had leave in Rome Sept 1944. Informed me that he built and dismantled the bridges, looked after prisoners. John
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  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  3. bofors

    bofors Senior Member


    After you get his service records, the appropriate war diaries will show you where he went.
    I did that for my Dad. He was with RA in North Africa and Italy.


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  4. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    If he was a Royal Engineer then it is likely that he did build and dismantle bridges.

    Whilst in Italy, between Sep 43 and Apr 45, the Allied Engineers built 2,832 fixed span Bailey bridges: 45 miles in total if set end to end, 120 floating Bailey or Treadway bridges, 490 railway viaducts and an incredible 430 permanent bridges.


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  5. gaffa

    gaffa New Member

    Thanks Frank,
    He didn't say that many, he did however, mention Monte Cassino, but nothing else. He went on to build the M6 motorway bridges.

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