84 Field Company Royal Engineers D-Day-3: new film footage

Discussion in 'Royal Engineers' started by drumaneen, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. northstars

    northstars New Member

    my dads name was/is Reginald Major Sparkes and he was a sapper so it will will be sapper R N Sparkes a mistake there
    what is in the war diaries ?
     
  2. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

    Sorry - I thought that was his rank...

    PM sent re photos.

    Cheers
    Marc
     
  3. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

    I've just added this attachment to the 'Unit Photographs' thread, which was originally based on this particular photograph of 84 Fd Coy RE, but I thought I'd also post it here as I'm currently seeking confirmation of the exact positions of the "D-Day 3" (Leisk, Hawkins, Sadler).

    I've recently seen conflicting info with regards to their locations on here, so I haven't added them to this as yet, pending receipt of further proof.

    Anyway, the attached is a work in progress... if anyone can advise of the positions of the 3 mentioned above, or any others from 84 Fd Coy RE - please get in touch.

    Cheers
    Marc

    View attachment 84 Fd Coy Photo with Names.pdf
     
  4. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

    I've just returned from the IWM archives, and they have the photo of 1st platoon, 84 Fd Coy, in Uelzen, which includes Leisk, Hawkins, Sadler, and also Sparkes.
    I have ordered a copy of the photo and will upload once received.
     
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  5. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

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    84 Field Company RE - 1 Platoon...

    Jimmy Leisk (back row, 3rd from left),
    Cyril Hawkins (back row, 1st left),
    Fred Sadler (front row, 6th from left)
     
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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Nice pic Marc - I wonder if the building is still there for a 'Then and Now' shot.
     
  7. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

    Yes it is. I watched a German road-trip YouTube video of Uelzen, and spotted it as the car drove by it. I then traced the vehicle route against a map of Uelzen, located exactly where the building was, and found it to be the Amtsgericht (district court)
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Good effort ! When you going :D
     
  9. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

    Next year
     
  10. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

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    This is the screen-shot of the building on the Youtube vid...
     
  11. MarcD

    MarcD Grandson of Royal Engineer

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