HELP...Identifying a unit of Sword Beach

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by sliben, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. sliben

    sliben Active Member

    When I was in Normandy I visited Sword Beach and La Grand Bunker (which I thought was amazing).

    I was just looking through the photos and found a manikin with an insignia I have not seen. Can someone identify it for me.

    It seems like a naval unit because of the anchor. But I could be wrong. It clearly of the Royal Engineers.



  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I've copied their diaries in the past, it's either 89 or 90 Field Company RE or 8 GHQ if memory serves me well.
  3. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Ha and that one - just checked the war diary. You are correct JB.
  5. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    Both the anchor and the white band on the helmet identify units of a Beach Group. This consisted of an infantry battalion, engineers, provosts, pioneers, medical units and RASC. They were responsible for the operation of the beach after the assault units had passed through and before a more permanent and specialised organisation took over.

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    But not as correct as Mike :lol:

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