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Reply Mike Jackson
1:52 PM on August 24, 2014 
An outstanding site - the ability to read the entire War Diary is remarkable. One basic question - could you tell me the Established Strength of 55 Fd Coy RE . I don't need details - just xx Officers and XXX Other Ranks. That would be most helpful. Thanks. Mike
Reply Chris Bridge
8:48 PM on August 20, 2013 
My Father, Norman Bridge, served with this unit from 1939 to 1945. He was a Canadian living in the UK and joined the British Forces. I believe from his conversations that he was the company radio operator and driver for the commanding officer. The routing outlined on this site matches his description of his travels in the war. I have an ashtray with this unit's name on it. I also have the Red Dragon book mentionned on this site. Dad died in 1974 having returned to Canada in 1950. If anyone has recollections of my dad I would love to hear from them.
Reply richard weller
6:38 PM on August 26, 2012 
hi i am the son of sam weller who was with 555 field company royal engineers during ww2 he died a few years ago.he never spoke much about the war but he did tell us a couple of storeys one being seeing one of his mates blown up when sitting on one of the bombs they where defusing.another being when i think they where driving back from leave in a truck when they drove across a field in pitch black and they drove through a load germans without knowing it.i would like to find out more storeys and get has many pictures as possible i have some pictures that i will upload.
Reply TERENCE FRANCIS ALLEN
7:00 AM on June 24, 2012 
Here is a transcipt of the notes I found within the picture frame I inherited--
HQ OFFICE, ROYAL ENGINEERS, 282ND FIELD COMPANY 53RD DIVISION WELSH,JOHNSTONE PEMBROKESHIRE DECEMBER 1939 ( Not so far from NARBETH --my note)
My father Sapper Allen back row second from left
BACK = SEREANT McGRATH,SAPPER ALLEN,SAPPER RON JAY,LT. "POP" REES,SAPPER IDG JONES,SAPPER WE JONES, "PHIL"
FRONT = SERGEANT MAJOR HAYMAN,LEIETENENT ?, MAJOR SAMUELS,CAPTAIN BIGGS,SERGEANT MORRIS
24 june 2012 TFAL
Reply Flora Nicholas
11:02 PM on May 29, 2012 
Flora Nicholas says...
Hello there, my late dad was a royal engineer and I'm trying to find out more than his service.


My dad's name was Angelo's Nicholas. He served in the British army from 1939-1945, in The Royal Engineers. I know he was injured twice and I do have a pic of him in his uniform. I have had no luck so far getting info from the Royal Engineers themselves. Who should I contact to get info about his service.
Reply Flora Nicholas
10:57 PM on May 29, 2012 
Hello there, my late dad was a royal engineer and I'm trying to find out more than his service.
Reply Robert Dashwood
10:08 AM on April 10, 2012 
Was googling information on Captain John Stewart Michael Dashwood, of the Royal Engineers who served in WWII.Love your photos!
Reply Fiona Grubb
4:34 PM on March 19, 2012 
I am looking for any information on 1898514 sapper Ivor George Robins who was with the Corps of Royal Engineers (East Kirkby Notts). He was awarded the George medal for saving an ammunitions train near Bucoli Sicily. His family would like any information on the circumstances of this, when, where, and what happened.
Reply Andy Edwards
9:17 AM on January 13, 2012 
I am Grandson of Sapper Leonard Edwards 53rd Welsh, 555 Field Company . 71 battalion trying to find out info on him 1939- 1944 love the photos all I am hoping is that my Grandad was in one of the photo's you, have on the site , possibly it looks like him in the first Squad marching in the back far left rank tall and thin with a tash

if you have a list of gents in the 555 Engineers and this included Leonard Robert Edwards would be great to hear from you

Or Photo's would be amazing i have the offical squad photo in my loft somewhere im now going to dig it out.

Kind regards to all

Andy Edwards

[email protected]
Reply Pauline McQuillan
4:49 PM on November 29, 2011 
My Father took part in Operation Veritable & was in the Infantry 53rd Welsh Division 1944-45. I would dearly love to know how I could obtain a copy of the newspaper article dated 12 March 1945. I would love to give a copy of it to my Dad, so any advice/help would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks
Pauline
Reply Margaret Spencer
10:37 AM on November 21, 2011 
My father was in the 555 field company during WW11 for the full 6 years of the war.
His name was CPL John Harris. he was responsible for servicing 12 trucks throughout the NW European campaigne.
Reply Laura Garvey
3:49 PM on November 11, 2011 
I am the grand daughter of Nobby Branch. I have recently inherited the family history book which includes Nobby's time with the 555's and I am looking forward to the read.
Fabulous site! Well done.
Reply gary nunn
2:03 PM on September 25, 2011 
hi was just trying to look up my grandads deatals freddick victor nunn
Reply Daphne Holland
11:36 AM on August 27, 2011 
I am Ernie Barrett's daughter and have found this very interesting. Dad was very pleased that he was able to help with your research. If anyone wishes to contact Ernie they can do so via my e-mail - [email protected]
Reply Tom Alden
4:47 PM on July 26, 2011 
Good site, found it by accident, but glad I did! was wondering where you got the photograph of Lt. John Alden from? I'm his Grandson.
Reply ybnikkijamesc2
7:36 AM on June 16, 2011 
Amazing site from Brianna Mozley
Reply Jonathan Ware
9:59 AM on May 17, 2011 
Hey mate, Swiper from WW2 Talk, excellent site! www.53rdwelshdiv.webs.com - please drop me a line through my email. Great to see more stuff on 555 Field Coy out there!
Reply Mike Authers
6:20 AM on April 22, 2011 
Great site very informative, have linked your site from ours hope you get great feedback, our web is www. 25th BD Co RE LHG. webeden.co.uk. Best Wishes Capt. Mike Authers .Group Leader
Reply Jean Stampton
10:05 AM on June 5, 2010 
I am the niece of 2nd Lt Donald McPherson. Jim Gambell is a friend of mine and has been reseaching this for me, because he is better on the computer than me!! There is so much I wouild like to know about my Uncle's death at the tender age of 22 years. I hope to be able to visit Mook Cemetery in Holland later this year where he is buried.
Reply Jim Gambell
2:49 PM on June 1, 2010 
Congratulations and good luck with the site.I am trying to find information on 2nd Lt Donald Mcpherson who died in Holland 03/03/ 445serving with 555 field coy
Reply Wayne Taylor
9:56 AM on April 23, 2010 
As a relation of one of a 555 field coy RE i would like to forward my thanks, and to congratulate you for the time and work dedicated in putting this site together.
Reply Jackie Kendrick
4:59 AM on November 3, 2009 
Congratulations on finally getting your site up and running. I know how many hours you've put in to this xx