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Bill Alexander
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posted 27 August 2021 07:20     Profile for Bill Alexander   Email Bill Alexander     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Can someone simply and clearly explain the difference between Field Companies, RCE, Field Park Companies, RCE, Field Squadrons RCE, and Field Park Squadrons RCE? (In particular during WWII.)


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posted 28 August 2021 22:37     Profile for bwarne   Email bwarne     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Bill

Good question. Field Companies and Field Squadrons are close to
the same thing. Field Companies were attached to Infantry Brigades/
Divisions and Field Squadrons were attached to Armored Brigades/
Divisions. The differences were slight.

Park Companies/Squadrons were plant oriented units with heavy
equipment and tradesmen. Plumbers, Fitters, Carpenters, Electricians
etc were placed in Park Company.

Hope this helps.

Brent


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Thanks Brent, A follow up. There were Fd Coy's attached to the corps and army formations. Would these be the same establishment as a divisional coy / sqn?
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posted 03 September 2021 00:23     Profile for bwarne   Email bwarne     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Bill

My knowledge comes from History of The Royal Canadian Engineers Vol II.

By my reading, it would appear that the Field Companies were designed to
carryout "heavy" engineering tasks, such as more permanent bridges and roads etc.

There were quite a number of specialist units such as Tunneling and Petroleum Companies.

Hope this helps.

Chimo

Brent


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