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Major General John C WOOLLETT CBE MC MA CEng FICE CORPS of ROYAL ENGINEERS: served in 1 Section 23 FIELD COMPANY R.E., in 1 TROOP 6 COMMANDO, and took part in the early, successful COMBINED OPERATIONS RAID on VAAGSO & Maaloy in NORWAY 27 Dec 1941 (after Blenheims bombed the nearby German airfield at Herdla) wrecking oil tanks & factories, plus important, explosives ingredients.
With ROYAL ENGINEER experience in the MIDDLE and FAR EAST, his signature recalls here the vital BRIDGE BUILDING and ASSAULT ENGINEERS, in providing BAILEY & PONTOON BRIDGES & surmounting the big RIVER CROSSINGS, SEINE & RHINE, often working under fire to tight deadlines, plus numerous SAPPER jobs such as blasting strong-points with AVREs ARMOURED VEHICLES REs (the PETARD) & FASCINE use for marsh or ditch, accommodation, FORTIFICATIONS, AIRFIELDS, BOMB DISPOSAL, MINEFIELDS, WELLS, ROADS & RAIL, DUMMY EQPT etc Strength of Royal Engineers 1939:.90,000 1945: 280,000 with 25,000 CASUALTIES.
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