Royal Canadian Engineers - 57th Independent Field Squadron


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Entry: 96879
Subject: RCE 57 INDEPENDENT FIELD SQUADRON

Gerald boucher wrote on December 3, 2018


City and State: MARKDALE

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Trying to get any/all relevant information regarding the deployment of my Father's unit 1951-1952 in Korea. Trying to get more detail: specific dates, names of anyone who may know Dad,photos, anything at all that I could pass down to my children etc. regarding their grandfather Sapper Leo Boucher who passed away in 2016.

Keywords: 57 RCE Independent Field Squadron trained with 25 Canadian Infantry Brigade in Fort Lewis prior to deployment



Entry: 93941
Subject: 1 TROOP 57 IND FLD SQN NOVEMBER 1951

Gary Silliker wrote on November 7, 2016


City and State: MAHONE BAY NS

Unit: 14 CES

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: trying to get info on any RCE sapper casualties of 57 Ind Fld Sqn during the month of Nov 51. The hide of 1 Troop was shelled in that month and the troop spent the pd of 4-8 Nov putting in AP mines while under mortar and MG fire. The Tp Comd was a Lt Freeborn who was awarded a MC.

Keywords: Jamestown Line, Operation Commando, RCE, 57th Independent Field Squadron



Entry: 92746
Subject: 23 CDN FD ENGR SQN

John Hutcheson SR. wrote on February 22, 2016


City and State: TURRAMURRA NS

Unit: 28 FD ENGR REGT RE

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Please send me material on 23, 57 & 59 Canadian Field Engineer Squadron.who operated in the KOREAN WAR

I am writing a book on Engineers in Korean War

I was the IORE in 28 Fd Engr Regt

Angus Duddy was the LO

Keywords:



Entry: 91222
Subject: FIND FELLOWS

Erin Tutte wrote on May 22, 2015


City and State: BC

Unit: RCE 3 FIELD SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm posting on behalf of my grandfather, who is a Korean vet. (Canadian) He was
hoping to reunite with, or at least know the fate of his fellow members of the of
the Royal Canadian Engineers, 3 field squadron. In particular an R.A. Jones. His
name is Wilbert Gladwin Hupman, (although he was often called Nick or Gladdy.) If
you know a member of the 3 fld. squadron please send me a private message, we'd be
thrilled to hear from you!

Keywords: rce, 3 field squadron, three field, wilbert gladwin hupman, jones



Entry: 87186
Subject: TRYING TO TRACK DOWN OLD FRIENDS

Clare Larade wrote on September 10, 2013


City and State: NEWWATERFORD NS

Unit: 57TH AND 59TH FIELD SQUADRON KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Trying to find and contact Korean war vets who were
transferred from the 23rd FLD SQN to 57th and 59th
SQN from July/52-Oct/53.

Involved on Hills 355 and 159

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Entry: 86580
Subject: THEN CAPTAIN ANGUS DUDDY RCE

Eric Lewis wrote on June 23, 2013


City and State: WIMBORNE

Unit: MONS OFFICER CADET SCHOOL

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was lucky enough to have the then Capt Angus Duddy RCE as one

of my Instructing Officers at Mons Officer cadet School,

Aldershot UK in 1957/1958. His humour in particular made tiring

days of training bearable. I remember that at some point I was

told that his Royal Canadian Engineer Troop had been involved in

a mine explosion in Korea but I cannot be certain over this. As

he would always state at breaktimes - you boys go and get your

Hershey Bars !!







A great guy.

Keywords: Officer Training



Entry: 84692
Subject: SAPPER SHERMAN E. WEEKS

Mike Handley wrote on November 14, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: HALIFAX NS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My uncle Sherman passed away 7/27/1988. He was Sapper
with the RCE's in the Korean War. A life long member of
the Dieppe Branch in Waverley, Nova Scotia.

I would be much obliged if anyone had any info on this
soldier. I would be deeply grateful. He's my Mom's
older brother, and Mom is all that is left now on that
side of the family of that generation.

Time holds for no one.

Thank you in advance....

Mike

Keywords: Sapper Sherman E. Weeks of the Royal Canadian Engineers



Entry: 79624
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTOS, PLANS ETC ON TRENCH WAREFARE IN KOREA

John Hutcheson SR. wrote on July 14, 2011


City and State: TURRAMURRA NS

Unit: 28 FD ENGR REGT RE - 1 COMDIV - KOREA

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Please email me any material you have on the Trench Warfare in Korea - in particular on Hill 355.

I am assembling material for publishing as :Trench Warfare in Korea".I have much material on 55 Sqn RE and the NZ Engrs {from Lt George Butcher}

I was the IORE of 28 Fd Engr Regt in the last 6 months of the war - 1953.

Any nmes of Veterians who remember me would be appreciated 



Entry: 78798
Subject: CPL. LEONARD PAKKALA

Karen Burr wrote on May 1, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 59TH FIELD SQUADRON, ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Leonard passed away in 2007. I am looking for any information about his time in Korea as I am putting together a life album for his grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I have a newspaper clipping of him pictured with Sapper Jean Deslauriers of Hull Quebec. I recall that he once said he was on the hill next to "PorkChop Hill". Any kind of rememberances would be greatly appreciated. With thanks.

Keywords: Sapper Jean Deslauriers of Hull Quebec  



Entry: 74169
Subject: RCE

Greg Duff wrote on April 1, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I`m a grandson of a Jack (John) Duff who was an engineer with the Royal Canadian Engineers during the Korean War. I`m currently teaching in South Korea and would love to have any information about if anyone knew about him or if anyone knew of where his unit was placed. The only thing I know is that he fought in Inchon. Any information would be great!

Keywords: RCE, Inchon, Engineer



Entry: 66682
Subject: PLANT TROOP 64 FIELD PARK SQDROON

Bob Jago wrote on July 28, 2008


City and State: MONMARTIN EN GRAIGNES

Unit: ROYAL ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I WONDER IF ANY OF THE CANADIAN ENGINEERS WHO SERVED IN
KOREA WITH THE PLANT TROOP REMEMBER ME, CPL BOB JAGO RE. AS
ALWAYS WE REMEMBER ONLY THE BEST OF TIMES, AND WE SHARED
SOME GOOD ONES. MEN I PARTICULARLY REMEMBER ARE CPL BOB
NOLAN (OR WAS IT DOLAN?), CPL. 'GIGABOO' PETRIE, AND SPR. 'KIT'
CARSON.

I SHOULD BE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM ANY ONE WHO WAS THERE, AND
SEND MY VERY BEST WISHES TO ALL THOSE WHO WERE. TODAY IS MY
76TH BIRTHDAY - IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT ALL THOSE VIVID
MEMORIES ARE BETWEEN 55 AND 57 YEARS OLD! WHAT A STURDY
BUNCH WE WERE. WHO REMEMBERS THE ICE COLD ASHAI BEER AND
GREAT SING-SONGS IN THE MESS TENT?

Keywords: PLANT TROOP 64 FIELD SQUADRON. BOB JAGO



Entry: 64120
Subject: RESEARCH - TRENCH WARFARE IN KOREA - MAPS OF MINEFIELDS AND BATTALION LAYOUTS

John Hutcheson SR. wrote on February 1, 2008


City and State: TURRAMURRA

Unit: 28 FD ENGR REGT

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was the IORE of 28 Fd Engr Regt with angus Duddy as LO and Mike? fields as the CO.

I had dealings and drinks with the Canadians who "hated" the LIMEYS?

Keywords: I am researching the Trench warfare in Korea - 1952 to 1953. - seeking maps of minefields and battalion positions + photos of trenches, bunkers, tunnels, HQs etc on the Jamestown and Kansas Lines







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