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Royal Engineers   70 Books
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135 Survey Engineer Regiment (TA): History of the Regiment 1948-1965. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., dup. typescript, spiral bound foolscap format, ii+35+[xiv]pp., with loosely inserted col. plate of uniforms Ewell, Surrey: RHQ. 1965  #62813
[HLMainPic] An unusual TA regiment formed in 1948 comprising Topographic Squadron, Cartographic Squadron & Lithographic Squadron. Details of their work, rolls of officers, roll of awards of Efficiency Medals &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
5th Signal Company Royal Engineers: Summary of War History 1914-1919. Card wraps., [7]pp. Aldershot: G&P. nd  #62577
[HLMainPic] Summary of services with 5th Div., Western Front from Aug. 1914, & list of awards. Concise but scarce. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Collections & Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 146pp., sketches in text. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1918  #63947
[HLMainPic] The first of 2 volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains mainly humourous contributions, poems &c. by num. members of the Coy. Orig. blue cloth sp. with wheat cloth boards, titled in gilt to sp. & black to front, VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
Deeds of the Royal Engineers. Compiled in the Royal Engineer Record Office In Compliance with Army Council Instruction No. 850, dated April 19th, 1916. Orig. printed paper covd. boards, [iv]+81pp. Chatham: Royal Engineers Institute. 1918  #63746
[HLMainPic] Notable events in Corps history inc. chapters on Royal Engineers & The Battle of Waterloo; The Royal Sappers & Miners in the Crimean War; The Blowing In of the Cashmere Gate at Delhi; 23rd Coy. in the Indian Mutiny & China; 23rd Coy at Ladysmith, &c. Orig. grey printed paper covd. boards with blue cloth backstrip, little chipped/rubbed at top of rear panel o/w VG & rare (just 500 copies printed).   £50
Essex Group Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Companies, R.E., Monthly Orders, January 1926-December 1936. Eleven year run, around 1000pp. in all, several maps & diagrams, bound in 3 Vols. Printed by H.G. Allis, Printer, Brentwood. Contemp.  #61266
[HLMainPic] Exceptional survival, some 132 original Monthly Orders bound in 3 Vols., contemp. binders' cloth with ink titles to front & sp., unit stamps to eps. Contains much detail on regimental organisation, courses of instruction, appointments & promotions, training programmes, annual camp (with details of kit, dress &c.), sporting events, awards of Efficiency medals, some details of changes in AA equipment in use, &c. Demarcation of Duties of Permanent Staff Instructors, CQMS, CSM, Mechanist Machinery &c, are of notable interest.   £100
Further Recollections of 107th Field Coy. R.E. 1st Ed., 228pp., 42 photos., 3 fldg. maps. Darlington: Wm. Dresser & Sons. 1920  #63948
[HLMainPic] The second of two volumes recording the unit's services in Macedonia/Salonica: This part contains the main historical narrative "Three Years in the Balkans" preceded by a very short account of early days in England & France. Roll of awards, fldg. map of Doiran Sector, texts of several Special Orders of the Day, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. Very scarce & useful contribution of the literature of the campaign in Salonika. See illustration on our website.   £125
History of the 520th (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) formerly known as the 2/3rd London (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [90]pp., portrait frontis. War Narratives Publishing Co. 1919  #60779
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of service in France & Flanders with 47th (London) Div. 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Messines, Cambrai. Roll of Hon., Hons. & Awards, nominal roll, &c. Orig. red cloth, stained o/w VG & scarce with owenership inscrip. of S. Warren, 74 Hewitt Rd., Hornsey, N8, who is listed in the appendices as No. 550226 Cpl. S.C. Warren who was wounded at Spoil Bank, Ypres, 10th June 1917, an event which he has also recorded in a pencil marginal note at the appropriate place in the text. See illustration on our website.   £85
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. V: The Home Front, France, Flanders & Italy in the First World War. 1st Ed., xxi+728pp., frontis., plate, 32 portraits, 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket, sketch map in text. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #62600
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all apects of Sapper work on the Western Front. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia & East Africa, & the Inter-War Period, 1919-38. 1st Ed., xv+351pp., 9 portraits, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 3 in text. VG in chipped dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #62638
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Mespot., East Africa & inter-war disturbances in Shanghai & Abyssinia, as well as technical developments. VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
History of the School of Military Survey. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., [iii]+100+[13]pp., 20 plates. Printed by The School of Military Survey. 1983  #62078
[HLMainPic] Mainly the period 1940 (formation of the Survey Training Centre, to train personnel for service with Field Survey Companies RE) to 1980. Roll sof commandants & other officers & Warrant Officers on the staff. 500 copies printed. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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