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Old 12-02-16, 00:45
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Default 16th Field Company - RCE - Info and pictures needed

Hello everyone,

I am a new member on this forum. I am an ex-military, (Royal Military College and Royal Canadian Navy), a passionate of Canada's military past and... a French-Canadian. I say so because it is possible that my written English will sometimes be defficient. I apologize for that in advance.

I am writting today to ask if anybody has pictures of the 16th Field Company (Royal Canadian Engineers) between the period of 1942 to 1946.

I am doing a (great and very interesting!) research on a sapper by the name of Spr Alcide Brisebois and I have very little info as for now. I know that he was with the 16th Field Coy on D-Day and that he was wounded in France on the 18th of July 1944.

If anyone has info and/or pictures about Spr Brisebois and/or his Coy, please let me know.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

Bill LaChapelle

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Old 12-02-16, 05:05
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The official histories of the Royal Canadian Engineers are blue covered hardcovers. The authors detail the activities of almost every RCE unit. I bought my copies on line on ebay.
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Old 12-02-16, 19:05
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Default Re: 16th Field Company, RCE - Info

Bill, some background information on the 16th Field Company, RCE:

- initially Called Out on Service in Military District No. 4, as 16th Field Company, RCE, NPAM (Details), under the authority of the Minister of National Defence, with effect from 26 August 1939, as promulgated in General Order Number 124 of 1939 (dated 26 August 1939)

- 16th Field Company, RCE, NPAM (Details) was embodied as a unit of the Canadian Active Service Force, and placed on active service, as the 16th Field Company, RCE, CASF (Details), under the authority of Privy Council Order 2482 of 1 September 1939, with effect from 1 September 1939, as promulgated in General Order Number 135 of 1939 (dated 1 September 1939)

- 16th Field Company, RCE, CASF (Details) was reallocated to the Canadian Army (Active), as the 16th Field Company, RCE (Details), under the authority of Privy Council Order 6645 of 19 November 1940, with effect from 7 November 1940, as promulgated in General Order Number 273 of 1940 (dated 29 November 1940)

- 16th Field Company, RCE (Details) was disbanded as a unit of the Canadian Army (Active), under the authority of Privy Council Order 1053 of 13 February 1941, with effect from 31 December 1940, as promulgated in General Order Number 44 of 1941 (dated 19 February 1941)

- 16th Field Company, RCE, CASF was embodied as a unit of the Canadian Active Service Force, and placed on active service, as the 16th Field Company, RCE, CASF (as a component of the 3rd Divisional Engineers, RCE, CASF (3rd Division, CASF)), under the authority of Privy Council Order 60/4274 of 28 August 1940, with effect from 24 May 1940, as promulgated in General Order Number 184 of 1940 (dated 5 September 1940)

- 16th Field Company, RCE, CASF was reallocated to the Canadian Army (Active), as the 16th Field Company, RCE, under the authority of Privy Council Order 6645 of 19 November 1940, with effect from 7 November 1940, as promulgated in General Order Number 273 of 1940 (dated 29 November 1940)

- 16th Field Company, RCE (a component of the 3rd Divisional Engineers, RCE (3rd Canadian Infantry Division)) was disbanded as a unit of the Canadian Army (Active), under the authority of Privy Council Order 53/492 of 13 February 1946, as promulgated in General Order Number 52 of 1946 (dated 2 March 1946)

Also, the War Diaries for the 16th Field Company, RCE, can be found at Library and Archives Canada under:

- for the period July 1940 to April 1943 - RG24-C-3. Volume/box number: 14742, File number: 718 or on microfilm reels T-18391, T-18392, and T-18393

- for the period May 1943 to October 1945 - RG24-C-3. Volume/box number: 14743, File number: 718 or on microfilm reels T-18393, and T-18394

Also, as Terry Warner pointed out, more information on the 16th Field Company, RCE, can be found in THE HISTORY OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS, VOLUME II: 1936-1946, by Colonel A.J. Kerry & Major W.A. McDill, published 1966, by The Military Engineers Association of Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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The official histories of the Royal Canadian Engineers are blue covered hardcovers. The authors detail the activities of almost every RCE unit. I bought my copies on line on ebay.

Great! Thanks Terry. I will look this up.
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Wow! That is a good start for me. Thank you Mark.

I will try to see if the microfilms have been numerised.

Thanks again for this info.

Best regards.

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