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BabaAndrew

I would be most grateful if anyone could share information about the composition (war establishment) of Field Survey Companies of the Royal Engineers.

 

Also, if anyone has photos that they would be will to share, this would be appreciated.

 

Any information or photos welcome!

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Ron Clifton

Establishments at various times:

Field Survey Company

March 1916: 3 officers and 15 men

Sept 1916: 9 officers and 67 men

Dec 1916: 6 officers and 78 men

April 1917: 6 officers and 80 men

Field Survey Battalion

August 1918: 21 officers and 249 men.

At the end of the war each Army had one Field Survey Battalion.

 

There were slightly different, and larger, establishments for the FS Companies in Egypt, Salonika and Italy, doubtless due to the greater need to draw newer maps.

 

Ron

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BabaAndrew
On 18/07/2020 at 22:58, SapperBoo said:

The war establishment varied as the as the war progressed culminating in the Field Survey Companies becoming Field Survey Battalions.

https://www.nzsappers.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ReportSurveyWesternFront14-18.pdf

Are you looking for anything in particular?

Thank you very much, this has been most useful!

On 19/07/2020 at 10:36, Ron Clifton said:

Establishments at various times:

Field Survey Company

March 1916: 3 officers and 15 men

Sept 1916: 9 officers and 67 men

Dec 1916: 6 officers and 78 men

April 1917: 6 officers and 80 men

Field Survey Battalion

August 1918: 21 officers and 249 men.

At the end of the war each Army had one Field Survey Battalion.

 

There were slightly different, and larger, establishments for the FS Companies in Egypt, Salonika and Italy, doubtless due to the greater need to draw newer maps.

 

Ron

Much appreciated Ron!

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