East African Engineers WWII
I am trying to find more information on the East African Engineers.
The East Africa Engineer Corps was raised in late 1939, by William John Stewart Oates (my grandfather) consisting
originally of a field company and a field survey company.1 Field Coy was redesignated in Oct. 1940 as 54 (East African) Field Coy and served with 1st African and then 12th African Division until its disbandment in April 1943 (fighting in Italian Somaliland and Abyssinia), and then transferred to 11th African Division.Also serving with 11th Div were 58, 63, 64 Field Coys, and 62 Field Pk Coy (all of the EAE).I1th Div went to Ceylon in June 1943, Burma June 1944, and retired to India in April 1945.
I have been referred to following books
1.The History of the Corps of Royal Engineers.Volume IX.The Institution
of Royal Engineers, Chatham, Kent.
2.Orpen, N. and Martin, H.J.South Arican Forces in World War II (Volume
VIII).Salute the Sappers.Sappers Association, Johannesburg.
Apart from this I have little information on them and would be pleased to receive any further references or cross references.