59 Mechanical Equipment Platoon,  News

British Royal Engineer (59 Plant Troop)

Picture of Royal Engineers Dozer team (59 M.E) that arrived from Maxhafen on or around 25th/26th April 1945.Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Three men are currently identified, all Sappers. Tom Turner, Tom Whetnall and Martin Foley.

My Father (Tom Turner) was a British Royal Engineer (59 Plant Troop) 866 Mechanical Equipment Coy. & part of a team despatched to Belsen from Maxhafen on 25th April 1945 with crew plus operators and one Bulldozer. Alan Turner

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter