Hugh Cave (Retd WOII Clerk of Works Construction)

Works Services was a very large organisation. It covered the world wherever there was a military establishment.

The Navy and the RAF had similar support units.

The Royal Engineers units consisted of:
CRE - Commander Royal Engineers - rank of Colonel or Lt Colonel
DCRE - District Commander Royal Engineers - rank of Major
Garrison Engineers - (in my time - mostly civilians)
These were then staffed by:
Clerk of Works, Construction, Electrical and Mechanical (alphabetical listing)
There were also civilian staff in these GE units.

These are still in existence but in a different form.