New Long Read – Folding Boat Equipment (FBE)

Folding Boat Equipment (FBE) was the name given to a portable bridging system that could be used as a floating bridge, a raft, ferry or general purpose boat. Introduced in the late twenties, FBE was continually developed and remained in service throughout WWII. Having seen service in all theatres, it played an especially vital role alongside Bailey bridges in the liberation of Europe.

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FBE Bridge, IWM