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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 8th Bn. The Rifle Brigade
Month and Year: March 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. E.D. Treneer-Michell
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
BRIDLINGTON 9   G Coy beat C Sqn 23 H in the Final of the Bde Inter Sqn/Coy Football Competition having beaten the same opponents by the same score in the final last year.
HUNMANBY 13   Lt. E.P. May promoted Capt. and appointed Messing Officer.
17/25   Capt. G.N. Bell and 10 O.Rs. from the Bn. were attd to U.S. 3rd Armd Div and equal number of Americans were attd to the Bn. Baseball was played for the first time in the Bn. and seems likely to catch on.
BRIDLINGTON 22 1000 The Bn. paraded complete in BRIDLINGTON for inspection by H.M. The King. Advance parties left HUNMANBY for new location.
WOLDS 23,24,25   F, G, H Coys in turn took part in Ex. Honey as enemy to the recce tps of Armd Regts.
HUNMANBY 29   W.E. II/231/3 was received superseding previous W.E. II/231/2. The alterations chiefly affect the vehs in Bn.H.Q.
30/31   Main body of Bn. (less F Coy and tracked vehs) moved by road to new location, staying night 30/31 Mar at LUTTERWORTH. See Appx. A.
30   F Coy moved to Strenall range to fire rifle and L.M.G. war courses. 2/Lt. T.A. Whitaker posted to the Bn. from 9 R.B. and goes to F Coy.
31   No important deficiencies in equipment at end of the month.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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