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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 1st Bn The Herefordshire Regt.
Month and Year: April 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. J.B. Churcher
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
ALDERSHOT 2   Rear Party arrived ALDERSHOT
“ 3   Privilege Leave commenced
“ 3   Cadre for potential NCOs re-commenced period 3rd – 11th APL 44
“ 5   Privilege leave suspended wef night 5/6 APL 44
“ 9   Unit censoring commenced
“ 10   Carrier Pl commenced 3 day Unit Course on Flame Throwing Warfare
“ 11   Bn carried out complete loading trials
“ 11   Bn changed to closed address
“ 12   “D” Coy proceeded on 48 hrs scheme, practiced – River crossings and patrols
“ 14   Bn Snipers proceeded to BISLEY
“ 14   Reinforcement Company formed
“ 14   Reinforcements Total 58 O.Rs arrived from D.C.L.I.
“ 14   Carrier Pl proceeded to Ash Ranges for night firing practice with Vickers MGs
ALDERSHOT 14   “A” Coy night Ex. Patrolling practice
“ 17   All Rifle Coys Pl.Sgt's Day under 2.i/c
“ 17   “A” Coy, 2” Mortar Team proceeded to BISLEY
“ 17   “C” Coy-Night Compass March & neutralizing Mines by Pls.
“ 18   “C” Coy, Inter-Pl. Patrol Exercise
“ 18   “D” Coy, Bren Gps proceeded to BISLEY.
“ 19   All Coys, 2” Mortar Teams proceeded to BISLEY.
“ 19   2 i/c. Major I.A. Freeland posted. to take over Comd 7. Norfolks.
“ 19   “A” Coy. Night Ex. Practice River Crossings.
“ 20   Sig. Ex. “Beverley 6”
“ 20   “B” Coy., commenced night training programme 2300 – 0400 hrs – Ex “Guerilla” Object – Practice individual movement through enemy territory
“ 21   2300 – 0600 hrs. Ex. – Patrols arrived back in barracks 0900 hrs
“ 21   “D” Coy., Ex. Pl. in attack.
ALDERSHOT 24   “D” Coy., Ex. Pl. in attack.
“ 24   “S” “A” & “B” Coys proceeded on 3 days march
“ 24   Sig. Ex. “Beverley 5”
“ 25   “D” Coy. Ex. Practice River Crossings.
ALDERSHOT 26   Adv Party consisting 1 Offr & 5 ORs proceeded on Ex “Fabious”
“ 26   Bn changed over to new tactical Coy Signs on all Vehicles.
“ 27   Main Party consisting 1 NCO & 16 ORs proceeded on Ex “Fabious”
“ 27   “HQ” “C” & “D” Coys proceeded on 3 days Route March
“ 27   Mortar Pl proceeded to HANGMOOR HILL. Practice Gp Shooting

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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