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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2nd Fife & Forfar Yeo., R.A.C.
Month and Year: February 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. A.B.J. Scott, M.C.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
2 – 9   Standford Battle Area: “A” & “C” Sqns each spent 2 days in combined ex with KSLI & Herefords respectively. Main function of tks was to provide Browning fire in sp of inf.
7   C in C 21 Army Gp visited the Bde & spoke to all ranks at an informal parade. “A”
13   Ex Eagle: Conc on 13 Feb in bde area Ref OS […] 23 & 28
15 0700 Advance North: first contact TIBTHORPE – HOGGATE – we passed 2 […] Yeo and pushed on as far as […] line of 82 grid line where we were held up by mines, […] & arty fire. 159 Bde took over from “B” & “C”
15 2200 us after dark & we drew […] to TIBTHORPE HO 4375.
16   C Sqn were of to GARTONFIELD HO 4280 at night to assist inf there if required. There was a false alarm during the night of 50 enemy this […] up from SW to […] – apparently a […] column.
17   We moved up to LIFE […] area to offer a show of strength […] the gap between 159 Inf Bde & Gds Armd Div on the left 2 PW were taken by Recce Tp.
18 2230 Night march to rear conc area at MOOR FM near KINKBURN – 15(S) Div came up to conc to attack an […] of enemy line on 22/23 Feb.
22 0500 Night march thro DRIFFIELD & gaps in minefield 470849 above COTTAM. Contact made with enemy at […] when we were held up by […] minefield […] five. “D” “E”
23   15(S)Div breached minefield night 22/23 Feb & we formed […] at first light. Contact was quickly made of a […] action […] W all day against enemy tks supported by at least one […] regt. Considerable losses were inflicted & suffered […] we reached the high ground […] as […] objective before the posn aws taken over by 23H who had followed us up. We then moved WEST to WARREN Ho area & made contact with enemy enemy armour in area PEAKCLUMPS 4796. No decisive action was fought as enemy seemed determed is withdraw his armour. “F”
23/24   Leager at CAT BABBLETON 4793
24   Dispersal at first light; patrols were […] Reports from 2 […] Yeo & fwd units showed enemy well behind river DERWENT and whenever […] tps were ever the bn, “Eagle cease fire” came […]. After some […], we returned to BRIDLINGTON
24/25   that night arriving between 0100 – 0200 hrs. General opinion seemed to be that, sondidering it was February […], ik had been a good exercise. The […] system worked well & everyone took to the new Slides code quite easily. On return we setled down to maintenacen, trng in waterproofing and a period of recreational trng. Leave parties increased. During the exercise the reegt lost one of its original members when Major […] left to join Staff Yeo from whom Major Nichols came to take over as OC “C” Sqn. A farewell party was given for Major […] the officers mess on Friday 25 Feb.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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