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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.|
|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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