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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: Inns of Court Regt, RAC
Month and Year: November 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. R.A.G. Bingley
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
Field 1   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
1   'B' Sqn area VORTUM – BOXMEER holding West bank of R. MAAS.
1   'C' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
2   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
2   'C' Sqn area VORTUM – BOXMEER holding west bank of R. MAAS.
2   'B' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
3   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
3   'B' Sqn area VORTUM – BOXMEER holding west bank of R. MAAS.
3   'A' & 'C' Sqns in reserve.
4   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
4   'A' Sqn in reserve.
4   'B' Sqn moved to GEMERT E.5730.
4   'C' Sqn moved to REEK E.5427.
5   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
5   'B', 'C' & ' D' Sqns in reserve.
6   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
6   'B', 'C' & ' D' Sqns in reserve.
7   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
7   'A', 'B' & ' C' Sqns in reserve.
8   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
8   'A', 'B' & ' C' Sqns in reserve.
9   'C' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
9   'B' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
9   'A' Sqn moved to DEURNE.
10   'B' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
10   'A', 'C' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
11   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
11   'B', 'C' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
12   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
12   'C' Sqn took over area CUIJK – OEFFELT holding W bank of R. MAAS.
12   'B' Sqn moved to area HAPS E.5145.
12   'D' Sqn in reserve.
13   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
13   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
13   'A' & 'B' Sqns in reserve.
14   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
14   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
14   'A' & 'C' Sqns in reserve.
15   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
15   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
15   'C' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
16   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
16   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
16   'B' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
17   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
17   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
17   'A' & 'B' Sqns in reserve.
18   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
18   'D' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
18   'A' & 'C' Sqns in reserve.
19   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
19   'A' Sqn holding line VELLUM area.
19   'C' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
20   'A' Sqn took over line at E.772229.
20   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT. HWBORM.
20   'B' Sqn in reserve.
20   'D' Sqn moved to RIJKEVOORT 7241. and took over line between BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
21   'A' Sqn holding line at E.772229.
21   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT and 'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER holding west bank of R. MAAS.
21   'B' Sqn in reserve.
22   'A' Sqn holding line at E.772229.
22   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
22   'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
22   'C' Sqn in reserve.
23   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
23   'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
23   'A' Sqn returned to DEURNE.
23   'C' Sqn in reserve.
24   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
24   'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
24   'B' Sqn in reserve.
24   'A' Sqn moved to GEMERT to rest.
25   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
25   'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
25   'A' & 'B' Sqns in reserve.
26   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
26   'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
26   'A' & 'C' Sqns in reserve.
27   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
27   'D' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
27   'A' Sqn moved to WANROIJ.
27   'C' Sqn in reserve.
28   'A' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
28   'C' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
28   'B' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
29   'A' Sqn area BEUGEN – BOXMEER.
29   'B' Sqn area CUIJK – OEFFELT.
29   'C' & 'D' Sqns in reserve.
30   'A' Sqn relieved by 2 KSLI moved to VENHORST.
30   'B' Sqn relieved by 1 R. Norfolks moved to METERIK.
30   'C' Sqn moved to BSEEK.
30   'D' Sqn moved to DE RIPS.
30   For the first half of November the Regiment was holding the line on two separate fronts. 'B' & 'C' Sqns held the west bank of the R. MAAS in BOXMEER – VORTUM area while 'A' & 'D' Sqns took turn and turn about on the DEURNE front. Again apart from sporadic shelling and sniping nothing of moment occurred. Except that on the 13th one of our patrols moving out at first light to take over an OP was ambushed, the troop leader and troop sergeant were taken prisoner and their drivers were killed. From 20th - 22nd of the month 'A' Sqn came under command of 3 British Div and maintained a 'stop' post in a very exposed position which was mortared and sniped continuously. On the 22nd the Regiment's area of responsibility on the R. MAAS was increased and was held by two sqns in rotation with the remaining two in reserve. Again there was little or no activity until the night of the 25th when 'C' Sqn Blitz Troop posn was attacked by an enemy patrol and 3 troopers were taken prisoner and one wounded. No casualties were inflicted on the enemy.
30   On the 30th Lt.Gen. R.N. O’Connor, KCB, DSO, MC relinquished command of 8 Corps and his place was taken by Lt .Gen. E.H. Barker, CB, CBE, DSO, MC (see Appx 'A').
30   CASUALTIES.
30   During the month the following casualties were suffered:-
30   KILLED 6352456 Tpr. Willows, S.
30   4544265 ,, Loft, F.
30   7959506 ,, Salt, D.
30   MISSING 2/Lieut. C. Webster
30   3860886 Cpl. Dean, C. 14670763 Tpr. Culyer,R.
30   14437029 Tpr. Mitchell, D. 14408651 ,, Wright, C.
30   WOUNDED 2/Lieut. D.H. Barnes
30   7955799 Tpr. Matthison, A. 6983990 Tpr. Matthews, A.
30   7907221 ,, Jones, G. 14438096 ,, Parr, J.
30   REINFORCEMENTS.
30   During the month the following officers joined the Regiment:-
30   Lieut. A.F. Hunton. Lieut. L.M. Primrose-Wells.
30   Lieut. J.T. Brookbank. Lieut. E.C. Parsons.
30   Lieut. C.S. Taylor. 2/Lieut. M.M. Anderson.
30   Lieut. J.C. Graham. 2/Lieut. D.L. Sewell.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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