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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 1st Bn The Herefordshire Regt.|
|Month and Year: March 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Major I.H. Freeland.|
|HORNSEA||3||1 Offrs 2 Sgts & 8 ORs proceeded on attachment to U.S. Armd Div. Station Cadford, St. Mary, Wilts for period of 10 days.|
|HORNSEA||3||1 Offr, 4 Sgts & 6 ORs from 3rd U.S. Armd Div, arrived. Att to Bn for period of 10 days.|
|HORNSEA||6||Course of Instruction commenced for non-swimmers under APTC instrs at HULL for period of one month.|
|HORNSEA||6||C.Os Lecture to all Bn on Ex Eagle|
|HORNSEA||7||Bn commenced normal training|
|HORNSEA||8||3 Flame Throwing Equipments. No 2. Mk I, issued to Bn for trg purposes by carrier Pl.|
|HORNSEA||9||D Coy carried out night exercise by Pls. Object Practice movement and ambush fighting patrols|
|HORNSEA||15&16||Course of Instruction by Unit Pioneer Pl for all Rifle Pl Sgts on Slit Trench blowing with Hawkins' Grenades|
|HORNSEA||15||Demonstration to all Rifle Coy, Pl Comds & NCOs by Unit Pioneers on Slit Trench blowing|
|HORNSEA||17||D Coy carried out Coy night Exercise. 1 Pl. enemy. 2 pls as fighting patrols.|
|HORNSEA||17||Attached U.S.A. Personnel returned to own Unit.|
|HORNSEA||20||Bn changed over to new type headress|
|HORNSEA||21||Unit A/Tk Pl. Shoot at BUCKTON Ranges|
|HORNSEA||21||Bn visited by 8 Corps Comd. C Coy demonstrated Pl in attack One man fatally injured during demonstration.|
|HORNSEA||22||H.M. King George VI inspected 11 Armd Div. Less 29 Armd Bde at DRIFFIELD.|
|HORNSEA||22||Reinforcements. total 23 arrived from 101 Reinforcement Group.|
|HORNSEA||22||Adv party left HORNSEA at 0710 hrs|
|HORNSEA||23||Cadre Course for Potential NCOs commenced|
|HORNSEA||23||Pioneer Pl. demonstration to S Coy Offrs & NCOs on Slit Trench blowing|
|HORNSEA||24||Mortar Pl carried out practice Group Shooting on ROLSTON Ranges|
|HORNSEA||27||Main Body left HORNSEA by road 0615 hrs. Staged for night|
|HORNSEA||27||27/28 at LUTTERWORTH Staging Camp.|
|ALDERSHOT||29||Arrived new location, Badajos Barracks, ALDERSHOT at 1800 hrs|
|ALDERSHOT||30||Tracked vehicles and crews left HORNSEA by rail arrived ALDERSHOT at 0300 hrs 31 MAR 44.|
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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.
Disclaimer: This War Diary is based on its original, but typos might be corrected. Locations are calculated, so might not be in the correct place. For historical research, always check the originals.