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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.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
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.

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