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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 6th Guards Tank Brigade
Month and Year: May 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Brigadier C.L. Verney, M.V.O.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
CALE HILL 10   Capt. C. Fry, R.A.O.C., The Bde Ord Offr to Hospital, Capt. C. Clarke, R.A.O.C., took over his duties temporarily.
19   Lieut. A. Hubbard, R.A.O.C., took over the duties of Bde Ord Offr.
20   The Brigade Commander, Chief Umpire, B.M., I.O., Staff Captain together with 8 representatives from each unit in Bde went to EASTBOURNE to attend a security play given by 1 Bn Welsh Guards.
22   Exercise "Slasher" Brigade Signals exercise begins. Appendix I
23   Exercise "Slasher" ends in P.M.
23   Lieut. D.G. Ryan, Grenadier Guards, (L.O. 'G') went away on Sick Leave.
23   Lieut. P.A. Hudson, Grenadier Guards, 1st Reinforcement took over L.O. 'G' in his absence.
25   The Major-General Commanding the Brigade of Guards visited Bde H.Q., 4 Tk Gren Gds, 4 Tk Coldm Gds and 3 Tk Scots Gds.
25   Exercise "Ramsey". Wireless exercise for units except O.F.P. and 261 Fwd Del Sqn. Appendix II
26   Exercise "Heinrich". Wireless exercise for all units. Appendix III
27   Lieut. A. Hubbard, R.A.O.C., the acting Bde Ord Offr was involved in a motor accident in which he was slightly injured. The driver was more seriously hurt and both were admitted to hospital.
27   Capt. C. Fry, R.A.O.C., the Bde Ord Offr returned off Sick Leave.
27   Exercise "Trubshaw". Bde Service in CANTERBURY Cathedral and March Past the Brigade Commander. The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Dover among other High Clerical Dignitaries were present. The Archbishop of Canterbury gave an address. Appendix 4 and 4a
27   Lieut. J. Thompson is att to Bde H.Q. Sqn from 3 Tk Scots Gds as 1st Reinforcement Offr.
31   The Brigade Commander, Chief Umpire, Bn Commanders attended a lecture by General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, K.C.B., D.S.O., at TUNBRIDGE WELLS.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes,, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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