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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 23rd Hussars
Month and Year: January 1945 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. R.P. HARDING, DSO
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
BELGIUM 1-3   Regiment under command H Company 8th RB concentrated at BEAURAING. P 0171 GSGS 4042 Sheet 6.
4   Move to WELLIN, 1268.
5   "A" Squadron in support of 12th Para Battalion to BURE and south of BURE, 2569 and are engaged in bad visibility. Withdraw at night to TELLIN, 2068. "C" Squadron to WAVREILLE in support of 13th Para Battalion. "B" Squadron and H Company, 8th RB to hill, 2269. R.HQ at RESTEIGNE, 1668.
5 x Other Ranks killed in action and 1 x wounded.
6   Remain in positions in support of 6th Airlanding Brigade.
7   "C" Squadron and "B" Squadron relieve one another.
8   In same positions.
9   "B" Squadron support 1st R.U.R forward to FORRIERES, 2474. "A" Squadron and "C" Squadron remain in positions.
10   "B" Squadron complete in FORRIERES. "C" Squadron at WAVREILLE. "A" Squadron in TELLIN.
11-13   "A" and "C" Squadrons concentrate back in TELLIN. "B" Squadron in RESTEIGNE.
11   1 x Other Rank killed in action and 3 x Other Ranks wounded.
14   Regiment move to re-begin re-equipment at YPRES. Re-disposal of Sherman 75s at 2 ARG, Brussels.
15-20   Re-equipping and training.
15   3 x Shermans 1C and 10 x Comets 1A received. 1 x Sherman VC disposed of.
21   Celebrate Christmas.
22-31   Re-equipping and training.
23   1 x Sherman V received. 4 x Sherman 1Cs and 10 x Sherman Vs disposed of.
25   12 x Comets 1A received.
31   5 x Comets 1A and 1 x lorry, 3-ton received. 1 x Workshop wagon, Krupp, abandoned. 1 x 3-ton lorry backloaded.

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Source: Neil Grimshaw.

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