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Summaries are contained in F.S. Regs., Vol. 1.
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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 2 GLAS. H. H.L.I.|
|Month and Year: June 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. P.U. Campbell|
|BRIGHTON||3||Fd Return Offrs & ORs to 2 ech||Appxs A & B|
|4||CO's Church Parade.|
|6||"D" Day. Orders of the day read to all tps from Gen Eisenhower. Bn addressed by Bde Comd.|
|10 & 17||Fd Return Offrs & ORs to 2 ech|
|11||Bde Church Parade.|
|NR. EASTHAM FARNHAM||12||Bn tpt & C.O. arrived Marshalling Area
" marching tps " " "
|LONDON||15||1800||Veh pty boarded S.S. Empire Brutus|
|NEWHAVEN||16||Marching tps embarked L.C.S.|
|17||Marching tps landed in Normandy and conc. in ESQUAY-SUR-SEULLES.|
|17||1900||Veh pty arrived off NORMANDY coast.|
|18||Church Service on board ship - Padre R.A.M.C. 8 Corps|
|19||Weather prevents disembarkation|
|20||Weather prevents disembarkation|
|21||2000||Concert for tps on board ship.|
|22||CO left on launch for conf with Div Comd.|
|23||1st veh pty disembarked.|
|24||1800||Last " " ashore|
|24||2300||Bn moved to FAA - L.O.B.: Major White, Capt Renwick, Lieuts Wallace & Loudon|
|24||Fd Return Offrs & ORs to 2 ech||App C & D|
|26||0100||Bn moved up to F.U.P.|
|26||0700||"H" Hour - Bn attacked & took objective CHEUX.|
|26||Offr Cas: T/Major Carson, T/Capt Johnstone, Lieuts Hollway, Kehoe, Waldie, Blackadder, Wark - WOUNDED.
T/Capt I.P.S. Wood, Lieut Keeble - KILLED.
|27||Bn relieved by 1 WORC - moved to COLLEVILLE and took over from 2 GORDONS|
|28||1000||Capt Renwick, Lieut Loudon arrive from L.O.B.|
|28||1400||Lt Loudon killed in repelling enemy attack from direction MOUEN.|
|29||Bn relieved by 10 HLI. Moved to MONDRAINVILLE where heavily shelled by mortars & repelled attack by inf & tks.|
|29||Rev Jas. S. Taylor killed by mortar fire.|
|29||Lt T.S. Maw R.A.M.C. wounded " " (replaced by Capt Giles 193 Fd Amb)|
|Mondrainville||30/1||0400||Bn relieved 0400 by 4 MONS & reverted to area BRONAY for reorganisation.|
|30/1||Total OR cas suffered in action: Killed - 18|
|30/1||Wounded - 177|
|30/1||Missing - 18|
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