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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 2nd Bn The Glasgow Highlanders|
|Month and Year: December 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. H.C. Baker-Baker DSO MBE|
|WOODS AREA 873120||1||2359||BN in defensive position. An obvious recce was carried out conforming to a plan of diversion to an impending attack on BLERICK. Recorded tank noises broadcast in BN area. CAS. 2 wounded 1 missing from a Patrol led by 2/Lt McLaren.||App A|
|2||Plan of diversion continued in BN area.||App A|
|3||Bn in defensive position. 44 Bde + 7 Seaforths successfully attacked BLERICK. Our casualties 2 killed 8 wounded.||App A|
|4||Bn moved from defensive position at 1330 hrs to BROEK 698092 (Sheet 27 SW/W). 15 OR reinforcements.|
|BROEK||5-7||Bn in position at BROEK.||App A|
|ASTEN||8||Bn moved to ASTEN - Bde rest area. 37 OR reinforcements also 2 officers Lieuts Pipken & Kelly.|
|ASTEN||9-16||Bn in rest area. Training by Coys.||App A|
|HAELEN||17||Bn moved to HAELEN - Buggenem area for defensive position overlooking the MAAS. Relieved 1/6 Welch Regt. B.H.Q. 755941, B Coy in BUGGENEM 7794.||App A|
|18-19||Bn in defensive position HAELEN - BUGGENEM. A Coy join B Coy in Buggenem.||App A|
|20-21||Bn in same defensive postns. Strong current in River MAAS prevented our patrol crossing on night 21/22.|
|21-27||Bn in defensive position - same area. Standing patrols out each night forward to River bank area.|
|28||Bn moved from defensive position to Bde reserve area ROGGEL 7397. Relieved by 9th BN CAMS.|
|ROGGEL||29-30||Bn in reserve at ROGGEL.|
|31||Bn in reserve at ROGGEL.|
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