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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 151st (A.Y.) Field Regiment, R.A.
Month and Year: February 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. H.C. Phillips, R.A.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
HIGHAM 1   Regt in Camp at HIGHAM HEATH for Battle Practice Exercises with Bns of 159 Inf Bde and Sqns of 29 Armd Bde. See Adm Instr No. 1 & General Instrs Appendix ‘A’
1   Exercise ‘Stanford East’ Appendix ‘B’
2   Exercise ‘Stanford West’ Appendix ‘C’
3   4 KSLI and Sqn 2 FF Yeo arrived Stanford, relieving 3 Mon and Sqn 23 H.
4   Exercise ‘Stanford East’ Appendix ‘D’
5   Exercise ‘Stanford West’ Appendix ‘E’
6   1 Hereford and Sqn 2 FF Yeo arrived Stanford, relieving 4 KSLI and Sqn 2 FF Yeo.
7   Exercise ‘Stanford East’ Appendix ‘F’
8   Exercise ‘Stanford West’ Appendix ‘G’
9   Successful Regt ‘M’ and ‘U’ Tgt practice with tp pivot guns held on Stanford Battle Range. Appendix ‘H’
10   Exercise ‘Eagle’ Instruction No. 1 issued Appendix ‘I’
11   Exercise ‘Eagle’ Instruction No. 2 issued
12   Move to conc area for Ex ‘Eagle’, staging night 12/13 at DONCASTER Staging Camp.
12   Exercise ‘Eagle’: Object to exercise 8 Corps for extended period and to practice two armoured divisions in passing through gaps in enemy defences simultaneously.
13-14   Regt in harbour at SWANLANDS, nr HESSLE, Yorks.
13-14   Intelligence Summary No. 1 issued. Appendix ‘K’
15   Operation Orders No. 1 and 2 issued Appendix ‘L’ and 'M'
15   Regt moved out of harbour area to sp right flank of 29 Armd Bde in approach march.
FIELD 16-19   Regt in action area LITTLE DRIFFIELD in sp 159 Inf Bde during period of patrolling preparatory to Corps attack.
16-19   Handing over of O.Ps to 15 (S) Div. & 9 AGRA practised.
16-19   Intelligence Summaries No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 issued. Appendix ‘N’ ‘O’ ‘P’
18-20   Dumping of 400 r.p.g. practiced. Adm Order No. 1 issued. Appendix ‘Q’
18-20   Regt moved to fwd area near LANGTOFT night 19/20 Feb.
21   Regt supported break-out of 29 Armd Bde in Corps attack. March Table issued. Appendix ‘R’
22   Regt moved up to posn area BUTTERWICK from which sp could be given for the crossing of the River DERWENT.
23   Registration carried out during preparations for crossing of the R. DERWENT.
24   Fwd troops crossed the river. ‘Cease Fire’ Ex Eagle given at approx 1600 hrs 24 Feb 44.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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