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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 151st (A.Y.) Field Regiment, R.A.
Month and Year: May 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. H.C. Phillips, R.A.
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
ALDERSHOT 4   C.Os Miniature Range Exercise to practice arrangement of Fire Plans by B.Cs and Tp Comds.
5   Regt moved to ALFRISTON.
6   Div Arty Practice ALFRISTON RANGE; 13 HAC pivot guns only. Fire Plans and opportunity Uncle Tgts practised. Appendix ‘A’
6   Regt Rear Link set took part in 8 Corps Exercise ‘Brush’ - to practice comns between Corps Arty and Airborne Div.
7   Regt returned from ALFRISTON.
8   124 Bty proceeded to MARLBOROUGH area for 8 Corps Exercise ‘Mercury’, to practice shooting of Corps Arty at extreme range by Airborne FOOs.
8   Captain Richmond and 26 O.Rs posted to 42 R.H.U. as 1st Line Rfts.
8   Lieuts. P.J. Smart , A .A. Dumont, R.E. Plummer, C.G.C. Mickel, P.O.A. Sherrard posted to 31 R.H.U. as 1st Line Rfts.
10   ‘B’ Veh Wading at ARBORFIELD. 89% of vehs waded successfully.
10   Lieut. J. Rodger attached to Regt from 58 LAA Regt. R.A.
11   C.R.A’s Miniature Range Exercise on football field WATERLOO EAST Bks. Comns by 38 set. Fire Plans and arrangement of D.F. (SOS) Tasks practised.
12   Demonstration of Flails for clearing minefields in Long Valley, ALDERSHOT.
13   RHQ Small Arms practice at ASH Ranges.
14   Lieut. P.J. Kay, R.A. admitted to hospital and posted to X List.
15   C.R.A’s Miniature Range Exercise for 13 HAC 151 A.Y. and 77 Med Regt.
15   Lecture by DCA on 24 hr Ration Pack at RITZ Cinema, ALDERSHOT.
15   Lecture to all officers by I.O. (Lt. R.I. Gray, R.A.) on German Dispositions in the West and by Lt. C.K.O. Spence, R.A. on German Organisation.
15   Captain W.S. Caird, R.A. (Parachutist FOO) attached to 1st Air Ldg Lt Regt.
16   Regt Rear Link took part in Div Arty Exercise ‘Omega’ to practice CRA’s Comd Net.
17   8 Bren Gunners per bty and 4 ex RHQ engaged in AA Dome Teacher Practice at PIRBRIGHT.
17   Lecture on 24 hr Ration Pack.
17   Amendment to 151st (A.Y) Field Regiment, R.A. Standing Orders in the Field published. Appendix ‘B’
18   All officers attended address to officers of 11 Armd Div by Lieut.General Sir Richard O’Connor, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.C., Comd 8 Corps, in Garrison Theatre ALDERSHOT.
18   151st (A.Y) Adm Instr No. 1 issued. Appendix ‘C’
19   Exercise ‘Blue’ - operational waterproofing commenced. Lecture on 24 hrs Ration Pack.
20   Ex ‘Blue’ - operational waterproofing continued.
21   Cocktail Party in R.A. Mess Aldershot.
21   Exercise ‘Blue’.
22   Amdt No. 1 to Adm Instr No. 1 issued. Appendix ‘D’
22   Lecture by Sigs Offr (Lt. D.R. Mott) on waterproofing of wireless sets.
22   Ex. ‘Blue’.
23   Demonstration of Blowing-In Gun Pits by 612 Fd Sqn R.E.
23   Regt Rear Link took part in 8 Corps Sigs Ex ‘Martha’.
23   Lecture to Officers, W.Os and Sgts by I.O. (Lt. R.I. Gray, R.A.) on "Conduct if Cut Off or Captured".
23   Ex ‘Blue’.
24   O.P. Offrs and O.P.As attended demonstration by Airborne Pl to aid recognition in Ops.
24   Regt Rear Link took part in HQRA Sigs Exercise ‘Le Dernier Cri’.
24   Ex ‘Blue’ concluded.
25   6 Offrs and 67 O.Rs attended Ex ‘Red’ - inspection of units of 8 Corps by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander-in-Chief, at WORTH, SUSSEX.
25   Sigs Ex ‘Le Dernier Cri’ continued.
25   123 and 125 Bty attended Security and First Aid Trg Films.
25   Lt. R.E. Plummer, R.A. rejoined unit from 31 R.H.U. vice Lt. P.J. Kay, R.A.
25   Captain D.D. Caffyn, R.A. admitted to hospital and posted to X List.
26   Regt provided 3 O.P. Offrs for umpires Ex ‘Mary’ - to practice communication between Corps Arty and Airborne Div.
26   124 Bty and RHQ attended Security and First Aid Trg Films.
26   Lecture by M.C. L.O. to Offrs and NCOs on move to Port of Embarkation.
26   Amdt to 151st (A.Y) Field Regiment Standing Orders in the Field issued. Appendix ‘E’
26   Sigs Ex. ‘Le Dernier Cri’ ended.
26   Ex. ‘Mary’ concluded.
28   150 All ranks from Regt attended Church Parade arranged by Comd Aldershot District, Major General R. Evans, C.B., M.C.
28   Amdt to 151st (A.Y) Standing Orders in the Field issued. Appendix ‘F’
30   Commanding Officer inspected Veh Loads.
31   Major General G.P.B. Roberts, D.S.O., M.C., G.O.C. 11 Armd Div, inspected Veh Loads.
31   Commanding Officer addressed Regiment on forthcoming operations.

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

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