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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2nd Bn The Royal Warwickshire Regt
Month and Year: February 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt-Col H.O.S. Herdon
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
NAIRN 1 2000 Unit Dance
2 0930 All ranks of Bn briefed by Lt-Col H.O.S. Herdon in […] Regal Cinema, NAIRN, for the 185 Inf. Bde Group Combined Operation Ex “Crown”.
3 2100 Officer's Mess Dance at Royal Marine Hotel.
BLACKLA 5   Battalion addressed by General Sir Bernard Montgomery, K.C.B., D.S.O.
INVERGORDON 6   Battalion embarked for Exercise “Crown” A
BURGHEAD 9   Bn landing for Ex “Crown”.
10   Bn returned from Ex “Crown”.
NAIRN 11   Bn Dance, Town Hall “NAIRN”, Advnace Party depart for HUNTLY. B
NAIRN 12   Adjutant's Drill Parade NAIRN.
15   Main Party of Bn arrive at HUNTLY, Bn new location. Lt.-Col. H.O.S. Herdon moved to HUNTLY. C
17 0900 C.O. held a conference on Ex 'Anchor' for officers of supporting arms.
17 1400 C.O. held conference for Coy Commanders on Ex 'Anchor'.
18 0900 'D' Coy practiced with bicycles movement as a mobile column.
19 0900 All ranks of battalion briefed by C.O. in the 'Playhouse' Cinema, HUNTLY, for the Combined Operation Ex 'Anchor'.
19 1100 - 1600 Pl and Sec Commanders briefed for Ex Anchro by O.C. Coys, using [...] model.
20 1233 Marching personnel left HUNTLY by train for Bde assembly area. Arrived 1430. Night spent in barracks at Fort George. D
21   Bn embarked for Ex 'Anchor'
22   Bn landed, carried out role, and consolidated E, F
23   Bn returned from Ex 'Anchor'.
25   Officers attended Div Conference on Ex 'Anchor' at INVERNESS.
29   Coys briefed for Tk co-operation exercise with Staff Yeo.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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