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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2nd Bn The Royal Warwickshire Regt
Month and Year: January 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt-Col H.O.S. Herdon
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
LOCHMABEN 2   Battalion, C of E Church Parade, Church LOCHMABEN, Preacher. Rev. T. Austin, Padre.
3   Film in Garrison Theatre 1930 hrs. “The Plainsman”.
4   D Company carried out Exercise “Vanguard I” using live ammunition on “Carthiat Hill”, Range.
6   'B' Company on Ex “Vanguard I”.
7   New Typhus injection given to Bn personnel.
8   185 Inf. Bde, Exercise “Key” began. Cipher exercise of one weeks duration. Bn move order for move to NAIRN issued to companies.
9   Lt. Col. H.O.S. Herdon, returned from leave.
ST MARY'S LOCH 12   “A” Company practised a company assault landing at ST MARY'S LOCH.
LOCHMABEN 13 0730 Battalion advance party leave camp.
LOCHMABEN 13   For NAIRN, by road. Party staged night 13/14 Jan 44 at DUNDEE. New issue of maps for use at NAIRN distributed to the 185 Inf. Bde. Gp.
ST MARY'S LOCH 14 0800 D' Company practiced a company assault landing at ST MARY'S LOCH.
LOCHMABEN 15 1915 Battalion road party, comprising 43 vehicles left camp for NAIRN. Party staged night 15/16 Jan 44 at PERTH.
LOCHMABEN 16 1919 First train party left LOCHMABEN for NAIRN. Appx A, B, C, D.
17 1500 Second traing party left LOCHMABEN for NAIRN.
NAIRN 19 2000 R.N.A.S. officer visited commanding officer to arrange drogue target practice.
20 1930 Bn rear road rail parties arrive at NAIRN.
21 0930 Bn all ranks dance, town hall, NAIRN.
NAIRN 23 1000 Bn church parade for service at the old parish church, NAIRN. Preacher Rev. J. Austin, C.F.
24   Six members of the Bn intelligense sec. flew on a practice air recce flight of stn. area.
25 1400 Rifle Coys embarked on landing ship infantry for a 24 hrs cruise. Offrs, Woi & Sgts in station attended lecture at HQ 3 Br. Inf. Div.
25   Subtext “Prisoner of War behaviour”.
27 0700 Bn Assault Gp. conference on Ex “Crown”.
28 0930 Air Naval Bombardemnt, Ex “Fizzle” Bn HQ 2 Assault Coy. HQ's took part.
30 1100 Lt. Col. H.O.S. Herdon briefed Bn Gp. Commanders for Ex “Dryshod”.
31   Ex “Dryshod” Bn “dry” assault Ex in NAIRN Area.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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