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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|
|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.
Disclaimer: This War Diary is based on its original, but typos might be corrected. Locations are calculated, so might not be in the correct place. For historical research, always check the originals.