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Army Form C.2118
Unit: HQ 159 Infantry Brigade
Month and Year: April 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Brigadier J.G. Sandle
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
SECO 13   Div Int Study Day. Bde I.O. and Unit I.Os attended.
SECO 19   All units visited Rex Cinema, ALDERSHOT, to see three Security Films preceded by a short talk, given by F.S.O. Captain Field. (“Chatterbox”, “Chatterbug”, “Censorship”).
SECO 20   Exercise Berverley V1, Signal Exercise – run from static locations.
The Bde Comd went as a spectator to Exercise “Mush” – an Airborne Exercise.
Units commenced three-day route marches, covering minimum distance of 45 miles. Period covering from 17-30 April. By the end of the month every man should have completed march.
SECO 25   Bde H.Q. took part in a Harbouring Exercise. All the H.Q. vehicles took part.
The G.O.C., Maj-Gen Roberts, DSO, MC., and his ADC, Capt Wood came to dinner at the Bde Mess.
SECO 28   Bde H.Q. (main) moved to new location – to 1 Div Buildings, ALDERSHOT. Appx “A”
SECO 29   The Bde Comd, B.M. and Bde I.O. visited the School of Tank Technology, EGHAM, to see films of Tanks and see captured enemy AFVs.
SECO 30   During the month, Unit Censorship commenced throughout the Bde. A new closed address – “Army Post Office, England”was also introduced.

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