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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: H.Q.R.A., 11 Armd Division
Month and Year: September 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Brigadier B.J. Fowler, DSO, MC
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
AMIENS 1 0930 HQ moved.
1 1645 HQ reached AUBIGNY 343078.
AUBIGNY 1   RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 14 issued. Appendix 'A'
2 0830 HQ started to move.
2 1530 HQ established area LENS 5114.
2   RA 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 9 issued. Appendix 'B'
3 0830 HQ on move into BELGIUM.
EENHOORN 3 2300 HQ established 503618 EENHOORN.
4 1300 HQ moved.
WILLEBROECK 4 1630 HQ harboured 628782 WILLEBROECK.
4 1800 HQ moved to BRUMENBAARD 660878.
BRUMENBAARD 6   RA 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 10 issued. Appendix 'C'
7 1845 RA 11 Armd Div message O 8 issued. Appendix 'D'
7   RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 15 issued. Appendix 'E'
8 1740 RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 16 issued. Appendix 'F'
8 2355 RA 11 Armd Div Op Instr No. 7 issued. Appendix 'G'
9 0900 14 PW from Lt Flak Bn taken in nearby farm.
9 1030 HQ on move.
LUMMEN 9 1700 HQ reached LUMMEN 223695 and harboured for night.
9 2040 RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 17 issued. Appendix 'H'
9 2220 RA 11 Armd Div message G 03 issued. Appendix 'I'
10   Lieut A. J. Burkart R.A. replaced Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. as LO. with RA Gds Armd Div.
10   Capt K.D. Napper R.A. went as L.O. to 100 A.A. Bde.
VOORTE HEIDE 10   HQ moved to VOORTE HEIDE 308748.
12 0230 RA 11 Armd Div message G 02 issued. Appendix 'J'
PEER 12   HQ moved to PEER 385843.
12   RA 11 Armd Div message G 01 with Barrage Trace issued. Appendix 'K'
13   1 OR evacuated beyond RAP and admitted to 18 Lt Fd Amb (Sick).
13 0400 RA 11 Armd Div message G 02 issued. Appendix 'L'
13 2330 RA 11 Armd Div message G 05 issued. Appendix 'M'
14   11 Armd Div Op Instr No. 13 received.
14 1445 RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 18 issued. Appendix 'N'
14 1755 RA 11 Armd Div Op Instr No. 8 issued. Appendix 'O'
14   1 OR posted from 18 Lt Fd Amb.
16 1200 11 Armd Div under comd 8 Corps.
16   Rear link closed down to RA 30 Corps and opened to RA 8 Corps.
17 1800 Fire plan conference for attack by 3 Br Div held by CCRA 8 Corps at this HQ.
17 1900 RA 11 Armd Div message G 04 issued. Appendix 'P'
17   Liet A.J. Burkart R.A. returned from RA Gds Armd Div.
18   Lieut B.C. Roberts R.A went as LO to RA 3 Br Div.
18   1 OR posted from, but remains attached to, 151 (AY) Fd Regt RA.
19   77 (DLOY) Med Regt R.A. under comd.
19 1200 Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. went as L.O. with 90 Fd Regt R.A. with wireless set on net of 'I' (HAC) Bty to arrange arty sp for 2 FF Yeo regt gp by 90 Fd Regt R.A.
19 1250 RA 11 Armd Div message G 04 issued. Appendix 'Q'
19 1615 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 9 received.
19 1925 RA 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 11 issued. Appendix 'R'
19   RA 11 Armd Adm Notes issued. Appendix 'S'
CONVENT DE LA TRAPPE 20 1300 HQ moved to CONVENT DE LA TRAPPE 433022.
20 2359 Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. returned from 90 Fd Regt R.A.
OOSTERIK 21 1300 HQ moved to OOSTERIK 480087.
21 1630 R.A. 11 Armd Div Fire Plan No. 2 - Fire Plan Orange - issued. Appendix 'T'
21 1905 RA 11 Armd Div Fire Plan No. 3 - Fire Plan Lemon - issued. Appendix 'U'
21 1940 RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 19 issued. Appendix 'V'
ZOMERN 23 0900 HQ moved to ZOMERN 591113.
23   R.A. 11 Armd Div Tgt List issued. Appendix 'W'
23 1940 R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 20 issued. Appendix 'X'
23 2240 Addendum No. 1 to R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 20 issued. Appendix 'Y'
24 2200 R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 21 issued. Appendix 'Z'
25 0800 HQ moved to DEURNE 644193.
DEURNE 25 1700 HQ moved to MILSCHOT 592275.
25   Lieut B.C. Roberts R.A. returned from R.A. 3 Br Div.
DOMPT 26 1515 HQ moved to DOMPT 640333.
26   Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. went as L.O. with RA 50 Div.
26   Lieut B.C. Roberts R.A. went as L.O. with R.A. 3 Br Div.
26 2145 R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 22 and Trace issued. Appendix 'A1'
29   Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. returned from R.A. 50 Div.
29   Lieut B.C. Roberts R.A. returned from R.A. 3 Br Div and went as L.O. with R.A. 7 US Armd Div.
29 2125 R.A. 11 Armd Div message G 07 issued. Appendix 'B1'
30   R.A. 11 Armd Div support attack by 7 US Armd Div.
30   AfsW 3008 and 3009 for weeks ending 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 Sep att. Appendices 'D1 to M1'

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

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